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Sight Connection Donation Center closure

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With much regret, Sight Connection is closing its household item pick-up program effective Friday, March 24. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your support of Sight Connection over the years.

Items dropped off at the Redmond and Everett Value Village sites will continue to benefit Sight Connection’s independence-driven services for the visually impaired.

Redmond Value Village
16771 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Everett Value Village
6220 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203

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Two kids using Project Torino, a physical programming language

Microsoft’s Project Torino: Helping kids with visual impairments on the path to careers in computer science

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A team at Microsoft has created what they are calling a physical programming language. It’s a way for kids to physically create code by connecting pods together to build programs. The system, called Project Torino, is designed to make sure that kids who have visual impairments or other challenges can participate in coding classes along with all their classmates.

Read more about Project Torino here.

Sight Connection welcomes Michelle Toy!

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Michelle (Mell) Toy has joined Sight Connection as our Low Vision / Adaptive Aids Specialist. She is a native of Western Washington and a graduate of UW. She started in the field of blind rehabilitation in 2001, and has worked for state and federal blind rehab agencies before joining the SightConnection team. Her national certifications are in Orientation & Mobility and Low Vision Therapy. Welcome, Mell!

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The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition

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Funding the dreams and ambitions of blind individuals worldwide. The Holman Prize is a brand-new series of awards created by the LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco. Every year, the prize will award up to $25,000 to three blind adventurers, scholars, and activists anywhere in the world to complete the project of their dreams. Join them on February 15 at 4 PM Pacific Time for a live Q&A session with the Holman Committee on the LightHouse’s Facebook page. Deadline for first applications is February 28th, 2017. Find more information on the Holman Prize website.

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Be a Member of Sight Connection’s Visionary Circle

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All it takes to join is to include Sight Connection in your planned giving. 

It could be as easy as designating a gift of any amount to Sight Connection in your will.

We would love to hear from those who have left a legacy at Sight Connection so that we may honor you with a specially designed and inscribed gift recognizing your generosity. The amount is not important. Your investment in Sight Connection’s future is what counts.

For the many other ways to remember Sight Connection in your estate planning, please contact your financial planner. For Sight Connection related questions, please contact Emily Bader, ebader@sightconnection.org, 206-204-6158.

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