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6th Annual Open House Resource Fair & Community Market, May 31 & June 1

GDABVI is proud to present an exciting change to our annual Open House and Resource Fair. This year we are expanding it to TWO days and adding a “Community Market” — a place to sell and buy new and used general merchandise, household items, furniture, office supplies, clothing,¬†plus arts & crafts, and farmers’ market goodies. Meet free service providers plus vendors offering deals on new and used items. You’ll find a variety of items for…Continue reading6th Annual Open House Resource Fair & Community Market, May 31 & June 1


In memory of Lila Cabbil

GDABVI was saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Lila Cabbil, a long-time Occupational Therapist for blind and visually impaired children. Lila worked at GDABVI and its predecessors — the Detroit Society for the Blind and the Upshaw Institute — from 1968-2003. Mrs. Cabbil departed on February 23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan; and homegoing services were held on March 9, 2019 in Warren, Michigan. GDABVI staff recalled Lila’s strong contributions to the field of…Continue readingIn memory of Lila Cabbil


Invitation to GDABVI’s Fall Awards Dinner Benefit

The GDABVI Board of Trustees graciously invites you to its Inaugural Fall Awards Dinner Benefit in support of the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Tickets are at the GDABVI office and at EventBrite. This early evening benefit on Sunday, October 14, 2018 will include a buffet dinner, bar, dessert and marvelous raffle baskets. It begins at 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will be held at The Courthouse Grille (45661 Plymouth…Continue readingInvitation to GDABVI’s Fall Awards Dinner Benefit


Another successful season of Goalball!

The children in our Goalball & Fitness Pogram for visually impaired kids had a great time this summer improving their team skills and coordination, learning to prepare daily lunch and just having fun! This year’s group included 11 young people — ages 6 thru 15 — from Southeastern Michigan who were taught basic goalball skills then grouped into competitive teams. Before each day of play, all players warmed up by participating in daily calisthenics that…Continue readingAnother successful season of Goalball!


5th Annual Resource Fair & Open House — Coming Soon on August 11th

We are thrilled to offer Southeast Michigan residents a fun-filled day of free entertainment, food, resources and giveaways at our annual Resource Fair and Open House! It takes place Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11am-3pm at GDABVI, 16625 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48227. We’ll have BBQ burgers and hot dogs, prizes and games for people of all ages, plus each registered guest will receive a free GDABVI goodie bag. Bring your family and friends…Continue reading5th Annual Resource Fair & Open House — Coming Soon on August 11th


April is Eye Sports Safety Month

It’s spring and many people are getting ready to play in sports programs across their communities. As you gather together your workout clothes, uniforms and sports equipment, don’t forget to protect your eyes from potential harm and injury. Protective safety eyewear should be on your check list to ensure good health and lasting fun! To learn more, please go to

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