University of Miami Delta Gamma's Create Video about Volunteering at Miami Lighthouse
The University of Miami Delta Gamma sorority has a long history of volunteering at Miami Lighthouse going back to the beginning of both organizations. Thank you Beta Tau Chapter for your volunteer services at Miami Lighthouse.
Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the
Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year
Among the hundreds of children's programs in our county, the Miami
Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program was named the 2016
Program of the Year by the Children's Trust. This most prestigious
award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for
including parents as teachers.
Learning to spot a fire even if you are visually impaired
Students with the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Impaired received instruction on fire safety. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
provided demonstrations of fire safety techniques. Students taught how
to use fire extinguishers and detect alarms.
Visually impaired children tour Marlins Park, meet players
Marlins Park put on a touching tour for the visually impaired
Wednesday. Participants, ages 14 to 22, from the Miami Lighthouse for
the Blind and Visually Impaired hit the field and toured the Marlins
Park stadium for the annual “Touch Tour” transition program. Click
here to watch the WSVN Channel 7 newscast.
Miami Lighthouse highlights Comcast’s X1 “Accessible TV” feature
in the mini novela Las Princesas
Virginia Jacko incorporates Miami Lighthouse for the Blind into the
story line to highlight X1’s “Accessible TV” feature in Las Princesas
a first-of-its-kind scripted “mini novela” airing on Telemundo.
Blind Children play Beep Baseball with Help from the Miami Marlins
and Miami Lighthouse
Many children dream of playing pro baseball or football, but for
blind and visually impaired children, those dreams can be out of
reach. In tonight's special report, Beep Baseball, 7's Craig Stevens
opens our eyes and ears to a new spin on a classic sport that has
dreams coming through loud and clear.
Florida Blue Names Miami Lighthouse Winner of 2015 Sapphire Award
Miami Lighthouse was honored at the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2015
Sapphire Awards as an outstanding nonprofit organization in community
health care in recognition of distinguished leadership, innovation and
achievements in community health.
to listen to “Miami Lighthouse on Radio Show Sin Fronteras".
Focus On South Florida: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
to watch the CBS 4 video "Focus On South Florida: Miami Lighthouse for
Board Director Humberto “Bert” Gonzalez talks on air with Marlins
to listen to Board Director Humberto “Bert” Gonzalez talks on air with
Members of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind discuss their cause
to watch members of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind charity discuss
their cause and how their charity aids local youth with visual
Miami Lighthouse "Un centro que ayuda personas no videntes
to watch Univision 23 video "Miami Lighthouse: Un centro que ayuda
personas no videntes".
Voice Over Artist for Miami Dolphins Speaks at See the Light
Keynote speaker Pete Gustin, who has overcome his visual impairment to
become the voice over artist of the Miami Dolphins, spoke to attendees
about programs and services Miami Lighthouse provides and how
essential they are to the community.
Listen to his keynote.
'White Cane Safety Day' raises awareness about vision loss
According to the National Health Survey, more than 21 million American
adults experience some level of vision loss, but many aren't letting
it keep them from seeing the future. In an effort to raise awareness
about vision loss, Oct.15th is designated "White Cane Safety Day".
To be a model you need looks that can stop traffic, but to be a model
citizen, you have to have beauty and a good heart. Deco caught up with
some young ladies hosting some of the hottest parties on the beach and
raising money for charity.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado; Thomas
Abraham, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation; Senator Gwen Margolis;
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; Mrs. Spencer; Chairman of the
Board Ray Ramon Casas; CEO Virginia Jacko; Representative David
Richardson; Marcel Marlote, Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners; Jorge
Munilla, Munilla Construction Management; and Richard Krasno,
representing The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida
Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the
May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Click here to read the article.
The Blind Visionary All of
Virginia’s royalties and part of the publisher’s
royalty income will be donated to blind services at
the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Click to read
State of Vision
Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to
blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the
recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this
license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular
STAR is really cool. I like it because I get to be
with all my friends and learn a lot during summer,
from typing to art to music.
- Marino, age 12
STAR is fun because we get to read a lot, go on lots of field trips, use the computers and learn programs like PowerPoint. I make a lot of friends here and get to learn things with them. It's a lot better than staying at home watching TV during the summer! - Madisleny, age 11
We learn a lot and have fun activities in STAR. The large print books I get have helped me a lot in school, and I like learning with a lot of friends that
I've made here during my second year in STAR at Miami Lighthouse.
- Taknighis, age 12
Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue
Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that
has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community
Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits
having earned nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity
Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit
evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound
fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and
Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through
the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami
Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.
Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in
Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami
All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.
2013 and 2014
Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins
Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable
donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing
vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription
glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive
eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision
Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson
Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper
Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today
Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business
Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the
Community Outreach category.
Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral
Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond
Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from
Health Foundation of South Florida.