On Saturday, September 15th, over 320 guests joined us at The Museum of Flight to share in our Lighthouse Centennial Celebration.
Richard Turner, acclaimed Card Mechanic who happens to be blind, wowed guests with his amazing card mastery. Displays were set up where folks could check out many of the products made by Lighthouse employees over the past several decades, along with demonstrations of assistive technology used by our Contact Center Representatives and Machine Operators who are blind. Seventeen fabulous silent auction packages, a fun raffle for coveted Seahawks tickets, and the sale of our Centennial wine lent to the excitement before guests sat down to dinner.
During the dinner program, Richard shared about his challenges with losing sight at a young age, and how he is happy to be living the life he was dealt. Our Emcee for the night, John Curley, kept the evening moving with great energy, especially during the Live Ask when half the room raised their paddles in support of Lighthouse Employee and Community Services programs, adding to an impressive overall total raised of over $361,000. The crowd was most certainly taken back by the debut of two Lighthouse videos. Please take a few minutes to watch and share with your friends and family. We hope you too will be impressed to see where we have been and where you are helping us go!
100 Years of Redefining Vision (JAWS Audio-Described version):
A look at the rich history of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., from humble beginnings making brooms to state-of-the-art aerospace machining. [click here for the non Audio-described version]
Meaningful Employment (JAWS Audio-Described version):
Detailing the stories of Receptionist and Office Assistant Deng Kong, Set-Up Specialist Jorge Aristizabal, and Production Worker Doris Aristizabal. [click here for the non-Audio-described version]
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