Palm Springs, FL, September 23, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, Inc. of Palm Springs is expanding support services in Palm Beach County thanks to a recent grant from the Quantum Foundation.
The $30,000 contribution will provide the resources needed to offer training and support to those with vision loss in the areas of independent living, mobility, Braille, computers and assistive technology. These skills will allow blind and visually impaired people to maintain their independence, health and safety, and improve their quality of life.
“We are so grateful for Quantum Foundation’s support and generosity,” said Carolyn Lapp, Executive Director of Florida Outreach Center for the Blind. “It’s so wonderful to watch how our services change lives every day, and this gift will help more people live up to their fullest potential.”
According to the American Community Survey, over 33,000 people in Palm Beach County are visually impaired, and many of those have lost their vision due to eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. These individuals have never received the training required to adapt to their vision loss.
Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, Inc. was established in 2003 with the mission to develop and administer programs that will integrate blind and visually impaired persons into the social, economic, and spiritual lives of their community.
Quantum Foundation is the largest health funder in Palm Beach County and supports local communities. The foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the overall health of people living in Palm Beach County. In its 20th year of community investment, the foundation has assets of approximately $150 million and since its inception has awarded $125 million to hundreds of local non-profit grantees. Every dollar the foundation grants stays in the county to benefit local communities.