A Smashing Success!

On Sunday, May 18th, Visually Impaired Preschool Services of Indiana (VIPS) joined 20 other area nonprofits at the Walking for Dreams 5K in downtown Indianapolis. The underlying theme of the event is “to help others help themselves” and that’s exactly what VIPS did on Sunday. With 98 walkers from Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan, VIPS raised over $8800! These are staggering numbers given it was VIPS’ first year at the event. I am pleased to share that Team Lola raised over $2000 for VIPS on Sunday! We received countless donations from family members, friends and people who heard about Lola’s story and wanted to help. I probably annoyed most everyone on Facebook as social media is the easiest way to get the message out, but I kept reiterating how...
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Walking for Dreams – 2014

On Sunday, May 18th, Visually Impaired Preschool Services of Indiana will join 21 other Indiana non-profit organizations in the Walking for Dreams 5K Family & Pet Walk. Walking for Dreams started in 2004 to help local non-profit agencies that benefit children and families. The event is sponsored by the Sycamore Foundation whose mission is to help enhance area non-profits effectiveness throughout their communities. If you remember, we walked a couple of years ago for the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation. I was impressed with the event and I loved the concept which is why I thought VIPS would be a perfect fit. It would help raise awareness that VIPS is here in Indiana which could mean more blind and visually impaired children would get the early intervention services they...
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Walking For Dreams

On Sunday, we took part in a fundraiser called Walking For Dreams. The walk began in 2004 as a way to help raise funds for non-profit organizations that help children and families in the Indianapolis community. The funds raised this year will help over 35 different local organizations. We chose to walk for the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation in honor of Lola. All proceeds we raised on Lola’s behalf went directly to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I am very pleased and especially proud to report that Team Lola raised $1145!! We want to personally thank each and every one of you that donated to this great cause! My best friend, Alexis drove down from Michigan with her two kids so that she could...
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Help Team Lola

Many of you often write in asking what you can do to help Lola…well here is your chance to really make a difference on Lola’s behalf. On Sunday, June 3rd, we are participating in the annual Walking for Dreams fundraiser. Walking for Dreams started in 2004 as a way to help local Indianapolis non-profit agencies. The goal is to put funds back into the agencies that help Indianapolis children and families. The organization we chose to walk for is the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation. All proceeds from this 5K Family and Pet Walk will go directly to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. As many of you know, this is a school that is very dear to our hearts. Through the ISBVI, we have already...
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