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Braille Institute Receives Grant from BIGHORN Cares

Braille Institute Coachella Valley announced that it will receive a $15,000 grant from BIGHORN Cares, a local organization that funds specific projects for local non-profits that demonstrate a need and make a difference in the quality of life for people in the Coachella Valley. In lieu of their annual presentation dinner, the check will be presented at an upcoming Braille class.

On Thursday November 5 at 1 pm, Kelly Levy, BIGHORN Cares Marketing and Charities Director, will attend the “Meals in a Mug” remote cooking class online and will virtually present the check to Braille Institute Coachella Valley. The “Meals in a Mug” cooking class is a demonstration class where students are emailed the recipe and ingredient list in advance and the instructor demonstrates how to make the recipe while also providing techniques for cooking with low to no vision.

“We are thrilled to award this grant to Braille Institute,” said Levy. “BIGHORN Cares carefully reviews potential recipients for their impact on the community. Braille Institute continues to provide Coachella Valley residents who live with low vision with meaningful ways to interact with the community and enrich their lives.”

Developed in 2014, BIGHORN Cares grants serve a broad range of people and programs including educational outreach, afterschool services, maternity aid, disability assistance, shelter relief, foster care, health screenings, and military programs. BIGHORN Cares has gifted over $2.4 million through 337 grants to qualified non-profits, funding projects that significantly impact the quality of life for the people they serve.

“We are honored to receive this grant from BIGHORN Cares,” said Amy Sand, Braille Institute’s Regional Manager. “We are so pleased that our service to the community has been recognized by this prestigious institution.”

About Braille Institute
Braille Institute has been serving the Coachella Valley community since 1973 by offering free programs and services to those who are blind or visually impaired. The need for services for visually impaired people is expected to double in the US to 8 million.

BIGHORN Golf Club Charities
Since its inception in 2006, BIGHORN Golf Club Charities and its Members has gifted over $155 million in funding to support. BIGHORN Golf Club Charities is the parent organization for both BIGHORN BAM, which funds a number of local cancer related causes, and BIGHORN Cares, which funds specific projects for local non-profits that demonstrate a need and make a real difference in the quality of life for people in the Coachella Valley.

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