Thank you to everyone involved in making the inaugural East Texas White Cane Day a huge success! Stay tuned for details about next year’s event!

2023 East Texas White Cane Day Sponsors:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Miles Realty
Texas Workforce Solutions
East Texas Lighthouse

 Free T-Shirt With Donation
($10 for Adults, $5 for Kids)

If you haven’t grabbed a shirt yet, stop by our office at 411 West Front Street and pick one up for a minimum $10 donation to East Texas Lighthouse!





On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress was signed into law, authorizing President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim October 15th of each year as, “White Cane Safety Day.” The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.


In addition to honoring the accomplishments and successes of blind Americans, White Cane Safety Day is an annual opportunity to educate the public about blindness and how blind and visually impaired persons can live and work independently while contributing to their communities. 


“I really want to challenge any sighted person, the next time you see someone using a white cane to think of that person not as a blind person but as a confident independent person, willing to push through all the misconceptions, stereotypes and barriers that society presents to them.”


– Craig Ellis

Community Relations Administrator, East Texas Lighthouse