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Last year we served nearly 750 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 we plan to support and provide service to families and children during this period of change.

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2019 VIPS Family Retreat & Conference

Our next VIPS Family Retreat & Conference will be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2019!

Registration fee - $40 per family. Financial assistance is available for families in need.

Example of the weekend:

Friday Night
Family registration and meet and greet for Kids Camp and Respite! Meet all of the VIPS staff and our volunteers for the weekend while your family enjoys activities and treats in Kids Town Preschool.

Let the fun begin!  Saturday provides a full day of fun for all involved. The Family Conference, including activities, panel discussions and speakers for the parents and caregivers will be held at Gardiner Point Residence Halls on Gardiner Point Drive, down the street from VIPS.  The camp will be for children ages 3-10 and respite for children ages birth - 3. Please note, spots for child care are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. Families who register after the child care limit has been met will be able to attend the parent conference only. This is your time to sit back and relax while we care for your children. We hope you'll join us for this special event that was created specifically for you and your family!

Room at Holiday Inn Express (choose Friday or Saturday)
If you live 50+ miles away, your family will be able to stay at the Holiday Inn Express for one night courtesy of VIPS. You will be allowed one room per family. You can choose Friday night or Saturday night.  Please note that you are welcome to stay two nights, but VIPS will only pay for one night.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Horlander at (502) 498-2941 or

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