[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Launches Bid for Excellence

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Nov 1 18:09:18 UTC 2011




Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314

(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

cdanielsen at nfb.org <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>

*National Federation of the Blind Launches
Bid for Excellence

*/Online eBay Auction to Raise Funds for the Critical Programs of the NFB/*

*Baltimore, Maryland (November 1, 2011): *The National Federation of the 
Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the 
United States, today launched its first national online auction, the Bid 
for Excellence. <http://www.nfb.org/bid>The Bid for Excellence is not 
only a chance to bid on fabulous items but also an exciting opportunity 
to raise funds to support the work of the NFB.The NFB provides programs, 
support, and mentoring relationships that help blind people all over the 
nation achieve excellence in their education, employment, and all 
aspects of their lives.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, 
said: "We are pleased to commence the first-ever Bid for Excellence 
online auction today.As you bid on the diverse and exciting items 
available, you will not only be making a bid for a luxury trip to an 
exotic location or a valuable gift for a loved one, but making a bid for 
excellence, a bid for a bright future for blind Americans.Funds raised 
will support our efforts to increase the number of blind children 
reading Braille; to raise awareness about the true capabilities of blind 
people; and to make the Internet accessible to all. Please join us in 
our bid for excellence for blind Americans."

Items available in the Bid for Excellence, hosted on eBay 
include luxury accommodations in exotic locales, a behind-the-scenes 
tour of a popular TV show, and plenty of gift items just in time for the 
holidays.Begin your bidding now at www.nfb.org/bid 

For more information about the Bid for Excellence, contact Ann-Marie 
Laney at (410) 659-9314, extension 2371, or alaney at nfb.org 
<mailto:alaney at nfb.org>.



*About the National Federation of the Blind*

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is 
the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people 
in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through 
advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging 
independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the 
blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind. In January 
2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan 
Institute, the first research and training center in the United States 
for the blind led by the blind.

David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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