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Last year we served 752 children. Help us continue to make a difference!

As we prepare to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we know the next twelve months are critical and we need our VIPS supporters even more. Please help us during this challenging time by continuing your existing pledges or donations. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

We believe in your
child's potential

We provide early intervention services to children who are blind or visually impaired,
helping your child gain independence and unlocking their true potential.

We believe in your child's potential

We provide early intervention services to children who are blind or visually impaired, helping your child gain independence and unlocking their true potential.

Learn how VIPS is navigating the current issues facing the non-profit community.

View the live Q&A between Metro United Way and our VIPS Executive Director, Diane Nelson! Hear firsthand how VIPS is handling the COVID-19 crisis, racial injustice and our work in the nonprofit community.

 

LIVE Q&A with Theresa Reno-Weber and Diane Nelson

Rounding out week one of our community conversations with Diane Nelson of Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)

Posted by Metro United Way on Friday, August 21, 2020

We provide early intervention services for all of Kentucky and Indiana!

VIPS provides early intervention services to Kentucky and Indiana's youngest children with blindness and low vision. Services include evaluations, in-home visits, and access to resources that help parents and caregivers better understand and support their child with visual impairment. Contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of the many programs and services that are offered throughout the year.

Or give us a call at (888) 636-8477.

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We provide early intervention services for all of Kentucky and Indiana!

VIPS provides early intervention services to Kentucky and Indiana's youngest children with blindness and low vision. Services include evaluations, in-home visits, and access to resources that help parents and caregivers better understand and support their child with visual impairment. Contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of the many programs and services that are offered throughout the year.

Or give us a call at (888) 636-8477.

VIPS Virtual Bourbon Tasting Invite (1)

Join us for a virtual bourbon tasting!

We are so excited to offer this unique and special Virtual Bourbon Tasting event!  Tim Knittel from Distilled Living will lead us through an interactive and information virtual Barrel Pick bourbon tasting. What makes this event so unique? Unlike other tastings that may feature 1-3 specific brands of bourbon, this tasting will focus on 3 blind bourbon sensory lab samples that have not yet become destined for any specific brand or expression.  The samples will be anonymized from the distillery which produced them (not even Tim will know!), and participants will vote on which is the group favorite.  This favorite will be specially bottled for VIPS and mailed directly to each participant after the event.  Bottles of the other samples will be available for purchase as well, with a percentage of the cost being donated back to VIPS!

VIPS services help parents and caregivers
navigate the unknown.

"The touch of your hand over my hand has taught me strength and hope. When we were told our daughter Jaycee had a visual impairment, we were scared and unsure what to do. When we finally found out about VIPS, we made the tough decision to leave our friends and family in our small town in Minnesota. Through VIPS we've found another amazing family that has taught our daughter so many amazing things beyond our belief!"

-Dani, Mother of Jaycee

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How can VIPS help your child?

We empower a young child with blindness or low vision to navigate their world and gain independence.

Why is early intervention so critically important?

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DID YOU KNOW?

90% of what a child learns
is through their vision.

85% of the foundation of learning happens the first 5 years of their life.

How does your donation benefit a child who is blind or visually impaired?

$25

Provides a child with a
braille book.

$50

Provides a child with a magnification device.

$150

Provides a child with
in-home early intervention.

$250

Provides a child orientation and mobility instruction.

Your donation directly impacts the life of children who are blind or visually impaired in Kentucky and Indiana.

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