Raising awareness is just as important in keeping our mission moving foward as our fundraising efforts. We cannot expect people to fund something that they do not understand or are aware of. Eyes for Olivia is a member of our local Chamber and attend events to help educate local businesses on the importance of sponsoring our local fundraising events.
Raising Awareness
Olivia and I have traveled to many of our local Lions Clubs to present information about our foundation and our local fundraising efforts. Most of the clubs that we visited made generous donations and sponsored our fundraising events.
School presentations - I love going into the school classrooms and talking to the gradeschool kids about braille and vision loss. We do activities showing the kids how the blind can do almost anything everyone else can do using their other senses. We are also joined by Pilot Dogs and talk to the kids about guide dogs.