July 8, 2008 Sacramento, CA - In 1953, a committee of the Sacramento County Adult Blind planned and organized an association that was to become the Society for the Blind, a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency. Their purpose was to develop an entity under the auspices of which visually impaired people of all ages, backgrounds and interests could meet to interact with one another, plan and enjoy social functions, and benefit from rehabilitation services. After 55 years of providing services for the blind throughout Northern California, the Society for the Blind needed to expand to a larger facility. The organization has been successfully raising funds to purchase and renovate a 20,000 square-foot building located at 13th and S Street in midtown Sacramento. A total of $5 million is needed, of that $2.1 million will be used to purchase the building and $1.9 million will be used to renovate.
June 7, 2007 Milpitas, CA - Nearly 2,000 pounds of food and other goods were recently collected and delivered to the Milpitas Food Pantry, thanks to Duran & Venables' First Annual Food Drive. A leading provider of grading and paving construction services in Northern California, Duran & Venables launched its week-long food drive to support community organizations like the Pantry that provide food and other necessities to individuals and families in need.
"Our company mission is to provide the best service and support to our customers and communities through various means-like our food drive," says Sean Venables, president of Duran & Venables. "Many years ago, our employees expressed a strong interest in pursuing these acts of kindness to promote teamwork and unity, while giving back to the community. Our food drive is one of many activities we're involved with that meet these goals."