- This year’s event will be held on Sept. 10 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Royer-Greaves School for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind.
Drishti Foundation, a Pennsylvania-based charity organization is hosting its annual 5K or 1K run/walk on Sunday, Sept. 10, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, for supporting blind and visually impaired children. This year’s event is being held in collaboration with Royer-Greaves School for Blind in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and the American Council of the Blind (ACB), organizers said in a press release.
“ACB will aim to award college scholarship to a Pennsylvania resident, or to any blind student who meets ACB’s qualifications, while Royer-Greaves will focus on vocational programming for the individuals served,” the press release said.
Started by high and middle schoolers, Drishti aims to support the blind and visually impaired in various ways and instill the value of service in children and adults alike. Drishti’s motto is driven by Helen Keller’s words, “Because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Since its inception, Drishti has organized fundraisers for causes such as Cataract surgeries for the underprivileged, scholarships for the blind, and medical care for visually impaired children. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Drishti has raised funds and sent medical equipment to impacted communities including schools for the handicapped.
Some of the organizations that Drishti volunteers have worked with include Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Royer-Greaves School for the Blind, Vision Corps, American Council for the Blind, Children’s Eye Foundation, Overbrook School for the Blind, and the Society for the Blind. Internationally, Drishti has worked with schools for blind children in India and Nepal to promote education and sponsoring accessories.
For more information on the Sept. 10 run/walk, or to sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/DrishtiDash