Hundreds of Braille Books for Blind Children Were Assembled By Utah Bountiful Lions Club for National Braille Press During Recent Volunteer Service Project
Utah Lions Club members assemble braille books during a volunteer service project in Bountiful, Utah.
– Photo Courtesy of National Braille Press
(Boston, MA) – May 23, 2022 – National Braille Press (NBP) joined Utah Lions Club for a service project during the MD-28 State Convention in Bountiful, Utah on May 14. Members of the Utah Lions Club along with NBP staff assembled hundreds of books for blind children and those with low vision. They assembled the braille children’s books “Love You to the Moon and Back” and “Froggy Get Dressed.” Prior to the service project, Lions club members heard remarks from Joe Quintanilla, Vice President of Development and Major Gifts, on the importance of braille for blind and low vision individuals.
“The Lions of Utah in Multiple District 28 was extremely excited to join forces with the National Braille Press organization! We performed a first-ever joint service project building 400 books for both the sighted and visually impaired to enjoy. This was a unique opportunity to serve and impact children outside the state of Utah,” said Bonnie Johnson, Council Chairperson for Multiple District 28 Lion of Utah.
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
“We are fortunate to reach organizations across the country to continue to grow National Braille Press’ presence and show the world the importance of braille and how it impacts blind and low vision individuals. The Lions of Utah was a great partner, and we look forward to working with them again in the future,” said Joe Quintanilla, VP of Development and Major Gifts.
About National Braille Press
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products. NBP creates products and programs to support braille literacy in the blind community and to provide access to information that empower blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community. For more information visit www.nbp.org