Houston Community White Cane Safety Day


This is the home page of the Houston Community White Cane Safety Day (HCWCSD). This day is being planned by groups from our community for the members within our community.


October is Disability Awareness Month, and numerous events take place nationwide, including Houston, TX! One of those events is Houston’s Annual White Cane Safety Day (WCSD) event. 2023 will mark the seventeenth year that WCSD has taken place in this great city.


2023 Houston Community White Cane Safety Day

Pre-registration is now open

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Houston Community White Cane Safety Day celebration.
Our theme this year is, Achieving Equality, Celebrating Freedom, and Embracing independence.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Last year’s HCWCSD Celebration was a huge success. The HCWCSD Planning Committee has been working hard to ensure another fun-filled event in 2023.


Early registration begins on August 14, 2023, and ends on September 29, 2023. Those who register early are guaranteed a box lunch and are eligible for door prizes.


CLICK HERE TO Register as an attendee or volunteer!

Those needing assistance with registering should contact Stacie Gallegos by phone call or text at 832-779-7477, or by emailing Houston.community.wcsd@gmail.com.


Donate to the HCWCSD

This day is presented to the greater Houston blind and visually impaired community at no cost to attendees. It is funded by the sponsoring organizations, contributions from our sponsors and exhibitors, and charitable tax-free donations from our supporters. If you would like to help us by contributing a tax-exempt  donation, it would be much appreciated.

Donation to HCWCSD – Houston Community White Cane Safety Day By Zelle Or Check


Thank you for choosing to donate to the Houston Community White Cane Safety Day. We are doing our banking through the Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN), which is part of our planning committee and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.


Donations can be made directly by Zelle using the email address (hcwcsd@havintx.org),

or by donating through the HCWCSD Square donation link at (https://square.link/u/10MMZ2er). Note that donations made through Zelle do not have a processing fee as do donations made through Square.


If you donate through Zelle, please put the name of the organization that is making the donation in the Zelle comments field.


If you wish to donate by check, please make your check payable to HAVIN, with HCWCSD in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to the HAVIN business address:



3622 Cape Forest Dr.

Kingwood TX, 77345


If you encounter any problem with this process, please email us at hcwcsd@havintx.org.



What is White Cane Safety Day?

White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of children & adults who are blind or visually impaired, and the white cane as an important symbol of blindness and independence. The Houston Community White Cane Safety Day (HCWCSD) celebration will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (MMSC), 1475 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019.


Host Organizations

This year, the following blindness organizations, along with The Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE), are working together in planning the HCWCSD event:


Houston Area Visually Impaired Network,

Houston Council of the Blind,

iBUG Today,

National Federation of the Blind Houston Chapter,

and the

Visually Impaired Advocates.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s event.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s HCWCSD, or interested in becoming an exhibitor, write to Houston.Community.WCSD@gmail.com

For more information.


Page updated 08/29/2023