Lackawanna Blind Association

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...Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired

in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

Welcome to our website!  We're glad you're here!



Lackawanna Blind Association
228 Adams Avenue, 
Scranton, Pennsylvania  18503 
Phone: 570-342-7613;  Fax: 570-348-1813
info@lackawannablind.org

 Executive Director:  Mary Lou Wascavich 


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   An Introduction

 to Who 
We Are and What We Do




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 INTRODUCTION TO THE LACKAWANNA BLIND ASSOCIATION  <<<<


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Save the Date



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Did you know you can help us by simply shopping online?

AmazonSmile.com is a simple way for you to support the Lackawanna Blind Association every time you shop….and at NO EXTRA COST to you! When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll pay the same price for your purchase, but Amazon will donate a portion of that price to our agency.  AmazonSmile makes it easy to give! 

Just click this link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/24-0795466, log into your Amazon account (or create a new account) and shop as usual!




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Helen Keller Day 2016 

87th Annual Helen Keller Day
Sunday, April 3, 2016
St. Mary's Center, Scranton 




The Lackawanna Blind Association invites you

Sunday, April 3, 2016
St. Mary's Center
320 Mifflin Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 

Doors open 11:30a.m.; Lunch at Noon; Fashion Show 1:30p.m.

Tables of 8 or 10 can be reserved for $240.00 and $300.00. 
Individual tickets are $30.00; $15.00 for children under 10. 

Please note: Reservations are required! No tickets can be sold at the door!
Please call (570) 342-7613 for more information or to make reservations.

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You may also reserve a table and/or make a partnership donation by printing this form and returning it to our offices with your check.
Please RSVP by March 15
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Thank you so much for your generosity and support!  We look forward to seeing you in April!


click here for --->> TABLE RESERVATION & PARTNERSHIP FORM

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WNEP’s Noreen and Tom Clark are returning commentators for the event. The fashion show features Christopher & Banks, Joseph A. Bank, Old Navy, Small Frye’s and Tunis Bridal Shoppe. The Lacka- wanna 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. 


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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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Helen Keller Day is a day to celebrate the enormous difference one dedicated person can make in the lives of others.  Helen Keller devoted much of her life to fundraising for the blind and visually impaired. She was an activist, author, lecturer, and world traveler.  In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor.


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Sharing our Vision for over 100 years  (since 1912)




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For more information on the following items, just click on the subject: 

>>>> Annual Report 2014-2015 <<<<

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  Current Newsletter  <<<<

>>>>  Our Brochure   <<<<

>>>>   Friends of the Blind   <<<<

>>>>   Become a Volunteer with the Friends of the Blind   <<<<

>>>>   Swing for Sight Annual Golf Tournament  <<<<

>>>>  Planned Giving - "Light the Way Legacy Society  <<<<

>>>>  Certificate of Accreditation  <<<<



Helen Keller

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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.

 

 

  


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Note: Click on the links at the very top of the page to navigate this website

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Services:  
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.


Support Us
See who supports us.  See how you can support us.

 

  !!  Donate now with PayPal or Credit Card  !!

 



Lackawanna Blind Association does not share donor information with anyone, 
other than publishing a list thanking donors by name only. 
Donors may also request that their gift remain entirely anonymous.
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 Catch Sight of Our Cause

     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. 

 

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This page was last updated on:  3/20/2016

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Contact Us:  Lackawanna Blind Association
228 Adams Avenue,
Scranton, Pennsylvania  18503 
Phone: 570-342-7613; 
Fax: 570-348-1813
info@lackawannablind.org

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