Your gift can help us improve the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals! Donate By Phone: Contact Valerie Aubert to donate by credit card or over the phone at 405.232.4644. You can make a onetime contribution or signup for monthly giving. We accept VISA and Discover.Donate Online: Visit www.newviewoklahoma.org and click the donate button. You can make a one-time contribution or signup for monthly giving. Donate By Mail: You can send a check or credit card information to: NewView Oklahoma, Attn: Valerie Aubert, 501 N. Douglas Avenue, OKC, OK 73106In-kind donations: Make an in-kind gift of products or supplies by contacting our agency.Planned Giving: Leave a legacy of support that will impact lives for years to come through bequests, wills, outright gifts, life insurance, charitable trusts and more. Help us carry out our mission by volunteering with NewView Oklahoma! Summer Camp Preparation:Help us prepare for our most exciting event of the year - NewView's Summer Camp for Visually Impaired Youth! We need help with prep work leading up to camp to get things organized and ready to go!Event Preparation: Help us plan and excecute donor events or help us with preparations for our annual fundraising luncheon in the spring.Art Classes: Provide assistance to visually impaired adults during art classes held at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and NewView Oklahoma.
On November 30, 1949, six members of the Oklahoma Association for the Blind met in the office of a downtown Oklahoma City attorney. Each of these six pioneers, though legally or totally blind had a clear vision: to establish a work and training facility that would improve the quality of life for people who are blind and vision impaired. Today, NewView Oklahoma (formerly Oklahoma League for the Blind) is the only private non-profit agency in the state to provide employment and vision rehabilitation services to individuals with vision loss. NewView accomplishes its mission by providing vocational, social, rehabilitative and educational services for people who are blind or visually impaired. As an advocate for the interests those who are visually impaired, NewView seeks to advance the belief that persons with vision loss are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence. Committed to educating the community about blindness, NewView Oklahoma accomplishes these goals through responsible stewardship of human and financial resources.
Capitalizing on the advances made in technology, NewView Oklahoma has created new job opportunities for blind adults by adding call center, mailroom and warehousing/logistics operations to our employment program. With the establishment of the Low Vision Clinic in Oklahoma City, NewView has become known nation-wide as an innovator in the use of a multi-disciplinary approach to low vision rehabilitation therapy. Recognizing the void in the availability of low vision rehabilitation services in the Tulsa area, NewView opened the Tulsa Low Vision Center to serve the estimated 20,000 people impacted by vision loss in northeastern Oklahoma. A pioneer in the field of comprehensive low vision services, NewView has been recognized for innovation and distinguished service by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as the recipient of the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, the Apollo Award from the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Professionals and the Excellence in Aging, Program of the Year award from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Selected from a field of candidates nationwide, NewView is also the recipient of the Apollo Award from the National Association of Optometric Physicians.
1) NewView seeks to develop partnerships with the public and private sectors to expand opportunities for employment for visually impaired working age adults. NewView has developed a wide range of manufacturing and production capabilities to serve industrial and governmental customers and capitalized on new technologies that offer customers access to a full range of communications and logistics business management services.
2) NewView provides our life-changing rehabilitation services to people challenged by vision loss in every quadrant of the state. Because reimbursements from Medicare and other sources cover only 30 percent of the costs of these services, NewView must fill the gap with charitable gifts averaging more than $1 million annually.
3) Dynamic, creative and committed volunteer resources are needed to help us to develop additional resources and more effectively connect with the community and engage them in our work.
The NewView Oklahoma Low Rehabilitation Program uses a
medical model that to offer clients services that help them gain greater independence where they live work and play. Following a low vision exam, rehabilitation is prescribed to optimize the client's usable sight. Clients learn skills that helps them regain their ability to read, cook, take medications, maintain their home and move safely in their homes, the workplace and the community. Once equipped with basic daily living skills, clients may access assistive technology training, Braille and job assessment, placement and training.
Oklahomans Without Limitations Summer Camp is a free, week-long camping experience for children ages 8-18 who are blind or visually impaired. The camp began in 2000 and draws more than 70 campers each July. Each camper is paired with a sighted peer counselor who provides encouragement, assistance and friendship. Camp activities are planned and designed to encourage collaboration, improve confidence, self-esteem and independence, and challenge societal and self-imposed limits through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in an accessible environment. The focus is on ability rather than disability. Camp activity favorites include: swimming, shopping trips, rock climbing, martial arts, dance, art, music and an annual talent show.
Veteran Independence Through Adaptive Living (VITAL) is a support group for veterans with visual impairments and their families. Members meet each month at NewView Oklahoma to enjoy a meal, socialize and hear from guest speakers on a variety of inspirational and informational topics. Special events are held throughout the year, and the group most recently visited the 45thInfantry Division Museum, Fort Sill and the Oklahoma City Thunder. NewView Oklahoma partners with the Veterans Administration’s Vision Impairment Service Team (VIST), to offer the VITAL support group, as well as computer assistive technology training for blind and visually impaired veterans.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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