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Nickels with Nonprofits & Whole Foods Support CLB

Graphic explaining the program

Every time a customer reuses a shopping bag at Whole Foods Market Silver Spring, the store donates a nickel to a chosen local non-profit. The goal of the program is to reduce the use of new bags while increasing funding for a local non-profit. The program runs now through January 18, 2015.…

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Arena Stage Audio Description Performances

In an effort to broaden theater access to potential patrons who are blind or visually impaired, the American Council of the Blind through its Audio Description Project has partnered with Arena Stage to make live audio description available at every performance of Fiddler on the Roof, which runs November 6,…

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Note to Supervisors On Blindness

Written by Danyel Goldsmith Growing up I always prided myself on being anti-establishment. Then one day I  realized I  was part of it. That day happened when I  believed in the core values that  the military services profess. At  their very core they speak of taking care of  your people, respect,…

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Touching the Rock Book Review

Touching the Rock book cover. By John M. Hull

Book Review of “Touching the Rock” by John Hull Review by Danyel Goldsmith Let me just say that this book should be required reading for anyone who knows, cares about, or loves someone who has lost their vision. The author recorded situations, dreams, philosophies, and experiences over a three-year period…

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Thank you to our Light the Way 5k Sponsors

The logo for Light the Way 5K. It is the outline of a cartoon figurine filled with solid yellow running while his leg starts to wrap around the CLB purple lighthouse logo. The words "Light the Way" curve around the bottom.

Light the Way 5k Sponsors The Julius Fleischmann Foundation was our $10,000 sponsor Capital One Bank once again came through as a huge supporter of CLB Coca-Cola was a sponsor and provided the bottled Dasani water Safeway once again provided gift bags for all participants The Friends of CLB were…

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Meet Jerry Gatton and Dale Becker

Jerry Gatton & Dale Becker training

Jerry Gatton hails from Hollywood, MD and now resides in Lexington Park, MD and is a runner in the Special Olympics and we are delighted he selected Light the Way 5k as his first 5k. Jerry was born without any vision and met his coach Dale Becker a few years…

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Meet Timothy Hairston and Tiombé Hurd

Tiombe & Timothy During the CLB 5K

Timothy Hairston has been a client of CLB’s since 2002 and is a major proponent of regular exercise to maintain good health and runs whenever possible. Through CLB’s volunteer program he was able to meet Tiombé Hurd, a professional track and field athlete who also has some vision loss. Their…

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Grainger Foundation Grant for Camp Lighthouse

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000 donation from the Grainger Foundation in support of CLB’s 55th Annual Camp Lighthouse. This donation was recommended by Adrienne Beaudoin, Market Manager of the Lanham Branch, as part of the Engage Your Community Program. Ms. Beaudoin…

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