Healthy Vision Month - "To See or Not To See"

Healthy Vision Month - "To See or Not To See"

From Dr. John Metzger, OD This will not quite be a Shakespearean treatise, but I wanted to use a title that was ‘eye catching’ for the subject at hand, which is eating to enhance your vision in conjunction with the annual Healthy Vision Month in May. While the troops (optometrists and ophthalmologists) are on the…

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Recognizes Alphapointe Employees for Essential Service During Pandemic

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Recognizes Alphapointe Employees for Essential Service During Pandemic

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, was recognized by Missouri Governor Mike Parson for its service during the pandemic on Thursday. Deemed essential at the outbreak of the pandemic, Alphapointe team members manufactured more than 160 million products in the past year, including facemasks…

Celebrating International Guide Dog Day

Celebrating International Guide Dog Day

April 25 marks International Guide Dog Day! To celebrate, we wanted to highlight our team members and their companions. Service animals are incredibly important and they make people’s lives better every single day!   Name: Hari Dhoundiyal Alphapointe Service: 2 weeks Been Paired with a Guide Dog Since: 2014 Guide Dog Name: Vital Guide Dog…

Mission Moment: Bob Miller Celebrates 35 Years at Alphapointe

Mission Moment: Bob Miller Celebrates 35 Years at Alphapointe

The No. 1 song on the pop music charts in 1986 was Dionne Warwick’s classic “That’s What Friends Are For.” It’s quite fitting that the song coincides with the year that Bob Miller started his career at Alphapointe. This week marks Miller’s 35-year anniversary of working at Alphapointe. And, in those 35 years, his co-workers…

Volunteer Spotlight: Danny Davies

Volunteer Spotlight: Danny Davies

As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), we wanted to take the opportunity to thank a long-time Alphapointe volunteer: Danny Davies. Danny’s tremendous philanthropic commitment to Alphapointe dates back nearly a decade. As the President and CEO of Lenexa (Kan.)-based C&C Group, Danny helped to transform Alphapointe’s annual golf tournament into the C&C…

Mission Moment: Meet the Next Changemaker

Mission Moment: Meet the Next Changemaker

Do you pay attention to email signatures? Even if you normally skim right past them or don’t even scroll that far, chances are good that you’d still remember the end of every email from Isaac McBurney. While most people include their name, title and perhaps a favorite quote, McBurney’s emails always end with this brief,…

Alphapointe Subsidiary Rightfully Sewn Expands with New Contracts, Hires, Space and Equipment

Alphapointe Subsidiary Rightfully Sewn Expands with New Contracts, Hires, Space and Equipment

Rightfully Sewn, Kansas City’s leading non-profit seamstress training and apparel manufacturer, has signed leases on second and third spaces and is expanding its staff to increase its educational and production capabilities on the heels of securing two new large contracts. Rightfully Sewn was acquired by non-profit Alphapointe in October 2020 and operates as a subsidiary.…