Visually Impaired Preschool Services, VIPS-Bloomington, is thrilled to announce the recent donation of $20,000 from 100+ Women Who Care. At their August 7th meeting, the 100+ Women Who Care selected VIPS-Bloomington as the recipient of their quarterly award. To date, 100+ Women Who Care has contributed more than $146,000 to different not-for-profits in Monroe County since the group’s founding in November 2011. At VIPS’ board meeting on August 14th, WWC members Traci Nagle and Lynnette Carlson presented Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Ann Hughes, with 200 checks of $100 apiece. Several VIPS families also attended to thank the Women Who Care and to celebrate VIPS-Bloomington’s 2nd anniversary.
Visually Impaired Preschool Services empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential. VIPS-Bloomington opened in 2011 to serve the underserved population of Indiana’s visually impaired infants and toddlers. The agency provides home visits from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI), preschool and daycare consultations, and quarterly Play & Learn groups for families. To date, VIPS-Bloomington has served 78 families throughout South Central and Central Indiana.
During the WWC meeting, Development Director, Rebecca Davis, explained that the donation would go towards funding the salaries of VIPS-Bloomington’s full time TVI as well as 2 new teachers who are joining the agency this year to consult on a part-time basis.
To learn more about VIPS visit their website at www.vips.org. A VIPS-Bloomington site will launch soon.