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By on Aug 27, 2013 in Events, News |

Our 6th Annual Alice Givens Jones Scholarship Luncheon is August 9, 2014, 11:30am to 2:30pm at The Rosewood Crescent, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, Texas 75201. 2014 Keynote Speaker John Bramblitt, The Blind Painter Mr. Bramblitt is an artist who lives in Denton, Texas. He lost his sight in 2001, and while he always enjoyed art, it was not until then that he began to paint. He claims that art completely reshaped his life. His paintings are very personal, and most of them depict real events or people in his life. He has never seen his wife’s face, nor that of his young son, but the images he creates of them are almost exact replicas. John runs his sensitive fingers across his subject’s facial features, and can reproduce their image entirely from touch. He offers workshops, and his are unique in the art world not only because they cater to all artists from beginners to professionals, but also due to the fact that they teach adaptive techniques to people with disabilities. He claims that “everyone has an artist somewhere in them; sometimes they just need a little help letting it out.” His art has been sold and greatly received in over twenty different countries, and he has appeared numerous times in print, television and radio. A segment describing the work done by John was awarded the “Most Inspirational Video of 2008” on Youtube, and he has earned three Presidential Service Awards for his ingenious, cutting-edge art workshops. This year’s scholarship luncheon promises to be our best yet! We have a program packed with inspiration in the form of entertainment and education. Come and hear great music and inspiring tales of triumph. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our 6th Annual Alice Givens Jones Scholarship Luncheon!...

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By on Jul 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Join us in celebrating our Scholars! We are excited to announce the location for our 5th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. The 2013 Luncheon will be held at NYLO Las Colinas, 1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75039 from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Adult tickets are $60. Children tickets are $30.

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WHITE CANE DAY Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WHITE CANE DAY Wednesday, October 15, 2014

By on Jul 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  Need a cane? On 8/19/08, the National Federation of the Blind issued the following press release. There doesn’t appear to be any closing date on the offer, so it’s assumed that it is open from now on. Read on for details on how you can get a free white cane. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), has launched an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Rico who needs a long white cane will have one, regardless of their ability to pay. The NFB will provide a free cane to anyone in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico who is blind or has low vision and who uses or desires to use a white cane in order to travel independently. This historic initiative is the largest effort ever of its kind to provide white canes to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The long white cane provides an effective means for blind students to get to school, blind adults to get to work, and blind seniors to remain active. It is estimated that 109,000 of the 1.3 million legally blind people in the United States use a white cane. By supplying canes free of charge, this program provides the opportunity for all blind Americans to have a white cane and to participate fully in society. The National Federation of the Blind will provide a straight, light fiberglass cane to any blind individual in the United States or Puerto Rico who requires the cane for personal use. Canes are available from between 53 and 69 inches. Individuals may only request one free cane in any six-month...

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