DeafBlind Ontario Services readies yarnbombing promotion
DeafBlind Ontario Services of Newmarket, ON will conduct a promotion in June to coincide with National Deafblind Awareness Month. During the month, various trees, building fronts, fences and lampposts will be decorated with knit and crochet squares to raise awareness of the issue of combined hearing and vision loss. The initiative will take place in Ottawa, London, Sudbury, Peterborough and other locations. The non-profit organization provides a range of services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal or deafblind. This will be the second year it has conducted this promotion.
“DBI's yarn bombing initiative is connecting the world one stitch at a time, uniting us in building a better understanding about people with deafblindness and the need for essential services like intervenors,” said Roxanna Spruyt, CEO of DeafBlind Ontario Services.