The Great Outdoors is for Everybody!

When the call went out from the Trust for Public Land for disabled Connecticut residents to be photographed for a social media campaign promoting accessible parks and other open spaces, two center members said “Yes!”  Tammy Paradis and Kevin Harkins found themselves at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on a sunny July 11 for the professional photo shoot featuring disabled persons enjoying a summer day on the shores of Long Island Sound.  A total of fourteen volunteers from across the state took part in the event, and each was paid $100 for an hour and a half of work.

“Everything went off like clockwork and we had a blast”, said Harkins… “It’s just one of the ways the Center of the Blind is getting the word out about who we are and what we stand for.”

“We really appreciate Jim driving us”, said Paradis…  “Our volunteer drivers are very important to us.”

Seaside Park Waterfront, Bridgeport