Instead of presents to celebrate the big 30, please consider donating to the Anchor Center!
raised by 4 people
First things first, a direct link to the Anchor Center website: Home - Anchor Center for Blind Children
In 2021, I became the designated "cool aunt" to a rather lively, intelligent, and curious little human named Tevillia. Tevillia also happens to be visually impaired - though aside from her very stylish glasses, you may never know it - this little one is fearless! She loves facetiming her Nana (my mom) to watch my dog run around, taking apart puzzles, and giving hugs and kisses to everything she likes - whether that's her mom, her favorite toys, or a bag of frozen peas.
Nana and Tevillia switched glasses!
Watching my big sister become a mom has also been amazing in its own right. While I personally think she's absolutely killing it as a first-time parent, I also know her well enough to honestly say: y'all, being a parent is stressful. Add on top of the brave new world that parenthood throws you into that Tevillia has albinism - and the very common visual impairment it brings. Seeing my sister's stress level pre- and post- Anchor Center spoke volumes about the service and resources they provide, even to a non-child-having millenial like myself. Anything that can make Virginia breathe both a metaphorical and literal sigh of relief is doing something right!
Yoga with Nana is the best exercise!
I'd love for donations, no matter how big or how small, to celebrate my 30th birthday (and continue celebrating my Cool Aunt status!) to go towards the program that has helped the smallest member of my family so much. Anything helps - I know together our little contributions can combine to make a difference.
The Cleveland Clan!
For some perspective, from the Anchor Center website:
$25 provides three braille books for the preschool class
$60 provides one hour of speech/language or physical therapy
$100 provides three hours of music therapy
$250 provides a Functional Vision Assessment for a child with suspected vision problems
$500 provides six weeks of the Toddler Program for one child
Donations are tax deductible and (for Coloradoans) may be eligible for a 50% Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit!
I love you all so much - and thank you for caring about a tiny human that has become so important to me as well
Who says babies can’t drive??
This fundraiser supports
Anchor Center for Blind Children
Organized By Caroline Ogg