‘Georgia Casual Week’ to benefit Academy for the Blind in Macon

Wearing casual duds to work next week could help students at the Georgia Academy for the Blind.

Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed April 20-24 as “Georgia Casual Week” to raise money for the student fund at the school on Vineville Avenue.

Employers can solicit small donations from workers in exchange for the privilege of wearing casual clothes at the office, business or factory.

The voluntary fundraiser was developed by friends of the academy and students’ families.

Rachel and Tommy Towery of Vidalia, who have a child at the school, have been helping coordinate the benefit for several years.

“There’s nothing more gratifying than helping these students,” the Towerys stated in a news release. “We couldn’t think of a better way to invest our time.”

Visit www.sites.google.com/site/gacasualweekorg for more information about the campaign.