Service Club for the Blind

"The Blind have one good advantage over the sighted. The Blind see the world with their hearts, while the sighted take only enough time to see it with their eyes." - Author Unknown

For More Than 70 Years, Your Caring and Generosity Have Helped to Provide a Better Life for the Blind and Visually Impaired!

Your donation will enable the Service Club to continue providing these free services to the blind and visually impaired:

  • Clothing and shoes for blind and visually impaired children and children of blind and visually impaired parents at the start of the school year.
  • Vouchers for food and shoes throughout the year.
  • Assistance with eye related prescription medicines.
  • Assistance in the payment of utility expenses.
  • Social activities designed to provide the blind and visually impaired with opportunities to interact with others, share experiences and establish friendships.
  • Educational programs of special interest to the blind and visually impaired.

All of these services are free to the blind and visually impaired without regard to race or creed. Without your help, the Service Club for the Blind, Inc. simply could not provide these services.

Your contribution is needed and appreciated. Since the Service Club is a 501 (c)3 not for profit organization, all contributions are tax deductible. If you have any questions about the organization or its services, please call us at 314-647-3306. Thank you for your consideration. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please Help!

The Service Club for the Blind is dedicated to providing clothing, educational, professional and recreational opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.

"Since both my parents were blind, I frequently visited the Service Club as a child. It holds many good memories for my sisters and brother and me – we were given new school clothes and shoes here - in fact it was the one place where we could visit Santa. The entire family benefited from the opportunities available at the Service Club it brought my parents together with other blind persons who shared similar challenges while we made friends with other children who had blind parents." -T.H.
"The services and activities provided by the Service Club for the Blind have opened new worlds and new doors for me and others with visual impairments." -R.H.

Adeline Ruenzi Founder of Service Club for the Blind, Inc Adeline Ruenzi became blind at the turn of the 20th century while still in her 20s, introducing her, first hand, to the challenges of being sightless in a sighted society. She quickly set about learning Braille and then teaching it to the blind and visually impaired. In 1934, after witnessing the needs of clothing, educational, professional and recreational opportunities for the blind, she established the Service Club. Her determination, intelligence and indomitable spirit was recognized in 1947 when she was honored as the Woman of Achievement. She died in 1971 at the age of 95. Her legacy is the Service Club, as it continues to serve the blind and visually impaired into the 21st century.

The Service Club for the Blind is dedicated to providing clothing, educational, professional and recreational opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.

Contact the Service Club for the Blind

President

Kathleen Demsky
Service Club for the Blind
3719 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109-1236
Phone: (314) 647-3306
Fax: (314) 644-2806

Office Clerk

Donna Weidlich
Service Club for the Blind
3719 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109-1236
Phone: (314) 647-3306
Fax: (314) 644-2806