WAYNE, PA — Drishti Foundation, a Pennsylvania-based charity organization is hosting a 5K or 1K run/walk on Sunday, Oct. 17, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to support blind children. The in-person event is open to all ages and includes a virtual section for people across the globe.
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.”
All proceeds from the Oct. 17 event will go towards procuring Braille kits for blind students at the academy. Science kits specifically made for the blind will be donated so as to enable students to access education and employment in science fields such as medicine. The objective is to contribute towards education and make the blind economically independent.
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 for 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.
Register here for the Oct. 17 5k Run/1k Walk. You can also donate at the same link if you cannot participate in the event.
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