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Wilson-Wood Foundation Grant Supports Independent Living Program for Visually Impaired

Support from the Wilson-Wood Foundation Increases No-Cost Services for the Visually Impaired 

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2023
Contact: Amanda Just, Communications Specialist 

Sarasota, FL - Lighthouse recently received a generous grant from the Wilson-Wood Foundation for the organization’s Independent Living Program.

The $10,000 grant will help further support individuals experiencing vision loss, right here in our own community. Services like white cane training; daily living activities such as reading, writing, and preparing a meal; or assistive technology training will give them the tools they need to get back to living a life of independence. The Wilson-Wood Foundation has been a supporter of Lighthouse for 30 years.

“The Lighthouse has been providing much needed vision rehabilitation programs in our area for nearly 38 years, and the Wilson-Wood Foundation has been a generous supporter of our programs for more than 30 years. Together, we have empowered hundreds of children, teens and adults to live happy, healthy and independent lives,” said Lighthouse CEO, Lisa Howard.

About Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center: Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is the only nationally accredited, private, non-profit agency providing rehabilitation training to blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages residing in a five county region that includes Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Charlotte and Highlands. The Lighthouse offers training and rehabilitation to foster independence, productivity, and improved quality of life. For more information, please visit


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