On Saturday March 23, the Lighthouse for the Blind will hold its annual beeping Easter egg hunt. This event is hosted every year to provide visually impaired children a safe and fun way to experience Easter. Siblings are welcome to join in the fun at the traditional Easter egg hunt at the same time. The hunt is only one part of an afternoon of fun including games and music for the entire family.
Their beeping Easter egg hunt is only one of many recreation activities held thought the year at the Lighthouse for those with a visual impairment. In the fall there are tandem bike rides and a Halloween carnival too. The Lighthouse here in Houston is committed to helping individuals with vision impairment get the most out of life with not only special activity days and field trips but also full case management and regularly scheduled programs.
“Rockin’ Rec” is their after school program for school age children that meets twice a month to give kids a chance to have some fun and learn something along the way. It is only one of so many outreach programs available to our community of blind or visually impaired folks. You can learn more about the community service programs on their website or even drop by to visit.
In their own words; “The Lighthouse of Houston is a private, nonprofit education and service center dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently. The Lighthouse serves approximately 7, 000 people each year and is a member agency of the United Way of Greater Houston. The primary goal of the Lighthouse of Houston is direct service to the individual. This includes not only providing direct service, but a continual commitment to improving the quality and relevance of this service.” – The Lighthouse of Houston