Volunteers In Need: Statewide Organization Provides Aid To The Blind


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts residents were asked to "be the eyes" for the blind one day a week. The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) said they need more volunteers to match their waiting list of 150 people, who need one-on-one aid with their daily tasks.

Alexandra Maggio, the Association's Director of Volunteer Engagement said to WBZ that volunteers spend one day a week lending their sight to the blind or visually impaired.

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"It could be things like grocery shopping, reading their mail, navigating the Internet or ordering things online, doing errands, going for a walk to get some exercise," Maggio said.

Jeremiah Jackson of Brookline said that his volunteer helps him with his legal blindness in a big way. He said, "we go to Stop&Shop, I'll tell him things I like, and he'll pick it out and tell me what's on sale, what you need as far as a coupon, and they're very very helpful."

Residents can learn more and get involved on the MABVI's website.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.


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