Commentary: Please Support The Chicago Lighthouse This Giving Tuesday!


It still isn’t too late to support The Chicago Lighthouse’s #GivingTuesday campaign! Throughout the last few weeks, we have been showcasing the stories of Lighthouse program participants whose lives have been positively changed by our 39 programs and services. A few weeks ago, I wrote about our #GivingTuesday campaign, and how your support helps us continue providing world class services to people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans. Your support of our #GivingTuesday Campaign will also allow us to continue bringing the Sandy’s View blog to people throughout the world!

Here are just a few of the inspiring stories of individuals whose lives have been changed by The Lighthouse.

  • Last summer, Lucio found his voice after participating in our Youth Transitions Program. The experience helped him make new friends and gave him a newly found sense of confidence and independence.
  • Thanks to new cutting edge technology known as the Brainport, Sanya was able to recognize a visual pattern for the first time in her life.
  • Elbra used to spend his days at home with nothing to do. After enrolling in our First Jobs Program, he obtained the necessary skills to pursue a employment. Elbra found his first job, and has become more confident and independent.

You can read these and other stories on our Giving Tuesday and Facebook pages. Please consider donating to The Chicago Lighthouse and spreading the word about our #GivingTuesday campaign by following, liking and sharing our posts. Thanks to the generosity of Board Member Marv Lader and his wife Carol, and Vice Chair Gary Rich and his wife Michelle, the impact of your gift will be doubled if we reach our goal of raising $16,000 by midnight in honor of Giving Tuesday. In other words, if we reach our goal, then we would have raised at least $32,000 for our 39 programs and services. Your gift will help change the lives of many individuals!

Giving Tuesday is a day to remember and support the work done by nonprofit organizations in our communities. Please take a moment to support The Chicago Lighthouse so we can continue to change lives. Be sure to check out our social media pages to learn about the different activities and ways in which you can become involved with our #GivingTuesday campaign.


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