Welcome To Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Rockford Sight and Hearing Will Visit the Center on January 26, 2022

CICBVI visited the RS&H Center last fall to learn more about what they do and how we can work together to provide more services in our area. We are very pleased to announce that we will have a kick-off lunch for you to all learn what they do (and what we will be doing together) on January 26th. This is an interactive event with RS & H sharing information about all things blindness and low vision. The event will focus on better understanding services that are available to our patrons – most at NO COST! Information on Orientation & Mobility training, low vision aids and devices (with the possibility of some free samples being given out) daily living skills training and all sorts of tips and tricks on how to be as independent as possible in all areas of your life. Please don’t think just because you have been a patron for years and years you won’t find something new here – because you WILL! As usual, transportation will be provided and, of course, there will be a great lunch. You will need to get your reservations in a little earlier than usual – please call by January 14th if at all possible. You won’t want to miss this!



Now is a good time to benefit the CICBVI and make your special someone super happy this Valentine’s Day with an order from Terrilynn.  They have nuts and sweets that are sure to please anyone – what better way to say I love you to your friends, family sweetheart and the patrons of the CICBVI?  A portion of every sale comes to the center.  Here is the link to order for delivery straight to you or to the recipient of your choice.  Peace, Love, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Support our fundraiser at cicbvi.terrilynn.com

Help us by using your Kroger Card

Did you know you can register your Kroger card so a percentage of what you spend goes to the CICBVI? It is super simple: grab your card (or use your alternate Kroger ID) and go to the Kroger website. Look under Community Rewards and find “Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired”. Follow the instructions and your next shopping trip will result in a donation to CICBVI. Thank you so much!

Every Day on AmazonSmile!

Support us on AmazonSmile! Here’s how:

1. Click here to open AmazonSmile.
2. Add items to your “shopping cart” just like you would if you were shopping on Amazon.com.
3. Checkout and pay.

By shopping through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your total order is donated to the CICBVI! It’s a fast and easy way to support your community!!

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