Our Co-founders David and Kelly Lauer on why they started The White Cane Foundation.
The White Cane Foundation is here to provide students with basic needs through a consistent presence. An emphasis will be placed on maintaining the dignity and respect of the individual. Students are empowered to go out in the world with confidence and independence to become their very best self.
To be the light for every student with a need.
Act with dignity, grace and compassion.
Bring the joy.
Be open and accepting of others.
Thank you for taking an interest in The White Cane Foundation. We started this foundation because we felt inspired to do more. We knew kids were attending school and not able to do their very best because they were worried about their hygiene and proper clothing. With a little effort and passion, we are confident we can bridge the gap for these students and be a source of positive light in their lives.
People often ask us, why the name “The White Cane Foundation”. In 2013 our family watched the music video “Lover of the Light” by Mumford & Sons. In it, a blind man leaves his white cane at home and goes out into the world with only his senses and the light guiding him. It inspired our family to think about a way to challenge each other to go out into the world and share the light. For us, that inspiration is an actual white cane that rotates between family members and symbolizes the importance of being the very best person we each can be.
We encourage you to watch the Mumford & Sons, featuring Idris Elba, - Lover of the Light official music video here.
Be the light,
Dave and Kelly Lauer
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