By: Seth Johnson

The picture shows an older man standing in what appears to be a small, cozy restaurant. He is smiling broadly and wearing glasses. He has short, white hair and is dressed in a striped shirt with a black apron. He is holding a small card that says "YATS" in his right hand. Behind him, there is a colorful chalkboard menu listing various items and prices, and the wall is decorated with an American flag and other small items. The overall atmosphere seems friendly and welcoming.Yats owner Joe Vuskovich never misses an opportunity to support the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation. Joe’s donation of a $200 Yats gift card will be featured in this year’s silent auction at the 2024 Through the Looking Glass Gala in support of IBCF.

Donations such as gift cards and products are greatly appreciated each year so that IBCF may successfully carry out our mission of empowering youth who are blind or have low vision with the necessary resources they need to succeed.

Now, your business has an opportunity to follow in Joe’s footsteps by making a donation to the silent auction at the 2024 Gala as well! Presented by Eye Surgeons of Indiana, this year’s racing-themed Gala is set to take place at the private residence of Forrest and Charlotte Lucas in Carmel, IN on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Attendees will enjoy the red carpet treatment, complimentary valet parking, live and silent auction bidding using electronic online bidding software via their cellphone, complimentary select beer and wine throughout the night, a three-course dinner, chances to win exclusive prizes, casino tables, wine and bourbon tasting, a unique program, and an after party-style lounge with entertainment.

This year's Fund-A-Need at the Gala will support low vision assistive devices to be recommended to students through the new IU Low Vision Clinic at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

To make a donation to the 2024 Through the Looking Glass Gala silent auction, simply visit this link, fill out the required information, and we will be in touch. We at IBCF truly appreciate any and all contributions you can make in support of our mission!





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