In honor of the fact that October is Blindness Awareness Month, Monmouth Regional High School Senior Christian DuBois is attempting to raise awareness — and 100,000 pennies in funding to donate to the NJBCA (New Jersey Blind Citizen’s Association).
“Our high school motto is ‘Together We Are Monmouth’ and I know that together we can make a difference, one child at a time, one penny at a time,” DuBois said.
He encourages everyone to please bring yourself and your children to deposit their pennies in the jar located at The New Jersey Blind Citizen’s Association (NJBCA) Camp Happiness, 18 Burlington Avenue, Leonardo, NJ 07737 (Phone: 732-291-0878; Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Checks, for any amount, are also accepted and can be sent to the same address with “100,000 Pennies” noted in the memo box.
The NJBCA’s Mission Statement is “To improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired educationally and socially.” Through their programs and services, they unlock opportunities and open doors to growth, happiness and new experiences. Their participants gain independence and confidence to lead healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives.
“Graduating in 2015, knowing that these are the same life skills that have been instilled in me, I can’t think of a more worthy organization to fundraise for,” DuBois said. “Please help me reach my goal.”
The New Jersey Blind Citizen’s Association is a publically supported, tax exempt nonprofit organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.