Tiombé Supports:

SPCN Internet TV
Athletes for Hope
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Nairobi Professional Salon Systems

As part of her partnership with Athletes for Hope (AFH), Tiombé expressed her interest to work with visually impaired people and, thus, was matched with the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CLB). In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Tiombé attended the volunteer orientation for CLB in Washington, DC. Tiombé was one of 35 AFH members from across the country who volunteered their services on MLK day. Initiated by Congress in 1994, the King Day of Service transforms the federal holiday into a national day of community service grounded in Dr. King’s teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that oversees the nation’s domestic service initiatives, led the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in partnership with the King Center and nonprofits, community groups, schools, and businesses across the country. Tiombé was excited to go through the orientation process at CLB. The orientation gave her the opportunity to learn more about the mission, programs, and goals of the organization. Since 1900, CLB has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Their work enables them to remain independent, active and productive in society. CLB’s programs and services include training and consultation in assistive technology, employment marketing skills training, career placement services, comprehensive low vision care, independent living and adult programs, and a wide range of counseling and rehabilitation services. Each year, more than 150 individual volunteers contribute thousands of service hours to CLB as readers and friendly visitors, camp counselors, office support, and for other special events. Tiombé will be participating in their Readers and Friendly Visitors program which matches volunteers with a local blind or visually impaired citizen to assist them bi-weekly with daily activities such as reading mail, grocery shopping, and running errands.
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