About 6,000 to 8,000 individuals living in Chester County have significant vision loss. Their vision is no longer correctable to full function with eyeglasses or contacts. Our county has been identified as the wealthiest in Pennsylvania so many of these individuals are likely able to fund the necessities to regain living a normal life. However, since Pennsylvania and other states have long failed to recognize that individuals with vision loss CAN go on to lead productive lives, many still find they are severely underemployed or even unemployed. With the rapid development of technology, these individuals should now be able to get a necessary boost using technology tools and other accommodations by business to continue with their careers. It remains to the rest of us to get that technology in their hands and the doors open. CCABVI has currently only identified about ten percent of the individuals with significant vision loss in Chester County. You can help them and us by passing along our contact information. Let me tell you a little about R., a middle age woman who had a career in the fashion industry. R. had a stroke and lost considerable vision just a couple of years ago. She can still see colors and shapes but struggles to see any of the detail necessary to do daily tasks. She felt her productive life was over. Somehow someone suggested R. take a sewing position in our workshop -- mostly for companionship and emotional support. Over these months she has gained skills and confidence to the point that she is eagerly taking on the challenge of getting reacquainted with her laptop. Now she knows about built-in magnification tools, voice over, accessible keypad accessories and best of all, she has a network of others traveling her path to help her over the ever-present bumps in the road. Your donation will contribute to our ability to continue to help R. and others like her. I don't know whether you knew this but CCABVI almost did not exist after December 2015. The enclosed article recently published in the Western Chester County Life magazine will give some of the history. Through the actions of volunteers and donors, this organization survived. The CCABVI workshop employs mostly the blind and vision impaired. It has returned to a healthy operating state. In coming months, we hope to share with you our continued progress in building a resource for the 2020s and beyond, an organization that truly enables those with vision loss to return to leading the productive lives they hope for -- through training, vision support services, confidence re-building, and advocacy. I hope you will consider making a monetary donation to our organization, volunteering to help in person, or passing along our contact information to someone in need of our services.