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Review for Maplewood Housing For The Visually Impaired, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My volunteer work with the blind has challenged me to find ways to connect with a distinct lifestyle. As my own difficulties with sight prompted my interest in supporting the visually impaired, serving as a sighted guide and companion has brought me closer to the residents at the Friedman Place. Even more, the residents continually show me unparalleled resolve despite their disability. Every week, I look forward to each activity as an opportunity to learn how to better serve their needs. For example, pouring coffee or dancing unrestricted shows me of limitations of sight. When listening to their daily activities, residents illustrate how memories are formed through the simplicities of life such a hearing birds chirp or tasting chocolate. As I am fortunate to experience the world with every sense, I remain committed to the well-being and appreciation of those supported by the Friedman Place.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make none. The staff are an exceptionally supportive and caring team.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer