- All proceeds from the in-person and virtual event will benefit charitable causes for the visually impaired including procuring electronic equipment.
Drishti Foundation, a Pennsylvania-based charity organization is hosting a 5K or 1K run/walk on Sunday, Aug. 28, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to support “several children at a few blind schools across the world.” The in-person event is open to all ages and includes a virtual section for people across the globe. All proceeds will benefit charitable causes for the visually impaired including procuring electronic equipment such as laptops with appropriate accessories for the blind.
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.”
Drishti has conducted fundraisers in the past for cataract surgeries for the poor, scholarships for the blind, and medical care for visually impaired children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation raised funds and sent medical equipment to impacted communities including schools for the handicapped.
In addition, Drishti volunteers have put in service hours for various causes including – teaching financially challenged children, providing audio recordings of books and grocery flyers for the blind, and verbally guiding blind people. It has partnered with organizations like Sankara Eye Foundation, American Council for the Blind, Belaku Academy, and Children’s Eye Foundation as well.
To register and for more information, visit the foundation’s Facebook page.