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Have you every thought how you would do your daily tasks if you lost your vision? I know I have never thought about it before. Something as simple as making a sandwich or boiling some water could become a complicated an possibly hazardous task. The Foundation for Blind Children here in Phoenix, aids children and adults with vision impairment in reaching their full potential. After perusing their website, I was very impressed at some of the services, assistance and training they offer to the visually impaired.
They have a training kitchen that they use to teach their clients how to be safe and function in the kitchen. Unfortunately, that kitchen was very out of date and was in desperate need of some updates.
Republic West Remodeling, based in Scottsdale, stepped in to do a community give-back project this past January. This project involved a complete redesign of the Foundation’s kitchen facility, including new cabinetry and countertops, two new islands, new flooring, new appliances, new paint, a separate area for employees, and additional space to entertain, hold meetings and conduct other functions.
Many vendors donated supplies, appliances and labor to make this new kitchen gorgeous and functional. There are two ovens in addition to the rest of the appliances, two islands for teaching and working and a lot of storage space, all designed with the visually impaired in mind. You can see the full list of of companies who contributed to this project here.