When I first moved to Watertown, every time I passed the Perkins School for the Blind campus I was inspired by its beauty. It is exactly what you picture when you think of a New England campus.
Months later I researched Perkins in order to become a volunteer. That is when my love affair with the school really started. I spent the next year volunteering my time in the toddler classroom. I fell in love with the kids, the staff, the volunteers and the entire philosophy of the organization.
The people of Perkins are there to make the lives of everyone who needs them better. To enhance their every day and to offer them with experiences they may not have had if it weren’t for the school. How can you not fall in love with that?
On Thursday, October 4, 2012, you have the opportunity to not only support Perkins, but to also experience a little bit about what makes them so wonderful! The 2012 Taste of Perkins is an amazing evening filled with blindfolded food and wine tastings, a silent auction, drawings for exciting prizes, music and exploration. Tickets are $50 and available online.
“Since 1829, Perkins has been committed to helping children and adults who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities build productive, meaningful lives.
By supporting our 2012 Taste of Perkins Auction you will help pay for the teachers, training and technology that give children who are blind a fighting chance to reach their full potential.”
If you are unable to attend, you can support Perkins by bidding on some of these fantastic items through Bidding For Good. And if you would prefer to give time instead of money, please consider volunteering at Perkins. I promise it will benefit you as much as it benefits the school.