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February 14th, 2024

McCrea Family Volunteer Luncheon

On Valentine's Day, February 14th we will celebrate our annual McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by saying "thank you" to our volunteers. For more information contact Cameron Sisser at csisser@miamilighthouse.org or 786-362-7515.

February 24th, 2024

Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion

On Saturday morning, February 24, we are honored to host a group of USA Blind Soccer athletes for a special Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion event in Miami. The event will provide an exciting opportunity to witness a blind soccer demonstration and meet some athletes from the first-ever USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team. With the U.S. team making its Paralympic debut in Los Angeles at the 2028 Paralympic Games, these athletes prove that soccer is a sport for everyone and that, regardless of ability, anyone can thrive while playing.

Here are the details for this immersive Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion experience:

Date: Saturday, February 24
Arrival Time: 8:45 am ET
Event Time: 9 am – 1:00 pm ET

  • Program #1: 9 am – 10:15 am: For blind and visually impaired youth (18 & under) and adults
  • Program #2: 10:30 – 11:30 am: Blind soccer immersive experience for stakeholders and potential coaches
  • Demonstration 11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Blind soccer demonstration & meet-n-greet lunch with USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team athletes
Venue: Soctainer, in Little Havana at 820 SW 20th Ave., Miami, FL 33135. Valet parking will be provided.
Please RSVP at: Blind Soccer Kickoff for Inclusion Event Experience Registration Link

Ongoing

Feel the Vision Tour

Tours of the Lighthouse are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. To arrange for a tour, please contact us.

 
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Miami Lighthouse has been continuously accredited by the National Accreditation Council For Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) since 1978 and The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) since 2017 distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

 

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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AER accredited

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 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 financial strength.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

 
 

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 
 

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

PR Week


Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

 
 
 
 

ABLE United

Miami Lighthouse is proud to be a strategic partner with ABLE United, Florida's disability savings program, to learn more visit www.ableunited.com

 
 
 
 

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