[Nfbnet-members-list] Presenting the "75 Days of Service"

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 00:34:46 UTC 2015

 Are you interested in making a positive difference in your community
while working to challenge common misconceptions about the blind? To
celebrate the 75th year of the National Federation of the Blind(NFB), the
National Federation of the Blind  Community Service Division, the NFB
Community Service Division of California and the NFB Community Service Division of the   District of Columbia
are proud to  present the 75 Days of Service project.  
 The 75 Days of Service will start on 
April 12, which is the beginning  of National volunteer week and will end seventy-five  days later on June 26 (nine days prior to the start of the 75th convention of the National Federation of the Blind. The purpose of this project is to encourage and
support Federationists in bringing about positive change to their
communities. The purpose of this project is also  ,to show that blind people need  not always   be  the “takers” that  society might have us be, that we  can give of ourselves to society as well.   We believe that 
in so doing we can both model and   strengthen  our belief in the philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind.
 You can take part in this project individually or with your chapter
or family, by engaging in a community service project, such as
volunteering for a nonprofit organization, local church or school, or
helping those in need in your neighborhood. Participants will be able
to share ideas and receive support during bi-weekly conference calls every other Sunday, use the hashtag #NFB75Serve to tweet about their   community service  activities
, and will also have the opportunity to write about
their experiences on the National Community Service Division’s official blog, nfbcommunityservice.wordpress.com. The  purpose of the blog is to  communicate to society that the blind  are active participants,  contributors and collaborators in society.   The  Blog is a outlet through which we  showcase by way of community Service/volunteerism what we believe in the Federation, that we as blind people can live the life we want and that blindness isn’t what holds us bak from doing so.  .
The first call will take place on Sunday, April 12, at 7 pm EST. The
specific dates of each call are as follows:
 Sunday, 4/12  (The Kick-off call): 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific 
Sunday, 4/26: 7pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific.
Sunday, 5/10: 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.
Sunday, 6/7: 7pm Eastern/pm Pacific.
Sunday, 6/21: 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.


 To be a   part of this exciting project and get more information (call-in details, updates, reminders and more),, you
can sign up for the Community Service Division list serve  by  going
to:http:// <http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo>www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/community-service_nfbnet.org <http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/community-service_nfbnet.org> . Facebook users can  do the same by connecting with   the
Community Service division at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/205759772877055 <https://www.facebook.com/groups/205759772877055>.
 We Hope you are as excited  to get started as we are to get this going!
  Yours in the  Movement,
 The 75 Days of Service   Leadership Team.
 Co-Chairs: Libra Robinson and Darian Smith    
Darian Smith
President, National Federation  of the Blind Community Service Division
dsmithnfb at gmail.com 
 twitter: @goldengateace
Connect with the Community Service Division 
Facebook: search for “NFB Community Service Division”.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.

 “”...The challenges we face will not be solved with one meeting in one night. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek...” -Barack Obama     
 Your  unwanted vehicle can be  just what the blind need to make possibilities reality.    
> Donate your car to the National Federation of the Blind today!
> For more information, please visit: www.carshelpingtheblind.org <http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org/> or call 1-855-659-9314

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