50th Anniversary

A Time to be Thankful


This Thanksgiving season, we have many people to thank for generously giving of their time and resources to help us meet the needs of our children in our Bright Visions Early Childhood Center and our outreach programs. 


Kelly Vuong, Microsoft Community Relations Specialist, had an unforgettable experience when she toured the Center.  Inspired by the determination of one little boy to be independent (click here to read Kelly's story), she rallied a team of volunteers to create a unique dining experience with the goal to raise awareness of the challenges facing individuals with visual impairments and to raise funds for adaptive technology. Sponsored by Microsoft, the event raised more than $16,000 and gave all the guests a memorable experience.  
Can you tell from Hessam Toudiee and Hasiba Barati's smiles that they enjoyed the evening?


Click here to see more pictures from the event. 
QBE First
In March, Hang Mac of QBE led employee volunteers in a lunch fundraiser to benefit the Center, raising more than $500.   Hang was so inspired, she championed efforts to get additional funding that resulted in securing a $10,000 QBE grant to benefit our children. 


L to R: Cathleen Davis, Lori Irving, Hang Mac, Traci Shostrom, Kathy Buehler and our kiddos.


Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Learning and Development employees have annually held fundraisers for our children. This year, led by Tiffany Gibson, employees surpassed their fundraising records and raised $1,290!
Wells Fargo Learning and Development Employees
Thank You For Supporting 2013 Fall Golf Classic 
Your support helped us raise more than $83,000!
Congratulations to Golf Co-Chairs:
Danielle King and Dr. Frank Villalobos 
Committee Members:
Hunter Johnson
Lisa Morrow 
Ken Overby    
Thank you to auctioneer Zach Hanna for helping us raise more than $8,000 in the live auction.
Dr. Frank Villalobos accepting sponsorship plaque from Hunter Johnson.
Many thanks to our sponsors and players.

Click here to see our sponsors.
Click here to see our fabulous players. 
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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In This Issue
Thank You's to Generous Supporters
Fall Golf Classic - Success!
Vote Your Thanks
Open House
10th Annual Destination - Independence 5K Walk

The Orange County Community Foundation is awarding $30,000 in grants to six Orange County non-profits.  

Will you help Blind Children's Learning Center receive one of these grants?

It's easy.  
  1. Click here to go to Connect OC Non-Profit Central.
  2. Click on the logo - "Vote Your Thanks."
  3. It will lead you to the voting page.
You can vote daily now through Tuesday, December 3.

Please share this link with your family and friends.

Vote for our kids!

Thank you for being our guest. 
We are thankful for all guests that attended our Open House on November 13.  

The following are just a sample of the organizations whose representatives toured our campus and visited our classrooms.
  • Braille Institute
  • Cal Optima
  • City of Tustin
  • Children and Families Commission of Orange County
  • Junior Blind
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Orange County Head Start
  • Rancho Santiago College
  • Regional Center
  • University of California, Irvine
By popular demand, we're planning another Open House in February.    
Rebecca Harrison, Bright Visions Early Childhood Center Marketing Specialist and proud parent two students at the Center, lead the effort for this very successful event.
5K Walk
Saturday, May 17, 2014 
Sponsorship opportunities are available now.
Click here to learn how you and your company can be part of this exciting event. 
Meet our founder - Jaimie Haver.
Schedule Jaimie now to speak at your corporate employee meetings.  
Call or email Carolyn Baker at 714.573.8888 ext. 2102  
Blind Children's Learning Center 9th Annual Destination Independence 5K Walk
Blind Children's Learning Center 9th Annual Destination Independence 5K Walk
Blind Children's Learning Center / 18542-B Vanderlip Avenue / Santa Ana, California 92705