[Nfbnet-members-list] Support the NFB on Giving Tuesday!

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Nov 27 09:17:10 UTC 2012

Fellow Federationists,

It’s #GivingTuesday! And, as promised, the 
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) holiday 
giving book is finally here! #GivingTuesday is 
the world-wide kick-off day to the giving season. 
As you know, the NFB gives back in so many ways. 
The NFB has had a profound impact on me 
personally, and I bet this is true for many of 
you as well.  This year, let’s work together to 
ensure that we can continue to impact the lives 
of blind children, students, adults, and seniors 
through the programs of the Jernigan Institute.

To this end, we have created a unique way to 
support the vital programs of the NFB Jernigan 
Institute. The one-of-a-kind holiday giving book 
will allow us, our friends, families, and 
colleagues to select one or more of our programs 
and make a tax-deductible donation in support of that particular program.

A parent of a blind child might like to support 
the NFB Early Explorers program because his or 
her child is currently learning how to use a long 
white cane. The adult child of a senior who is 
losing vision may wish to make a contribution in 
support of our NFB NEWSLINE® because his or her 
parent enjoys the ability to continue to access 
the newspaper independently. You may like to 
support the publication of the Braille Monitor 
because it is your favorite monthly magazine. As 
you can see, the holiday giving book highlights 
many programs that need support in order to 
continue to serve the needs of our members.

We welcome your financial contributions, but 
there are several other ways you can contribute 
to the success of this program. Here are some things you can do to help:

1.       Make a contribution online at 

2.       Share the holiday video message from Dr. 
Maurer with your friends, family, colleagues, and 
acquaintances. You can view the video at 

3.       Share the link to the holiday giving 
book on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social 
media channels.  Be sure to use the hash tag #GivingTuesday in your posts.

4.       Take a picture of yourself with a sign 
saying what you “gave back” and send it to 
us.  For example, if you volunteered in your 
state’s BELL program this year, your sign might 
say, “I’m helping to end the Braille literacy 
crisis.” We'll be posting these pictures on the 
NFB Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the holiday giving book campaign.

If you have any questions, please feel free to 
contact me at (410) 659-9314, extension 2371, or 
at <mailto:mbaugh at nfb.org>mbaugh at nfb.org. Thank 
you in advance for spreading the word about the holiday giving book.

Warm Regards,

Mika Baugh

Outreach, Jernigan Institute


200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-9314, extension 2371

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

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