Friday, November 17, 2017
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Lighthouse for blind in Pasco receives grant

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NEW PORT RICHEY — The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind recently received a $2,500 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.

The grant will help fund the Lighthouse's School to Work Transition Program, which provides specialized training to help visually impaired and blind teens prepare for higher education, employment and to live independently as adults. Many visually impaired teens drop out of school, and visually impaired teens who find employment are paid less than their peers.

The Lighthouse's School to Work Program provides year-round specialized training in the development of communications skills, home and personal management, financial management, the use of computers and assistive technology, social skills training and activities, and job readiness counseling and guidance. For more information, visit the Lighthouse website at www.lvib.org.

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