In response to current circumstances, we have postponed the Firefly Social until next year. We made this decision with the health and safety of our supporters in mind. Please mark your calendars for August 12, 2021.
In the meantime, we have a walkathon fundraiser that begins on July 15, 2020. This virtual peer to peer walkathon event is something anyone can participate in. It feels like the best way to honor your support, protect the health of our community, and provide for the needs that exist now more than ever. Interested in learning more? Click the box below or contact Emily Lancucki at email@example.com.
The Firefly Social fundraiser helps sustain and grow programs and camps for kids in the Charlotte metro area who are blind or have vision challenges. Charlotte Student Enrichment Experience (SEE) programs create opportunities and help level the playing field with their sighted peers – all while giving them unforgettable experiences.
In the spirit of summer camp, join us at Byronʼs South End on August 12th, 2021 for the Firefly Social. Weʼre planning dinner, drinks and unique experiences for all your senses to explore, plus a great silent auction!
SEE PROGRAMS AND CAMPS CHANGE LIVES
SEE After School in Charlotte links K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired to a wide range of curriculum-focused programs that combine arts and crafts, music, cooking, assistive technology, and independent living skills to foster independence. Partnerships with local churches and schools ensure participants have the opportunities to engage with the Charlotte community. SEE After School helps boost self-esteem, builds confidence and develops skills for work and life.
SEE Camps are located across NC and focus on building confidence, creating adventure and teaching life skills such as cooking, crafts, shopping and use of technology. We also enjoy teaching theater and outdoor activities. Staff includes certified teachers for the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialists. For many students, this is an opportunity to learn from the life experiences of adults with adults with blindness and visual impairment.
About IFB Solutions
For many growing up with visual impairments, opportunities for independent living skills, training and interaction with peers and adults with similar challenges are limited. IFB Solutions offers myriad programs, services, and support groups to expand opportunities like this for kids and young adults who are blind and visually impaired. Learn more at ifbsolutions.org.