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Causes: Arts & Culture, Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Radio

Mission: Since 1990 Central Kentucky Radio Eye (CKRE) has been enriching the lives of a disadvantaged population. CKRE provides audio information services to those individuals who are unable to access printed news and information because of loss of vision or physical disability. Through CKRE, print-impaired listeners and their families are offered a way to overcome some of the obstacles they face, enabling them to lead more independent, productive lives.

Programs: Radio reading services for the blind and the print-handicapped in lexington, central kentucky, louisville metro area, and adjacent counties in kentucky and indiana where broadcasts may be received.

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1 Katy11

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Rating: 5

Radio Eye serves the visually & physically impaired in Lexington and Louisville, KY but are expanding to reach out to the entire State of Kentucky in the near future. Their current goal is to expand to Eastern Kentucky by 2015. Out of all it's listeners 78% of them are over age 65 and 75% of those listeners make incomes less than 32,000 a year. They provide a service to the community and operate by utilizing over 200 volunteers in a year who donate over 8,300 hours of their time! Radio Eye has been in operation since 1990 and have accumulated over 23 years of community service. If this is not a great non-profit; then I don't know what one is.

2 Steve51

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Rating: 5

Central Kentucky Radio Eye's non-profit radio service for the visually impaired and disabled, brings news, information, and entertainment to Kentuckians across the State, with only three paid staff members and hundreds of unpaid volunteers who do everything from stuffing envelopes to broadcasting! For the past three years, I have served as an on-air reader of books, magazine articles, newspapers, health reports, and even grocery store ads! I also act as their computer repair person, go-to man for hard-to-find replacement parts for our studios, furniture mover, and, yes, even envelope stuffer! I have also donated money and stationery supplies! I have worked harder at this job than in some in my own profession! I have enjoyed every minute of it, and, after having heard from a few of our listeners, I know that I am helping others with just my voice! Sometimes, the best jobs are the ones that don't pay anything at all, yet give so much to the community! I am very happy with my experience with CKRE, and hope to continue it for years to come!