Just a few weeks ago the Valley Center for the Blind faced the reality of having to close their doors.
The facility, which helps counsel hundreds of blind and visually impaired people, lost a large state grant, roughly $100,000, making it nearly impossible to meet payroll and keep the doors open.
But after the center's plight went public, members of the community stepped forward to help.
Executive Director Alray Smith said the center has recieved thousands of dollars in donations from business, like Eye-Q Vision Care, and individuals.
Bookkeeper Lee Ky said the money will allow the facility to stay open at least until February. Staff are also doing their part, with 75 percent of the instructors and administrators working on a volunter basis.
Smith said some other non-profits have come forward and offered to put together weekly grant writing workshops to help the center get every penny it can.