Shaw's Sponsors Future in Sight's 15th Annual Walk for Sight
Caring for our communities
CONCORD, N.H., May 15, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Future In Sight, formerly known as New Hampshire Association for the Blind, is pleased to announce that Shaw’s is this year’s Walk for Sight Event Sponsor.
“We are thrilled to have the support of Shaw’s as our Event Sponsor for this year’s Walk. In addition to this generous sponsorship, 17 Shaw’s stores have registered teams to walk with us on Saturday, June 2 in downtown Concord. The individual Shaw’s teams, led by each store’s director, have their competitive game faces on and are competing against one another for the largest team with the most money raised. So it can be accurately said that Shaw’s 'walks the Walk!' said Lucinda Williams, Director of Development for Future In Sight. This 3K Walk is Future In Sight’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the Walk help the Organization provide vision rehabilitation programs and services to people who are blind and visually impaired in New Hampshire. The Walk is also the state’s largest gathering for awareness, support, and advocacy for people who are blind and visually impaired. Last year, almost 500 walkers participated.
One of the primary reasons I approached Shaw's about partnering with us for this Walk was because I personally noticed the above-and-beyond measures they take to not only hire people challenged with a disability but also to make grocery shopping accessible for the visually impaired through the shopping service program.
Lucinda Williams, Director of Development, Future In Sight
“We are pleased to support such a worthy cause and Future In Sight as it works to help 4,000 people this year alone. At Shaw’s, we know these people live and work in the communities where our stores are located. We want our communities to know we truly care,” says Daniel Moore, District Manager of Shaw’s.
In addition to Shaw’s notable record of hiring those who are disabled, Shaw’s also offers a shopping service where an employee will accompany a blind or visually impaired person as they tend to their essential food needs. “One of the primary reasons I approached Shaw’s about partnering with us for this Walk was because I personally noticed the above-and-beyond measures they take to not only hire people challenged with a disability but also to make grocery shopping accessible for the visually impaired through the shopping service program,” states Williams. “I wasn’t surprised when Daniel responded with a strong ‘yes, let’s do this partnership’ because the company’s actions speak louder than words.”
“You may have a friend, neighbor or relative struggling with day to day tasks because of sight loss. Making people aware of this incredible Organization is just another way we can help advocate for and promote awareness of the needs and challenges of the visually-impaired community,” states Moore, “we hope to see hundreds of people at the Walk to share the message that there is a Future In Sight.”
Walk for Sight registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on June 2, with the Walk starting promptly at 11:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged, however, to pre-register online now at www.futureinsight.org or by phone at (603) 565-2424. Registration is $20 per walker, $5 for those under 12. Registration includes an event t-shirt, lunch, and fun activities at the McGreal Sight Center.
Source: Future In Sight