We've got some exciting news to share to start the new year off with a bang! I'm so pleased to announce that Lighthouse was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Subaru of America Foundation, Inc. It's the first time the Foundation has awarded a grant supporting our work.
The grant will go toward covering career exploration and workforce development costs for dozens of teenage Central Floridians who are visually impaired and enrolled in our Transition for Teens program. The program combines vision rehabilitation training with immersive, real-world experiences and is meant to prepare teens for life after high school.
Here's a quote from their president and CEO, Thomas J. Doll:
"At Subaru, we are committed to helping our neighbors in any way we can, and are proud to support the admirable work of Lighthouse Central Florida. We look forward to seeing the fantastic accomplishments of the young people in the Transition for Teens program as they make their way into the workforce."
Your support of vision rehabilitation services at Lighthouse Central Florida--especially during times of crisis and uncertainty--ensures that services and training continue for Central Florida's community of blind and visually impaired babies, children, teens, adults and seniors.
Please take good care of yourselves and your families.
President & CEO
Lighthouse Central Florida