Recently, through her membership in the Junior League of Atlanta, Brownieland Pictures partner, Robyn Ellis Kranz has been volunteering at the Georgia Radio Reading Service(GaRRS), Georgia’s premier provider of information for individuals who are visually impaired or otherwise print-impaired.
One of the services that GaRRS provides is readings of books and publications for the visually impaired. “Being involved in this work is so meaningful,” Kranz said. “I have a cousin who has been blind since birth, and she is fearless, never letting anything stop her from living a full life. In fact, she recently competed on America’s Got Talent singing in the Angeles City Choir. Knowing I can give back a little bit to this community has been inspiring.”
Follow along with Robyn on this volunteer effort in upcoming months and check out GaRRS for yourself HERE.
The mission of the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually impaired, or has difficulty with the printed word. Volunteer readers from across Georgia record approximately 200 different programs each month including essential local information, local and national newspapers, popular books, and an array of magazines and quality-of-life programming. The programming is broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accessed by using a special radio, through their online webstream, by telephone, or by using a mobile app. Through these means, GaRRS can provide listeners with information, entertainment, and connections to their local communities. Each month, GaRRS needs at least 200 volunteers to record their various programs and would not be able to serve their listeners without dedicated volunteers. Find out more about volunteering with GaRRS HERE.
Junior League of Atlanta’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The vision of the organization is to be a catalyst for community change by empowering women who are passionately focused on the health, education, and welfare of women and children. One of the cornerstones of the Junior League of Atlanta is volunteerism. The Junior League of Atlanta is a place where members can serve the Atlanta community, gather leadership skills and feel empowered. Find out how to get involved with the Junior League of Atlanta HERE.
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