Life Enrichment

We have a special love for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Making a difference in people’s lives is something we are passionate about. Life enrichment projects include building wheelchair ramps and educating seniors on modern technology.

Enriching the lives of the visually impaired is a Pioneer legacy. Using recycled telephone parts, the Pioneers invented Beeping Easter Eggs. Pioneers build the eggs, which are then used in Easter Egg hunts for visually impaired children around North America, including a hunt on the White House lawn.

This technology was originally invented to create Beep Baseball. A Mountain Bell Employee named Charlie Fairbanks modified a regulation size softball so that it would emit beeping sounds. Now the blind and visually impaired can participate in America’s greatest sport.

Talking Book repair is another special project we focus on. Through the Library of Congress, The National Library Service (NLS) uses the Talking Books Program to assist people who are unable to read standard print material due to visual and/or physical impairments.

NLS provides Braille and recorded books and magazines that can be borrowed, free of charge, or delivered by postage-free mail to those in need. Our volunteers help NLS and their patrons by repairing and refurbishing the cassette and record players used in the Talking Book Program.

Life Enrichment Stories

Get Creative: Crafting, Writing and Baking Projects

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, here are some new creative ways you can make an impact in your local community through crafts, baking, writing letters, and more.... Continue Reading

Legacy West Pioneers Create Dignity Bags

Legacy West Pioneers have put in over 780 hours of volunteer time creating over 220 Dignity Bags.... Continue Reading

Pioneers Host Children’s Shoe Parties in Style

From Illinois to Arizona, from boots to sneakers, the Pioneers are helping provide a necessity to hundreds of school children in need of the right size, and right kind, of shoes.... Continue Reading

Build on Tradition: Pioneer Projects Reimagined

Pioneers have built a strong legacy of helping others. But during this one year, some of our cornerstone projects have taken on a new meaning and urgency. Here are a few ideas on how to adapt a few of our most popular philanthropies during the pandem... Continue Reading

Hear in America Benefits for Pioneers

Purchasing hearing aids through Hear in America can help you get hearing aids that meet all of your needs quickly and easily, with follow-up care to make sure they keep working well.... Continue Reading

Pioneers Provide Free School Supplies

Pioneers in Nova Scotia were determined to help young students start off the school year on the right note. So. they decided to help provide these students with the school supplies they needed—all free of charge.... Continue Reading