Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited guide dog school providing greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity. Their family of professionals, volunteers, and donors are committed to giving their students the gift of greater personal freedom, independence, and dignity by providing them with the finest bred and trained guide dogs in the world.
Guiding Eyes has a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind or visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services. Guiding Eyes students come from across the United States and around the world.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind (NHAB) and The McGreal Sight Center
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is the statewide leader in providing vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1912, it provides services in virtually every community statewide and at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord.
Many people are unaware how common severe vision impairment is, particularly among older people. Most do not know that nearly all people who are blind or visually impaired can greatly benefit from rehabilitation services to regain independence after loss of sight.
The McGreal Sight Center
Located at 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH, the McGreal Sight Center is the headquarters of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind - the first vision rehabilitation center in New Hampshire (dedicated in 1998). Comprehensive individual and group services are available at the Center for those able to travel to Concord.
The Association provides travel assistance for clients wishing to receive services at the Center, either by taxi paid for by generous grants to the Association, or by volunteer drivers.
At the Center, clients and their families may consult about vision impairment and blindness and the many services offered to help people regain or maintain the ability to function independently after vision loss.
The state-of-the-art computer lab is open daily and supports all the new technological advances for people who are blind and visually impaired. Their full-time Assistive Technology Specialist teaches regular classes which are available for individuals and small groups - and the Association plays host to a monthly Technology User's Group.
For information about loaned aids and appliances, technology & Braille services or demonstrations, volunteer opportunities, low vision clinics, peer support and technology users groups, and other programs, please call them at 1-800-464-3075.Learn more at the NHAB website
Donations to Our Charities
After minimal 2020 Vision Quest operational costs, the balance of funds raised is contributed equally to our two charities each year. So why not ask supporters to directly donate to these charities?
We believe and our testimonials confirm, our educational outreach and school presentations provide a positive and powerful message which changes the lives of thousands of students and adults alike. While we provide these programs at no cost, our own motivation and inspiration is that this value add will inspire our community to support our shared vision.
Additionally there is an advantage in donating to 2020 Vision Quest. Supporting our mission of reaching out, educating America about the growing crisis among the visually impaired, and inspiring people to reach beyond their perceived limitations has significant value in its own right -- generating a snowball effect that will ultimately provide greater net contributions to these organizations.
You are welcome to donate directly to either or both; however to accurately measure the fruits of our labor, we ask that you note with your contribution that you were inspired to give via 2020 Vision Quest.