The Bridgeton Lions club will be visiting  the Helen L. Diller Vaction Home for Blind in August of 2017.  Blind and visually impaired children have been enjoying an all expense paid one week summer vacation at the Diller Home since 1972.

Avalon, NJ Vacation Home for Blind ChildrenFor eight weeks each summer, between mid June and mid August, the home operates a camp that offers many of the campers their first experience of feeling sand in their toes or the taste of salt water on their lips.  

The campers range from seven years to fifteen years in age. The home can accommodate 20 campers each week.

Located in a residential community, the home is two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Avalon, New Jersey. 

While the campers enjoy many recreational adventures to places like Morey’s Pier, boat rides and the Cape May County Zoo and Park, they are also exposed to community living through dining experiences at local restaurants and ice cream parlors, cultural events at Veterans' Plaza and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, lending audio books from the library and events at the community center.

It costs approximately $1,500.00 to sponsor one camper for a one week vacation at the Home.  Support of the Home is provided by volunteerism, foundation grants, general donations and community organizations.  Key benefactors include Tim Kerr Charities, Inc., the Avalon Lions Club, and The William G. and Helen C. Hoffman foundation.  The Home is a NJ Lions International District 16C supported project. Together, our benefactors make it possible for each camper to enjoy a summer vacation at no cost to their families.


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