Minnesota State Academy for the Blind Foundation

Empowering students to reach their full potential

 
 
Opening Up New Possibilities

The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind Foundation exists to develop partnerships and raise funds benefiting the visually impaired students of Minnesota.

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White canes are white because of George A. Bonham. In 1930, Bonham, president of the Peoria Lions Club (Illinois), watched a man who was blind attempting to cross a street. The man’s cane was black and motorists couldn’t see it, so Bonham proposed painting the cane white with a red stripe to make it more noticeable. The idea quickly caught on around the country.


Please join us and the students of the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind on Tuesday, October 10th at the Minnesota State Capital for White Cane Day, a day to raise awareness and celebrate a tool that gives so many Blind and Visually impaired individuals independence.