A little about our cause
Vintage Affaire supports the work of Vista Center which empowers individuals who are blind and visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest. Founded in 1936 by interested and inspired citizens of Palo Alto as the Palo Alto Society for the Blind, the Society was incorporated in 1945; in the 1970s the name was changed to Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Today we are Vista Center, the premier resource for individuals with vision loss in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Serving more than 2600 clients and families each year, Vista Center helps clients reach their highest potential through programs that promote independence and improve quality of life.
Clients, in their own words, about the Vista Center:
"I've never talked to anyone at Vista Center who hasn't spoken to me with full compassion. I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't found Vista Center."
"Thank you Vista Center. My cup is half full. I am mobile, and I have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed."
"This vision problem is new to me. Vista Center has been a tremendous help."
"I'm using my cane. My cane gave me wings. I went from being isolated and home bound to doing things I didn't do when I was sighted!"
"You guys so exceeded my expectations."
"My instruction was so important. I needed to have some freedom. I'm independent."
"I feel empowered."
"I know my vision is going to get worse. But I'm not worried about that; it's like a speed bump. I am prepared, thanks to Vista Center, and won't be afraid."
photos by Atom Biggs