News & Updates from Viste

Summer 2017 Recap

Oh, what busy fun it has been! As the summer winds down and we reflect on the bustling (and very very hot) season, we wanted to take a moment and give thanks for the amazing groups we’ve had the pleasure of working with – some old friends, and some new! A group of interns from […]

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The Annual Volunteer Luncheon 2016 According to the Intern

One of my favorite quotes, coined by John Bunyan, says, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” Although I may have found those words on an inspirational website for teenage girls years ago, and they were spoken hundreds more years ago, I see them lived […]

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Your Donations Help VISTE Help Others

VISTE does more than deliver hot meals, offer transportation to those who are no longer capable of getting around, and provide monthly supplements to over 1,500 households. We bring hope, service, and a little bit of happiness into the homes of the elderly who may not be able to enjoy the simple things that you […]

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Hot Meal Adventures Ep. 1: Two Women and a Snake

Hot meal delivery volunteer, Joann Schirm, has been with VISTE for 13 years. She and her delivery partner, Marj Chepeka, take fresh and delicious meals to our client’s front doors when they are hardly able to produce healthy and nutritious food for themselves. She says the clients are so appreciative, as these may be one […]

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Betty’s Volunteer Spotlight

Betty Sebright is a Lakeland native and has been a wonderful and dedicated volunteer with VISTE for nearly three years. After surviving her battle with cancer, Betty felt compelled to give back to the community who supported her through her hard days, prayed for her, and ultimately, helped her defeat cancer. At VISTE, she delivers birthday […]

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VisteBall Through the Eyes of a Student

During my years as a Florida Southern College student, VisteBall used to be nothing but a name that played during commercials on the radio and an event I would overhear from my college professors during their coffee chats. It was not until I began my journey as an intern at VISTE that I realized just […]

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Face to Face

One of VISTE’s Board Members recently reflected on delivering groceries to VISTE’s homebound clients  … Face to Face: The Gift of Gratefulness   In this fast-paced world in which we live, with much of life being lived online, sometimes we miss real opportunities to make a face to face difference in someone else’s life.     Oftentimes, […]

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VISTE Partners with Alltek to Recycle Computers

Alltek Services has partnered with Eckerd, one of the nations largest nonprofit child and family service organizations, to take part in Project Bridge, a program designed to provide transitional services to youth ages 16 – 18 who are rejoining their home communities after spending time in juvenile justice residential commitment programs throughout Central and South […]

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Struck by Lightning

A message from our President, Steve Bissonnette It was Monday morning, August 17,2015. VISTE staff and volunteers quickly realized that the computers and phones were down again, no doubt the effect of summer storms over that weekend. It wasn’t the first time and the remedy usually doesn’t take long to get everyone back online. Nothing […]

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VISTE Annual Meeting Highlights Partnerships

At Wednesday’s Annual Meeting, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly officials reflected on a year of transition and growth. The meeting’s theme, Forward! echoed throughout the sentiments of VISTE President, Steve Bissonnette, as he shared the many ways in which VISTE has benefited from partnerships in the community. “It is an honor to be part […]

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