Lilac Services for the Blind has both major and minor renovation projects for which we are seeking funding and volunteers:
1. New roof (preferably an eco-white roof) and gutters
2. Exterior security system, and exterior lighting
3. New carpeting and flooring
5. Front office remodeling
6. Wenatchee office- new light covers
Good Buddies Cabinets donated new cabinets and a new dishwasher in November 2012 to update our kitchen and make it more effective for teaching clients. Lilac Blind has completed the following projects in the past several years: Updated all building lighting to energy-efficient, full-spectrum lighting with grants from Avista, Vandervert Construction, and Haskins Steel Co. We weatherized and painted the building exterior with both grants and labor from Numerica and FLSmidth RAHCO. FASTSigns donated and installed exterior signage. FLSmidth RAHCO paid for and built a retaining wall, which was then planted by the KXLY Extreme Team and Ritter’s Garden & Gifts. DeLeon Foods donated two large flower pots for our entrance. Every year Whitworth University students spend a day painting, cleaning, and performing other activities at our offices. We deeply appreciate the Department of Corrections crews coming out to shovel the snow out of our Paratransit drop-off area. All these community-minded groups have made an wonderful impact on Lilac Blind’s capability and capacity to serve those with vision loss.