USM Students Help Blind Children

March 3, 2009

The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children located at 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd. is recognizing eleven sophomores at University School for volunteering their time to make educational toys for blind and visually impaired children ages 0 through 6. The students are Carol Walker, Lucy Bartlett, Alana Allen, Kim Zwicke, Lauren Wilhelm, Victoria Edmonds, Bela Yousif, Cassie Beck, Molly Carter, Shannon Cary, and Paige Costakos.


On Saturday, February 28th the group of sophomores created story book boxes, shape sorters, and stacking boxes for the children at the Center. All of these items are used to help teach children with vision loss basic concepts such as in/out, up/down, and heavy/light. In addition the toys will be used to help the children learn how to utilize their other senses.


Vision loss is a far more serious problem for young children than many people realize because as much as 90% of a child’s’ early learning and development is based on what is observed. For 42 years, the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children has been providing educational and therapeutic services to children from Southeastern Wisconsin.


For more information about the Center visit


"We thank these young women for giving service to their community."


This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Homestead teacher is stepping down under deal Updated:  11/27

» River Lane Inn in Brown Deer sold to Pastiche owner Updated:  11/25

» Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll coming on Friday 11/25

» Bomb squad examines grenade found in Brown Deer house 11/25

» Inspired by Popp, Homestead seizes fifth state football title 11/25

» Sport Shorts: Nov. 26, 2015 11/25

» Shorewood robbery suspects face charges 11/25

» River Lane Inn will become Pastiche 11/25

» Woodland champion Shorewood girls basketball team looks for third title 11/25

» Homestead girls basketball team has high expectations 11/25

» Highlanders rejoice over state football title 11/25

» Shorewood School District raises $1 million for STEAM programs 11/24

» Crews battle house fire in Brown Deer; 2 cats killed Updated:  11/23

» Cats, guinea pig die in fire 11/23

» Mequon woman reported missing 11/23

» Homestead wins fifth state football title, 28-12, over Waukesha West 11/20

» Build-your-own pizza place coming to Shorewood next year 11/20

» Shorewood families want to host Syrian refugees 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Homestead football team faces uphill title fight against West 11/18

» Wolf and Zortman fill in each other's gaps well 11/18

» Apartments, assisted living pitched in Mequon development 11/18

» Mequon-Thiensville's Demond Means says MPS role won't interfere with his day job 11/18

» Hayes helps Brown Deer/USM swimming team set two program records 11/18

» Oak Leaf Trail extension links Milwaukee to Ozaukee County Updated:  11/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory