Dine in the Dark


Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program proudly present

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Reading
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610

Buy Tickets


>>> For Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities, Please Click HERE. <<<


You are cordially invited to the most enlightening dinner event of 2018. 

This one-of-a-kind evening promises powerful messages from clients, caregivers, and community leaders personally touched by visual impairment and we’d love YOU to be there with us.

Whether from personal experience, a family member, friend, or acquaintance, practically everyone is touched by the reality of blindness or low vision. Realizing the ongoing need for blind and low vision awareness within our community, Vision Resource Center of Berks County along with the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program proudly present Dine in the Dark taking place on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Reading. Cocktail hour will begin at 5PM with dinner being served while you are blindfolded at 6PM. Your support allows Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the continued opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community. Don’t miss this unique night!

For tickets or more information about Dine in the Dark, please call 610-375-8407. You can also purchase your tickets HERE.

 

Interested in partnering with us for Dine in the Dark 2018? We have sponsorship opportunities available including the coveted Title Sponsorship. For more information, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page HERE. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact Carolyn Krick: 610-375-8407 ext. 110 (ckrick@vrcberks.org) or Bill Sutton: 610-375-8407 ext. 117 (bsutton@vrcberks.org).

 


Dine in the Dark 2017… A Night To Remember

In our continued effort to raise awareness for the blind and low vision of our community, Vision Resource Center of Berks County along with Kutztown University Program on Visual Impairments hosted our annual Dine in the Dark event on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

In 2017 Dine in the Dark turned into a bigger and wider reaching event by moving from the VRC building to the Crowne Plaza of Reading. Cocktail hour opened the evening with a chance for people to mingle and bid on raffle items. At 6 p.m., the blindfolds went on and dinner was served! After dinner, the visual struggles continued when the blindfolds came off and glasses that simulate a variety of eye ailments were worm at the self-serve dessert stations! Over 150 people experienced a one-of-a-kind evening of education and inspiration with firsthand accounts from clients, staff, and friends of Vision Resource Center of Berks County and Kutztown University. It was truly an evening of light being shed in the dark. Many in attendance raved about the food, the presentations, and a humbling appreciation for sight and those who struggle daily with low vision.

Your support allows Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the continued opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community. VRC and KU send out a big THANK YOU to all our event sponsors and attendees!

 

If you or your organization can’t make the evening but would still like to donate, please click on a link below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dine in the Dark Sponsorship Opportunities


Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program proudly present

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Reading
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610


Help Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program make a difference in our community by partnering with us for Dine in the Dark 2017.

Imagine waking up one morning and your world was dark, fuzzy, or cloudy. What if you could no longer drive to work, the grocery store, or to your child’s after school functions because of vision loss. How would you cope? How would your family cope? The Vision Resource Center of Berks County has created the Dine in the Dark event for people with vision to experience a meal in darkness.

Dine in the Dark will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Reading, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610. Educational activities and demonstrations will begin at 5PM and dinner will be served while you are blindfolded at 6PM.

Vision Resource Center of Berks County, in partnership with the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program, will present this enlightening opportunity for you to experience an evening without sight and then listen to powerful messages from clients, caregivers, and community members about their stories and experiences.

This year, we are proud to announce that Ted and Lisa Lavender of Berks Fire Water Restorations are the co-chairs of this event. Please download and review the Sponsorship Opportunities Form HERE and consider becoming a sponsor for this event to show your support for those within our local community living with vision loss. Individual Dine in the Dark tickets and program ads are also available. Your support will allow Vision Resource Center of Berks County and Kutztown University’s Department of Teachers of the Visually Impaired to continue their work with blind and visually impaired children and adults.

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause. For additional information about Dine in the Dark sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Krick at 610-375-8407 ext. 110 (ckrick@vrcberks.org) or Bill Sutton at 610-375-8407 ext. 117 (bsutton@vrcberks.org). If you wish to sponsor via credit card, please click any of the options below for secure PayPal options.

If payment is made by credit card, please download the Dine in the Dark Sponsorship Opportunities Form HERE, fill it out, and return it to us via fax (610-375-6467), email, or mail (2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading, PA 19604).


Platinum/Title Sponsor* only one available – $5,000
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Gold Sponsor* – $2,500
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Silver Sponsor* – $1,500
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Bronze Sponsor* – $500
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Full Page Program Ad* – $400
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Half Page Program Ad* – $250
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

Patron Sponsor* – $250
to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE

 

*Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

VRC Fund Raiser Golf Tournament

Vision Resource Center of Berks County held its first Golf Tournament on June 6th at Willow Hollow Golf Course in Leesport. We were fortunate enough to luck out with the weather, and had nearly 70 golfers in attendance! Congratulations to the following Skill Prize winners:
• Longest Drive Men: Dennis Hess
• Longest Drive Women: Sheila Contento
• Circle of Gold: Ted Walden and Bill Doorely
• Closest to the Pin Winners: Tab Wenrich, Charles Arner, Craig Mengel, Brian Gerner
• Putting Contest: Will Luca
• First Flight Foursome – 15 Under Par: David Hause, Charles Arner, Bill Semko and Richard Bashore
• First Flight Foursome – 5 Under Par: Pete Wszalek, Scott Wheeler, Tom Visgarda and Dennis Duym

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
• Carim Eye & Retina
• Freedom Toyota
• Schatz Electric
• West Lawn Quoiting Association

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO THE IN-KIND SPONSORS:
• Berks Fire Water Restorations, Inc.
• Berks Packing Company, Inc.
• Clover Farms
• High Printing & Graphics, Inc.
• Reading Royals
• South Mountain YMCA Camps
• Sweet Street Desserts
• Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event so successful. Your generosity helps fuel the continued efforts of  VRC to provide services, programs and education opportunities for those in need. For more information of services and how you can continue to make a difference, please view The White Cane Fund HERE.

 

 

Vision and Hearing Expo

SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Reading

 

A Great Event is going to be even GREATER… Thanks to people like YOU!

Plan to join us on May 3rd, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Reading for Vision and Hearing Expo, Berks County’s one stop vision and hearing event. Vision and Hearing Expo is Berks County’s premier one-stop experience for brand new and exciting vision and hearing focused trends and technologies. Throughout the day,  educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations related to low vision management, hearing loss, caregiver understanding and more will be offered. Vision and Hearing Expo is for you, your family members, friends, caregivers and anyone who wants insight regarding hearing and vision services, technologies and education related to all aspects of hearing and vision.

Admission and parking are all free. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of the year!

 

Click HERE for Expo Floor-plan and Schedule

 

2018 Vision and Hearing Expo is sponsored by
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania
and
Berks ENT Surgical Associates

 

2018 Vision and Hearing Expo vendors and participants

Assured Assistance/Paramount Living Aids
Beacon Lodge
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Berks ENT Surgical Associates
Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Berks Family Eyecare
Bureau of Blind and Visual Services
Carim Eye and Retina
Chesen Laser Eye Center
ClearCaptions
Enhanced Vision
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania
Happy Hearts
KidSight
Lions District 14-P
Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley
Precision Hearing Aid Center
Sage Vision Technology
Senior Life
Veterans Affairs
Vision Resource Center of Berks County
VISOR Program
Wyomissing Optometric Center

 

 

Dine in the Dark


Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program proudly present

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Reading
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610

Buy Tickets


>>> For Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities, Please Click HERE. <<<


You are cordially invited to the most enlightening dinner event of 2018. 

This one-of-a-kind evening promises powerful messages from clients, caregivers, and community leaders personally touched by visual impairment and we’d love YOU to be there with us.

Whether from personal experience, a family member, friend, or acquaintance, practically everyone is touched by the reality of blindness or low vision. Realizing the ongoing need for blind and low vision awareness within our community, Vision Resource Center of Berks County along with the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program proudly present Dine in the Dark taking place on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Reading. Cocktail hour will begin at 5PM with dinner being served while you are blindfolded at 6PM. Your support allows Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the continued opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community. Don’t miss this unique night!

For tickets or more information about Dine in the Dark, please call 610-375-8407. You can also purchase your tickets HERE.

 

Interested in partnering with us for Dine in the Dark 2018? We have sponsorship opportunities available including the coveted Title Sponsorship. For more information, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page HERE. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact Carolyn Krick: 610-375-8407 ext. 110 (ckrick@vrcberks.org) or Bill Sutton: 610-375-8407 ext. 117 (bsutton@vrcberks.org).

 


Dine in the Dark 2017… A Night To Remember

In our continued effort to raise awareness for the blind and low vision of our community, Vision Resource Center of Berks County along with Kutztown University Program on Visual Impairments hosted our annual Dine in the Dark event on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

In 2017 Dine in the Dark turned into a bigger and wider reaching event by moving from the VRC building to the Crowne Plaza of Reading. Cocktail hour opened the evening with a chance for people to mingle and bid on raffle items. At 6 p.m., the blindfolds went on and dinner was served! After dinner, the visual struggles continued when the blindfolds came off and glasses that simulate a variety of eye ailments were worm at the self-serve dessert stations! Over 150 people experienced a one-of-a-kind evening of education and inspiration with firsthand accounts from clients, staff, and friends of Vision Resource Center of Berks County and Kutztown University. It was truly an evening of light being shed in the dark. Many in attendance raved about the food, the presentations, and a humbling appreciation for sight and those who struggle daily with low vision.

Your support allows Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the continued opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community. VRC and KU send out a big THANK YOU to all our event sponsors and attendees!

 

If you or your organization can’t make the evening but would still like to donate, please click on a link below: