Allied Workers for the Blind
Allied Workers for the Blind is an organization dedicated to improving the social and economic welfare of visually impaired and blind residents in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area. Allied Workers for the Blind strives to improve specialized services promoting independence as well as creating accessible social opportunities for the blind and visually impaired community.
As an affiliate of Missouri Council of the Blind and a member of the American Council of the Blind our members receive monthly and quarterly newsletters and opportunities to attend informative meetings and annual conventions.
We invite residents and members of the business community who are interested in improving the lives in the Kansas City area to please join our efforts. Membership is open to all. Come meet with us and find out how you can join our campaign to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired citizens in your community.
We meet the first Friday of every month. You are welcome to attend with friends and family members. Contact us for the location.
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Allied Workers for the Blind :: March 2014By Tracey Hawkins
Allied Workers for the Blind has had a busy winter! We adopted five students with visual challenges from a Missouri State school for the multiple-handicapped. We held a successful fundraising nut sale, as well.
This Holiday season we learned of needy families unable to buy Christmas gifts for the kids. AWB stepped up to the plate to provide gifts and clothing. Jackie Lars helped Tracey Hawkins, PR chairman, shop for the kids from lists outlining their needs.
AWB president, otherwise known as Santa William Hawkins, and Tracey delivered the gifts to the parents on Christmas Eve.
Eldon Cox and Barbara Dewberry assisted fundraising chairman Jackie Lars with the nut sale. The committee worked in conjunction with Alice and Ed Valdez to sell and deliver nuts in December. The fundraiser was a success!