[tabi] Fwd: Hadley Launches New Blinded Veterans Initiative

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:10:38 -0500

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>We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Blinded Veterans Initiative.
>According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are an
>estimated 158,300 legally blind veterans and 700,000 veterans with
>low vision. In addition, approximately 7,000 veterans become newly
>blind or visually impaired each year from non-combat related causes.
>Compounding the problem is that approximately 70 percent of working
>age Americans who are blind or visually impaired are unemployed or
>In response, Hadley's Blinded Veterans Initiative will educate and
>inspire blind or visually impaired veterans to pursue their personal
>and professional goals and help support their families. Veterans
>coming to Hadley as a result of this new initiative will be able to
>enroll in any of 100+ distance education courses. Core subject
>matters emphasized through this new initiative include business and
>entrepreneurship, technology, independent living skills, adjustment
>to blindness and braille literacy.
>The program is tuition-free for all visually impaired veterans and
>their family members, thanks to the support of Goldman Sachs Gives,
>a donor-advised fund. The gift was made at the recommendation of
>John Willian, a managing director at Goldman Sachs and Winnetka
>native whose family has shown a legacy of support for the Hadley School.
>For more information about this new initiative, or to enroll, please
>If you know of any blinded veterans who would benefit from Hadley's
>distance education courses, please forward this message.
>The Hadley School for the Blind, Lifelong Learning, since 1920
>700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
>This message was sent to Dandrews@xxxxxxxx from:
>The Hadley School for the Blind | 700 Elm St. | Winnetka, IL 60093
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