Blind Beginnings

Our Mission

Blind Beginning’s mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families through diverse programs, experiences, counseling and peer support, and opportunities to create fulfilling lives.

Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. To make a  one-time donation, please click here. To make a monthly donation, click here.

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NEWS & EVENTS

SPUD Update

Thank you to everyone who purchased produce boxes from SPUD to support this fundraiser for Blind Beginnings!  We will receive over $250 from SPUD through this fundraiser.  Unfortunately, SPUD has informed us that this fundraising initiative has come to an end as they no longer have the internal staff capacity to run this any longer.

Trivia Night 2020

Our popular fundraising event returns on February 1, 2020! Come and test your trivia knowledge while raising funds for Blind Beginnings’ programs that help children and youth who are blind or partially sighted reach their full potential. Grab your friends and join us for an evening of feel-good fun! When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 Where:… Read more Trivia Night 2020

Thank you YVR for Kids!

A great big thank you to YVR for Kids and Clear Skies Children’s Foundation for the $7,000 donation towards our Community Discovery Program in 2020! We have some great outings planned! The first one is Skiing at Grouse Mountain, and we can’t wait! It is with donations like this that we can we can continue… Read more Thank you YVR for Kids!

Community Discovery outings in the Okanagan in 2020!

What: The first one of 2020 will be on Saturday, January 25th. We will be going to  5-pin bowling! There will be some options for modifications such as using a bar to get a straight shot and a ball ramp for anyone who needs it. Come out for some good times at the lanes and… Read more Community Discovery outings in the Okanagan in 2020!

Online Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group

Parents of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted are invited to participate in our Online “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group You have a child with a visual impairment which means life is now different.  On top of typical parenting, you have the added challenge of learning about an unfamiliar diagnosis, trying… Read more Online Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group