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Join us for Another Bloomin' Fundraiser

Spring is here and with it comes Another Bloomin' Fundraiser at Suburban Lawn and Garden!

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16

Suburban Lawn & Garden, 105th and Roe in Overland Park, Kan.


Teresa R. LaManno Scholarship established

The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and the Kansas City community has experienced a great loss. Terri LaManno, occupational therapist at CCVI for eight years, was a victim of the senseless shooting yesterday (Sunday, April 13) at Village Shalom. Our deepest sympathies go out to Terri’s husband, Jim, and their children.Terri was a gracious, generous, skilled, and deeply caring individual who made a great difference in the lives of so many children and their families with whom she worked at CCVI.¬†She will forever be missed by all of us in the CCVI family.

The Teresa R. LaManno scholarship has been established at CCVI by Terri's family. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Terri, please click here. Thank you.


Countdown to the Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run

Join us Sunday, April 27, for the Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run, a benefit for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired. Registration for the nations's largest timed four-mile run is $40 with a $45 fee for registering on race day.

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. After that, you'll have to register at the Start Line Late Registration (75th and Wornall Roads). Learn more at


Spring Fling

Join the Friends of CCVI for their Annual Membership Luncheon at The Webster House on May 14. Our special guest is author Ruth Reichl. Tickets are $55 per person and inlude a hard-cover copy of Reichl's debut novel DELICIOUS! and lunch prepared by Executive Chef Matt Arnold.



Exceeding Expectations

We unveiled our Exceeding Expectations donor wall/tactile mural to the Exceeding Expectations campaign donors on April 2. Local artists Scribe and Alisa Ross created the mural for CCVI -- a nighttime scene complete with owls, fireflies, Luna Moths and stars The mural is full of contrasting colors, textures and shapes, pefect for our students to touch and explore. This one-of-a-kind donor wall will be enjoyed by our staff and students for years to come.

The Exceeding Expectations mural created by Scribe and Alisa Ross

Addie Ward and Marlys and Michael Haverty helped kick off our campaign
with their generous donations.

Dr. Trudi Grin, Phil Witt and Pam Gyllenborg were the chairmen of our
Exceeding Expectations campaign.


Alisa and Scribe Ross, CCVI Executive Director Nicola Heskett and Walt Cofer and Kelly and
David Kuhn.

Photos by Random Photography/Denny Medley




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