[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Nov 14 22:21:18 UTC 2016

>Chris Danielsen
>Director of Public Relations
>National Federation of the Blind
>(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
><mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org
>National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote 
>Braille Literacy
>Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016):  Once again, Santa has 
>enlisted the help of the elves at the <http://www.nfb.org/>National 
>Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get 
><http://www.braille.org>Braille letters out to hundreds of blind 
>boys and girls this Christmas season.
>Mark A. Riccobono, President of the 
><http://www.twitter.com/NFB_voice>National Federation of the Blind, 
>said: "Santa approached the National Federation of the Blind several 
>years ago and asked us to be his helpers. Knowing how much he means 
>to children everywhere, including my own, I am pleased that we will 
>once again be assisting St. Nicholas this year. Braille literacy is 
>the key to success and opportunity for the blind, but unfortunately 
>too few blind children are learning it today. This program is a fun 
>way for blind children to practice their Braille skills while 
>receiving a holiday greeting from Santa himself."
>Between November 14 and December 16, parents of young children, 
>under the age of ten, can visit 
><http://www.nfb.org/>http://www.nfb.org and fill out 
><https://nfb.org/santa-letters>a Santa Braille Letter request form. 
>The form can also be printed and faxed to (410) 685-2340. Beginning 
>November 28, the Braille letters from Santa will start going out to 
>blind boys and girls across the country. The Braille letter will 
>also be accompanied by a print copy for mom and dad to read and some 
>other fun Christmastime activities. Requests for letters must 
>include the writer's name, the child's name, birthday, gender, 
>mailing address, a telephone number, and email address in case 
>Santa's helpers at the National Federation of the Blind have questions.
>The deadline for letter requests is December 16 to ensure that a 
>return letter in Braille is received before Christmas.
>About the National Federation of the Blind
>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 live the life 
>you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
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