According to the National Federation of the Blind, 7075% of working-age blind Americans are unemployed or underemployed, despite laws that prohibit discrimination against those with physical disabilities. The Blind Cafe equips blind workers with temporary employment during its pitch-black dinner events, which aim to raise awareness among sighted people of the experience of blindness. Donors to today's campaign will receive $15 off the regular $45 admission price to one of the dinners, held August 1820.
With its pitch-black dinner events, The Austin Blind Cafe provides a work opportunity and platform to express experiences for Austinites who are blind; it also provides an opportunity for guests to experience an evening without sight. St. Martin's Lutheran Church will throw open its doors for the event, held August 1820, leading participants into its facility under complete darkness. After presenting a family style, three-course meal, the blind wait staff will engage in a question-and-answer session about blindness, discussing spatial awareness and sensory deprivation. A dark-chocolate dessert will conclude the evening, followed by a live performance of original music from Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken, which weaves viola, cello, guitar, and voice into an enchanting aural experience.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund the employment of a blind wait staff during a pitch-black dinner at The Austin Blind Cafe. If G-Team members raise $400, The Austin Blind Cafe will able to hire five staff members for its awareness-raising event. Each additional $75 raised will provide the funds to employ one more server at the cafe.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" bewarewhen you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
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