What Do We Need?


April 2017

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is a 501c3 charitable organization.  We treasure your support!  

This list is getting smaller every year, thanks to many individuals who have helped us reach our goals and supply our camp with the tools we need to help our campers be successful!


Critical Needs:
  • New dishwashing system – and advice!
  • 12-Passenger van in good condition.
  • 7-passenger mini-van in good condition
  • Critical Funds for:
    • $100 to fill our van gas tank once
    • $350 for replacement tent  THANK YOU!  Friends from Whitehall- Montague!
    • $350 to sponsor one staff member for a week
    • $2100 to sponsor one staff person for the summer
    • $10,000 to sponsor one half of a camp session!
    • $20,000 to sponsor an entire camp session!!!
 General Camp Needs:
  • AA and AAA batteries for our walkie talkies
  • 2-way radios, professional version
  • Child-safe sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Medical supplies (like band-aids, no medications, please)
  • Bottled water (for field trips, etc.)
  • Tool kits for each van (2)
  • First Aid kits for each van (2)
  • Van clean up kits for each van (2) – whisk brooms, paper towels, antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer, air fresheners, etc.
  • Small kitchen appliances (used is fine) like coffee makers, mixers, toasters, microwaves and hot plates
  • Silicone, felt, or plastic furniture “dots” to use for marking kitchen tools, etc
  • Large mixing spoons, rubber scrapers, etc.
  • Gift cards to Home Depot, MC Sports, Lowes, Meijer, Bed, Bath and Beyond, etc (to purchase kitchen tools, crafts, and replacement tent poles!)
  • Braille compasses
  • Craft Supplies: Washable markers, crayons, glue dots, metal window screen, 9×12 inch plywood boards, duct tape, hairdryers, wooden beads, Playdoh, feathers, wire, wire cutters, leather embossing kits, leather laces, air dry modeling dough, small flower pots, quick dry craft glue, art paper, yarn, string, etc!
  • Kleenex (any brand is fine!)
Adventure Trip Needs:
  • Tool kit for camping including duct tape, heavy duty wire, zip ties, bungee cords, hammer, etc.
  • New coolers
  • Battery or electric fans, sleeping bags, flashlights, extra batteries, toilet paper, hatchet, lighters for camping
  • Replacement camping stove parts
Office Needs:
  • Box of Braille paper for Perkins Brailler
  • Braille labeler and clear label tape
  • Plastic spines for Braille books
  • Printer paper
  • Printing services (gift card)
  • Office supplies

 We encourage every camper to bring at least one small item to donate!

What one cannot do alone, we can do together!

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your gift may be tax deductible.

Questions?  Delivery issues?  Contact:

Gwen Botting, Executive Director
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind
4175 Westbrook Road, Ionia MI 48846
989-855-2430 or 616-755-2221