[Nfbnet-members-list] Presenting the "75 Days of Service"
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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:
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
President, National Federation of the Blind Community Service Division
dsmithnfb at gmail.com
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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