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2014-05-14 08:27:25

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We want to leave the world a better place," said Keller Johnson-Thompson, announcing a three-year program supporting North Carolina surf camps for visual and hearing impaired children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87298Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87299 Johnson-Thompson is the great-grand niece of Helen Keller, and serves as Vice President of the Helen Keller Foundation in...

2013-11-14 23:32:02

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller New York, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Inspired by the words and work of our founder, Helen Keller International offers meaningful, memorable gifts to honor someone special this holiday season. A Helen Keller International Tribute Gift is a perfect way to say thank you to a parent, teacher, colleague or friend who has brought inspiration and...

2013-06-27 23:16:24

Helen Keller's birth anniversary offers an opportunity to examine a global mission, a unique partnership and the transformative power of education. Watertown, Mass. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 On June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, a baby girl was born. Her life forever altered how the world understands “disability.” The bright baby girl became blind and deaf before the age of two, but her teacher helped Helen Keller unlock the brilliance that would inspire all of humanity. Today, the...

2012-05-24 23:00:42

Deaf-Blindness didn't stop with Helen Keller. People who experience combined vision and hearing losses are in need of highly specialized services. The Helmsley Trust's gift of $6 million will substantially increase the number of professionals capable of working with this unique population. (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) has received a $6 million gift from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Operated by Helen...

2011-06-26 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, JUNE 27: HELEN KELLER Profile America -- Monday, June 27th. Today marks the birthday in 1880 of one of the most remarkable American women -- Helen Keller. Less than two years old, she was struck with a major illness that left her deaf and blind. When she was seven, her family hired Anne...

2010-07-20 10:05:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Carl R. Augusto, President & CEO, American Foundation for the Blind: July 26, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that expanded opportunities for those of us with disabilities, and opened a whole new world of possibility. We at the American Foundation for the Blind, the nearly 90-year-old organization to which Helen Keller...

2010-05-26 11:09:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the nearly 90-year-old national organization to which Helen Keller dedicated her life, will honor HP, HSBC, Lions Clubs International Foundation, and professional sled dog racer Rachael Scdoris with the Helen Keller Achievement Award at a black tie gala on June 7, 2010 at the Marriott New York Downtown. The recipients are being honored for their extraordinary efforts to improve the quality of life for...


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