in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties
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The 87th Annual Helen Keller Day
was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016
WNEP’s Noreen and Tom Clark were returning commentators for the event. The fashion show featured Christopher & Banks, Joseph A. Bank, Old Navy, Small Frye’s and Tunis Bridal Shoppe. The Lackawanna Blind Association thanks Noreen and Tom, fashion show participants, and all of our volunteers and sponsors for their continuing support in making this a successful event. Special thanks to this year’s Helen Keller Day Chairwoman, Judy Galenas Pronko.
Helen Keller Day features lots of people in the spotlight, but you may not know there are many "Friends of the Blind" working behind the scenes all year round. The Friends of the Blind are a group of women and men who commit annually to support the agency and our mission. Funds raised by the Friends of the Blind pay for annual special outings for the clients, and support all our programs. Friends of the Blind assist with Helen Keller Day in so many ways—selling tickets and raffles, baking, basket donations, staffing booths and more.
Thank you, dear Friends! Helen Keller Day wouldn’t be possible without you!
Are you interested in joining the Friends of the Blind?
Simply contact us at the Agency and we'll help you get started!
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Making a Visible Difference in Our Community Since 1912
Through the many services and programs offered by the
Lackawanna Blind Association,
hundreds of individuals and families are helped every year.
Note: Click on the links at the very top of the page to navigate this website
Description of Pages:
Learn about the services we provide:
Pell Radio Reading Service, Prevention of Blindness,
Social Activity Programs, Social Services,
Client Support Services, Vision Resource Center,
Visual Support Center, Case Management,
Life Skills Education, Eye Care and Visual Support Program
and Low-Cost Eyeglass Program.
Friends of the Blind/Helen Keller Day:
Learn how our network of friends and associates assists the agency with services and raising monies to aid those who are blind or visually impaired.
Learn how you can become a "Friend of the Blind" too.
See who supports us. See how you can support us.
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The Blind Association provides in-home visits by agency social service staff members to ensure that blind and visually impaired clients are capable of maintaining their independence and enjoying life to its fullest. The agency provides many instructional, social and rehabilitative classes and programs for clients at the association building in downtown Scranton. Transportation is provided to client focused events in the agency's own van.
The Blind Association sponsors various social events for clients. Bingo nights, holiday parties, and a summer picnic are gatherings that blind and visually impaired clients eagerly anticipate. In addition, the agency regularly schedules day trips throughout northeastern Pennsylvania to enable clients to experience many of the interesting and educational destinations our area offers.
The Blind Association is the support, educational, recreational, and social provider to its many clients and their families in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.
Contact Us: Lackawanna Blind Association
228 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
Phone: 570-342-7613; Fax: 570-348-1813