50th Anniversary
National Volunteer Month
Junior League
Junior League of Orange County hosted Valentine Art Class.   

Volunteers are essential and treasured at Blind Children's Learning Center.  They touch every aspect of our Center: board leadership, fundraising, marketing and all of our programs. 


Our volunteers are individuals from companies, community service groups, students and families all with the common goal - to give all children with visual impairments the opportunity to succeed in a sighted world. 


In recent months Alcoa Fastening Systems, Alcon, Assisteens, AT&T Pioneers, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman UniversityCredit Suisse, Fairview Foster Grandparents, Foothill High School, Junior League of Orange County, National Charity League, and UCI gave of their most valuable asset - their time - to volunteer at our Center. 

AT&T Pioneers
AT&T Pioneers' Beeper Egg Hunt was one of the activities at the children's Spring Party hosted by Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.
Alcoa Fastening Systems volunteers painted our Speech and
 our Orientation & Mobility classrooms. 
Irish Dancers volunteered to perform at the children's Music Time.


 Executive Director Kathy Buehler recognized Wayne Heidle for his volunteer work creating the Southern California College of Optometry Adaptive Technology and Training Center at Blind Children's Learning Center.

Can you tell?  Our children love our volunteers!
For details on volunteer opportunities for individuals and community organizations contact Karissa Senterfitt or for corporate volunteer groups contact Peggy Jensen.  


Cooking With Vision Presents A
Cooking Demonstration with the Award-Winning Chef
Amar Santana
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
328 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
$60 per person
Limited Seating - Buy tickets now
One of Orange County's hottest rising stars, Chef Amar Santana is transforming the OC Culinary scene into a food destination. Inspired by the theaters of New York City, Chef Amar Santana along with his partners, Ahmed Labbate and Rich Cadarette, create an atmosphere where the food becomes the main show. 
Chef Amar Santana has prepared a special menu for this Cooking With Vision event. Opening with a roasted heirloom baby beet salad. Next, you'll savor a grilled miso marinated flatiron steak. AND for the finale your taste buds will be delighted with a vanilla bean panacotta, marinated strawberries and much more. 
Come join us as we experience the art of Chef Amar Santana while raising funds in support of Blind Children's Learning Center.
For more information, contact Jennifer Vu at 
(714) 573-8888 x 2133.
In This Issue
National Volunteer Month
Cooking With Vision Presents Cooking Demonstration with Award-Winning Chef Amar Santana
Let's Get Quackin'
9th Annual Destination - Independence 5K Walk
4 Stars with GuideStar
Let's Get Quackin'  
Buy a rubber duck for $10 to be entered for a chance to win!
1st Place    $2,500
2nd Place   $1,500
3rd Place    $1,000
Duck drawing at Destination - Independence 5K Walk  - Saturday, May 11 at Noon

9th Annual 

Destination - Independence 5K Walk  


Presented by

Wells Fargo    


Saturday, May 11, 2013


2012 Walk  

The Race Is On!


Here's our Top 5 Teams


1. Blaising Miracle Possibilities

2. Tennis Titans

3. Team Jack Haver

4. Team GPA

5. Delta Gamma Walks for Kids


The team that raises the most funds by 

5:00 PM, Friday, April 12 wins a Dave and Buster's Gift Package.  


Join the race.   Click here to register.  


If you need registration assistance contact Peggy Jensen at (714) 573-8888 x 4159.



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