Westside ‘Santa’ to make a stop on VOICEcorps

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VOICEcorps volunteer Mike Schirtzinger, left, and Amy Billerman, VOICEcorps director of volunteers, in the VOICEcorps studio.

West Columbus resident and long-time VOICEcorps volunteer Mike Schirtzinger will visit the reading service to connect with young elementary-aged students of the Ohio State School for the Blind during an upcoming “Morning Exchange” live broadcast at 11 a.m. to noon on VOICEcorps, Thursday, Dec. 13. The annual broadcast has been a tradition going back more than 20 years.

‘Santa’ speaks with the students about their thoughts on the upcoming holiday and asks about their favorite cookies and toys. Some of the students also tell Santa about the gifts they hope to receive.

VOICEcorps is a nonprofit reading service that provides online 24/7 streaming of volunteer-read news and information for people who are blind, have low vision or other disabilities that prevent reading. Specialized radios with the built-in VOICEcorps signal are also distributed at no charge to those who prefer a receiver.

For more information, visit www.voicecorps.org or call (614) 274-7650.

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