Do you or your family have the time to volunteer at a non-profit or charity that needs you?

To give back to our community, my family records audio versions of newspapers, magazines and ads for the Society for the Blind. I read the Mountain Democrat Newspaper because the Society told me that's what the visually impaired in Eldorado County would like to hear. My wife Monica reads sections of the The Sacramento Bee and finds the car to be the quietest place to do it. Our daughters Abby and Kelly read the LaSuperior Supermarket weekly ads and Sports Illustrated for Kids, respectfully.

According to Shari Roeseler of the Society for the Blind; the goal at Society for the Blind is to enable individuals who are living with low vision or blindness to discover and develop their full potential. They provides services annually for about 6,000 people of all ages.

There are many opportunities to volunteer, especially to read to people who can't see. The Society for the Blind serves a 27-county area that stretches north, all the way to the Oregon border. They only have about 24 readers for those 27 counties.

If you want to get involved like we do, you can visit their Sacramento headquarters, or do it on your cell phone and send it in on an app. For more information, visit