Join the CNIB 1000 Challenge

$10 per month, that’s all it takes!

CNIB is recruiting 1000 like-minded individuals to help make a lasting difference in the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who are blind or partially sighted.

All funds raised here, stay here!

By joining the CNIB 1000 Challenge today, your generous support will help individuals with vision loss in our province build the confidence and skills to do everyday tasks independently, whether it’s preparing a meal, walking safely with a white cane or using assistive technology to pursue an education.

People like Kelly Picco

Young student mentors other blind and partially students as they transition from high school to post secondary school

Photo of Kelly PiccoKelly Picco has grown up with optic atrophy, a condition that affects the optic nerve, which transmits impulses from the eye to the brain. She isn’t completely blind. Her vision is 20/400 in her right eye and 20/800 in her left. Kelly said, "It’s not much, but enough to get around. CNIB has had a positive impact on my life and the lives of so many blind and partially sighted people in this province. CNIB has taught me being blind or partially sighted doesn’t change who you are, it just changes the way you do things and I enjoy sharing that knowledge with my fellow students."

People like Holly Bennett.

13-year-old advocates for other youth with vision loss

Photo of Holly BennettMost childhood vision loss happens before age five – a period when an estimated 75 per cent of a child’s learning is visually based. Holly Bennett of St. John’s was diagnosed with oculocutaneous albinism when she was two, an eye condition causing low vision, light sensitivity and difficulty with depth perception. Read Holly’s story

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