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Hurricane Irma ravaged South Florida and in its path left many without power. Imagine being blind and living alone during a natural disaster. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind opened its doors to many of our blind and visually impaired seniors who had no food, power or air-conditioning. In the wake of Hurricane Irma Miami Lighthouse became a sanctuary for the blind. We are committed to helping our blind seniors get back on their feet. Please donate now to help provide for our blind seniors in need.
OrCam technology, which helps blind and visually impaired people achieve increased independence, and Miami Lighthouse were featured in Miami Today News. To read the article titled "Audio from recognition glasses helps the blind 'see' faces" click here. To make an appointment or to learn more about OrCam, please call our Low Vision Solutions Center at 786-362-7479.
Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually impaired children from birth through pre-kindergarten. The new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™. You can help to sustain this one-of-a-kind Center.
February 14th, 2018 McCrea Family Volunteer Luncheon
Join us on Wednesday, February 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we celebrate Valentine's Day at the Annual McCrea Family Volunteer Luncheon sponsored by David B. McCrea at Miami Lighthouse.
May 16th, 2018 Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami
Join the Miami eye care community at "Music Under The Stars: Bon Appétit Miami" on Wednesday, May 16th at Miami Lighthouse to celebrate over 25 years of free eye examinations for more than 111,000 children in need who failed their school vision screening but had no resources for eye care.
Miami Lighthouse Band
The Miami Lighthouse band or smaller ensembles are available to perform for public and private engagements in the community including weddings, bar mitzvahs, business, government and charity events at reasonable fees. To learn more about our Miami Lighthouse band and musicians click here.
In the News
HOW VIRGINIA JACKO WENT FROM STUDENT TO CEO OF MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE
Click here to read Indulge Magazine's feature article in The Mover's section on Miami Lighthouse's visionary leader Virginia A. Jacko.
Miami Lighthouse was named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by Miami New Times
According to WalletHub, its researchers found a distinct lack of volunteerism and car-ing for the vulnerable, suggesting Miamians are perhaps a bit self-centered. But it's never too late to change that perception, and there's no better place to begin than at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, one of the city's oldest charitable organizations serving the visually impaired. Click here to read more about it.
Congratulations to the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ Pre-K graduates, Class of 2017!
Proud parents and teachers looked on as six adorable four-year olds, both sighted and visually impaired, paraded into the classroom to receive their Certificate of Achievement. Wearing caps and gowns for the big event, they were welcomed by Virginia Jacko, Miami Lighthouse President & CEO. Click here to read more about it.
MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. Among the approximately 8,000 charities evaluated, only 39 nonprofits are in the top 1%. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read the full press release and you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.
Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public
recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of
Click here to read "Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access" an
op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald.
Click here to read "Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online
Learning" by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
To learn more about Website and Electronic Information Accessibility Consulting Services offered by Miami Lighthouse click here.