501(c)(3) Organization

The Blind Social Center

The Blind Social Center (TBSC) provides a meeting place where blind and visually impaired individuals come together in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Meet the Blairs

Tony Blair
Connie Blair

Our Goal

Shedding Light on Blindness

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 5pm - 10pm

Social Hour | 5pm - 6:30pm     
Open Bar | Dinner Served | 7pm




At the

Innsbrook Country Club

6701 Taft St | Merrillville, IN 46410

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Recap of 2022's

Paint & Cheez

TBSC Paint and Cheez event was a huge success! After planning sessions and communications with our sponsors Strack & Van Til (in Merriville, IN) and Olive Garden (in Merrillville) the afternoon finally arrived. 

Thirteen RSVP’d along with our staff, patrons, volunteers and special guest. All are not pictured.  We had an Italian style blast, and we owe it all to all of you! 

Thank you to Sponsor Strak Van Till of Merrillville, Indiana. And thanks to Sponsor Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 1900 Southlake Mall, Merrillville IN. General Manager, Kitchen Manager & Staff. The salad and bread sticks were so deliciously loved by all.

JULY 22, 2023

Funds will assist ongoing construction of the new Blind Social Center building!

8th Annual

2023 Walkathon Fundraiser

Saturday, July 22
9AM - 1PM

Oak Savannah Bike Trail
Located @ 52nd & Madison, Gary, IN

Registration $40
T-shirts included

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Thank you!

Dining in the Dark 2022

was a resouding success!


7th Annual


October 14, 2022
5pm - 10pm

The GLITZ & GLAMOUR event was epic. Our guest traveled from far and near to celebrate the unveiling of our new facility. We had a full house. TBSC couldn't do what we do, without all of you.


The Center is emerging Brick by Brick!


The Blind Social Center is seeking donations for the construction of our NEW location for the visually impaired community:    5195 JEFFERSON ST | GARY, IN 46408

We are requesting the assistance of TEN individuals to donate $1,000 for Phase 1 of the project.

Phase 1 Consists of :

• Clearing land of all debris • The removal of 28 trees • Removing existing old fencing • Installing a new 6 foot rod iron fencing w/roll gate entrance

Construction is currently underway.

We are at day nine of construction and have raised $4,000 within a week’s time. Our goal is to reach $10,000 to cover the expenses of Phase 1 listed above. We are also seeking in kind services from our local community partners, donors and volunteers.  All hands on Deck! The blind community needs your help!

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July 2021

We are at Day 41 and only $3,000 away from our goal amount for Phase 1 of the construction of our new center.

Let the next 3 donors be you, you and you!

Thank you all for your support and patronage,
Mr. & Mrs. Blair

Donate today

Giving Unconditionally

2022 Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 22
12PM - 5PM

Join us for a gift-giving day!

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

Art by the Visually Impaired

How those without sight paint

Join us in Congratulations to the Accomplished Author/Publicist
TBSC Patron Mrs. Eunice Riddle.

First off, this book is written by someone who is blind. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be blind? Do you know someone who is blind? This book will explain the hardships of being blind and how you can help others who are blind. Some help was needed regarding editing as you can imagine. This book also includes journal entries written 100% by Eunice on a computer.

More Details

About Eunice Riddle

An Exiting New Title

Meet the Author November 8, 2020


Year Anniversary!

Happy 6th Year Business Anniversary!

On August 21st, TBSC started with a few, but now we are many, not just in numbers but in creativity. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Blair & TBSC family. We have just begun to do great things!

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