[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: Convention Community Service Project - Family Gateway Shelter - Dallas, TX - Saturday, June 30, 2012

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sun Jun 3 01:51:55 UTC 2012

>Dear Federationists<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns 
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>NFB National Convention Will Be Here Before We 
>Know It, And We Are Excited To Announce Our 
>National Community Service Project In Dallas During The 2012 Convention.
>Come join us as we host a Mid-Summer Party for 
>the Kids at the Family Gateway Homeless Shelter, 
>filled with crafts, activities, and fun for the kids.
>Details As Follows

>Organization: Family Gateway Shelter
>Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
>Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (This includes traveling 
>time, set up/cleaan up time, and the actual 
>event. Time is also allotted for lunch together 
>afterwards (location TBA), but unfortunately, 
>the NFB will not be able to pay for lunch.
>Transportation: Will be providing transport for 
>everyone signed up to and from the Shelter back to the Anatole Hotel.
>Number of Participants: Due to limited space, we 
>are only able to take the first 13 individuals 
>who sign up and complete the background check form.
>Meeting Time: 9:00 am -- The group will meet at 
>the Hilton Anatole Hotel lobby (2201 North 
>Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207).
>A Few Rules To Follow...............................
>1.      Background Check - Everyone wanting to 
>participate in this event must complete a 
>background check. The form (attached) consists 
>of some basic information needed, it must be 
>completed and signed in order to be accepted. 
>This is standard when one is interacting with 
>children in order to ensure their full safety. 
>Please email a scanned copy of the background 
>check to 
><mailto:sshams at familygateway.org>sshams at familygateway.org 
>or fax to 214-823-2475. PLEASE NOTE: Deadline is Monday, June 25, 2012.
>2. No Photographs of the children due to the 
>confidentiality requirements of the shelter.
>3. One may not ask about specific details of 
>children’s personal situation at the shelter.
>What Better Way To Come Together As Fellow 
>Federationists And Make New Friends While 
>Sharing Your Gift Of Time To Help Rethink Both 
>Blindness In Society And Homelessness In Our 
>Communities. Let Us Rise To Help Our Homeless Children, and Let's Get Involved.
>If you wish to sign up to be part of our 
>National Community Service Project, please 
>contact Marcey Gonzalez at 
>marceygonzalez at gmail.com to sign up. Remember, 
>you have been officially signed up when you have 
>contacted us with name, state, e-mail, and phone 
>number and have included the background check 
>(individuals on a first-come-first-served 
>basis). An email will be sent as we approach 
>convention with further details for all those 
>that have confirmed to participate.
>Remember, Deadline is Monday, June 25, 2012.
>If you cannot participate this year, your 
>donations are also greatly appreciated.
>Marcey Gonzalez
>NFB Convention Service Project Lead
>The Community Service Leadership Team: Darian 
>Smith, Christine Parsons, Julie Salih
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