Hurricane Ian Relief

Hurricane Ian Relief

Amy Grissom, CEO of Florida Agencies Serving the Blind sent this critical request to friends, family, and friends of family.

Hurricane Ian brought a lot of devastation to Sarasota and Lee Counties. Now that Hurricane Ian has left, the clean-up time is upon us. The blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind and disabled communities need our help. So, LETS ALL UNITE TOGETHER TO HELP OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

Florida Agencies Serving the Blind and its affiliate agencies, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Lions Club of Monticello, Lions Club of Tallahassee, Vision Serve Alliance, American Foundation for the Blind, CleanLogic, SafeTouch Tallahassee and many other organizations, will be collecting donations specifically for the blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind and disabled community of Sarasota and Lee Counties.

Beginning Monday October 10, 2022, through Friday, October 21, 2022, FASB will be taking specific donations for those who need it the most. We will re-evaluate the needs of the area with the Lighthouse of Southwest Florida and Vision Loss Education Center and update this notice.

Specialty items that are needed currently:

Baby formula
Diapers (all sizes) and wipes
Tactile toys and books (children and babies)
Stimulation toys for infants
Solar shields for glasses

Also needed are these general items:

Canned food (that does not expire in the next six months)
Non-perishable food (no glass)
Water, Sports drinks
Kids Snacks, Juice
Plastic knives, forks, spoons

Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Shampoo, dry shampoo
Body wash, bar soap
Wet Wipes
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Paper plates
Cleaning Supplies

Trash bags
Feminine products
Brooms & mops
Pet food

If you would like to make a monetary donation, which will directly support the client of the Lighthouse of SWFL please go to

If you would like to make a monetary donation, which will directly support the clients of the Vision Loss Education Center at

If you would like for FASB to shop for you, donations can be made at

Drop off locations for Tallahassee: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

SafeTouch Security
1963 Village Green Way
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Thank you all for your help to a community who needs it!