August 15, 2018
The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its seventh annual Corporate Citizenship Breakfast honoring the Chester County Association for the Blind, a Non-Profit that has continued to serve Chester County residents for seventy years.
The event was held at the Blind Association in Coatesville and was attended by several members of the Chamber as well as State Representative Harry Lewis, Kevin Carson from the office of Senator Andy Dinniman, and honored guests.
After a breakfast sponsored by Breuninger Insurance, introductions were made by Donna McCorkle, Chamber of Commerce President. Moving forward, the Blind Association’s Executive Director, Bob Milliken provided an overview on the history of the Blind Association and the products manufactured there by the blind and visually impaired. Profit from the sale of these products is the major source for the Blind Association’s sustainability, as they do not receive government funding.
In addition of keeping the workshop open, the sales allow the Association to keep a close eye on the needs of almost 2,000 blind and visually impaired clients currently active in the program.
After a tour of the facility and seeing some of the blind and visually impaired workers in action, Bob Milliken received a monetary donation from President Donna McCorkle on behalf of the members of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce to help support the Blind Association and its work with the blind and visually impaired individuals of Chester County.
If you have serious eye problems or know of someone who does, Please call the Chester County Association for the Blind at (610) 384-2767.
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