Waynedale Lions Club members were busy at Kroger on Saturday, October 24 with the “White Cane Day” to raise awareness and raise funds to assist those in our community needing vision care. All money donated during this event was donated to the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind.
The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind was established as a non-profit corporation in 1917 as a way to assist veterans blinded in service. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering from significant visual impairment (legally blind) to come together and discuss issues of common significance and to provide social activities geared for such persons. Currently the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers conducts a weekly bowling league for blind members , a monthly luncheon meeting for all members, a summer outdoor picnic, a Christmas dinner, and an annual convention. In 2006 the statewide convention was hosted by the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers for the Blind.