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2015 Summer Newsletter
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Two Students Transitioning to College
For 19-year old Isaac and 18-year old Mikayla the end of this school year comes with mixed emotions. Both are excited to start a new chapter in their lives as college freshmen in the fall. Graduation means both will be leaving Lighthouse’s Transition program...

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 Lily Finds A Place of Her Own at Lighthouse 
Surujdai, who goes by the nickname, Lily, is the mother of three grown children, and a transplant from the South American country of Guyana, by way of New York City.
“I moved to Florida in 2002 from New York where I lived for 10 years and worked as a certified nursing assistant. I love helping people!”

A few years ago, Surujdai Navedo noticed her vision was becoming blurred.

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Community Tea Café Hosts Unique Lighthouse Benefit
Brad and Christina Cowherd know a thing or two about giving back to the community. The husband and wife team are the owner operators of Infusion Tea, Orlando’s organic tea café in the heart of College Park, where they run their business with much more than a profitable bottom-line in mind.

So when the couple decided to partner with a local photographer for a Mother’s Day fundraiser to benefit Lighthouse Central Florida, it was all in keeping with their business philosophy.

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Message From The President
Happy summer to you all! Anyone who thinks things slow down here during the summer months hasn't been by for a visit! We are buzzing here at Lighthouse and that’s how we like it! All of this increased activity reminds me constantly just how proud I am of all the work that our dedicated staff performs on a daily basis serving Central Florida’s community of blind and visually impaired. And we are so very grateful for YOU-- our steadfast community of donors, volunteers and friends who give so selflessly of your time, talent and treasure to support the crucial work that we do...

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Macy's Shop For a Cause

August 29, 2015
Macy’s Shop for a Cause:

Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to the community and help Lighthouse while shopping!

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass forexclusive savings (up to 30% off) in every Macy’s store on Saturday, August 29th, and Lighthouse keeps 100% of the proceeds.

Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card. For more details please contact Ileah Vazquez at
(407)898-2483 ext. 235 or

2015 Emerging Vision Luncheon
September 22, 2015

Emerging Vision Luncheon: This is our annual fundraiser, this year themed, Lives Empowered! The event is a celebration of the individuals and families, past and present that we have had the privilege of serving and also a reminder of the needs that still exist among the community of blind and visually impaired in Central  Florida.

The event will be held at The First Baptist Church of Orlando. For details on how you can attend please contact:
Ileah Vazquez at
(407)898-2483 ext. 235 or

2015 Kunze Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting CeremonyOctober 23, 2015
Lighthouse Works Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:

This will be a festive event to introduce Central Florida to our new state-of-the-art Lighthouse Works Business Center in south Orlando. There will be food, drinks, tours, demonstration and a lot of fun! Save-the-Date to follow.

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