New Haven, CT, December 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Governor Rell’s Council of Economic Advisors warns of the threat to the state’s support of non-profit agencies in this recession.
Charlie Collins, of Vision Dynamics, hopes to provide a solution but he needs your help.
Charlie Collins, a victim of Juvenile Macular Degeneration, knows what it is like to face life with the fear and anxiety that loss of vision brings to its victims. “I also remember what happened when I realized there was help for my problem. Now I want to show people who are really hurting in this recession how they can get help.”
In a recent letter from The Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet (CNHSC), an agency that represents well over 800 nonprofit providers across Connecticut that contract with the state to provide health and human services on its behalf, the problems facing non-profits was made very clear.
“With the nation’s unemployment rate over 10%, more and more middle-class families find themselves seeking services from nonprofit providers. The very people who were donating to nonprofit providers as recently as eighteen months ago are now applying for services.” stated the letter. One of the hardest hit areas supported by CNHSC is the Low Vision/Blindness population.
There is a way that you may be able to help too. Charlie, founder and owner of Vision Dynamics in Cheshire, is well known to these agencies. His reputation is one of always being ready, able and even anxious to help. He believes there are many vision aids not being used by the original purchasers for many reasons. “We upgrade people’s aids many times and they usually keep their original product. We will be contacting those folks to offer to act as a drop off station for vision aids that are no longer being used. We will deliver these items to the non-profits that we support and make sure they get to the people that need them. I know we can make a difference in someone’s life that might not happen without this help” said Charlie.
You or a loved one may have one of these in your house. A magnifier or other item that is no longer being used because a stronger one was needed. Someone can still use that original. There are other examples, readers, Braille products and many others. The staff at Vision Dynamics, most visually impaired themselves, are expert at placing the right tool in the right hands. You can drop off any vision aid product at Vision Dynamics, 470 West Main Street in Cheshire, CT. If you have questions please call 203-271-1944 or e-mail info@VisionDynamics.com. To see who you will be dealing with check us out at our web site www.VisionDynamics.com. Click on “About Us”.
If you or a loved one needs vision aid advice but are unsure about the help available to you, please contact us, we may be able to put you in touch with an agency that can help you.
Vision Dynamics is Southern New England’s premier vision aid provider serving the needs of the Low Vision and Blind population. Its mission is to empower and inspire people with low vision, blindness, and learning difficulties with the hope, desire and ability to lead happy and independent lives. Discover more at www.visiondynamics.com.
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