SnowflakesNational Federation of the Blind

2012 Holiday Giving Book

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a nationwide organization dedicated to the full integration of the blind into society on terms of equality. Through training, services, and a network of local chapters, the NFB improves the lives of every blind person. This holiday season, rather than giving the traditional gift to the ones you love, make a contribution to the NFB in their name. We have put together this giving catalog to provide you with examples of how your dollars might be used in the future. Your contribution will help us create a future full of opportunities for the blind across the nation.

View the holiday video message from our President, Dr. Marc Maurer.

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$10 – Letters From Santa: Help promote Braille literacy by supporting the only nationwide program to provide blind children with personalized Braille letters and tactile materials from Santa Claus.

$20 – Seniors Losing Vision: Make support materials and outreach available to senior citizens who are beginning to experience blindness.

$25 – Braille Reading Pals Club: Help parents share the gift of literacy with their blind child by providing a Braille book, stuffed animal “reading pal”, Braille birthday card, and monthly activity sheet to a blind child.

Note: By making a contribution of $35 or more, your gift will be recognized on the Giving Tree located at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. A commemorative ornament with your name will be displayed on the tree throughout the holiday season. If you choose to remain anonymous, an ornament without your name will be hung in recognition of your gift.

Kaitlyn and Mia walk together with their canes.$35 – Free White Cane Program: Give the gift of independence! Give a long white cane to a newly blind individual through our Free White Cane Program.

$40 – Braille Monitor: Equip a blind person with a one-year subscription in Braille or audio recording to a monthly publication with articles on the latest in tools, alternative techniques, access technology, and positive NFB philosophy that give the blind independence.

$50 – Early Explorers: Provide a child-sized cane and supporting resources to a family of a blind child through our program to promote early movement and independence in blind children.

$75 – Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium: Help us inspire the next generation of disability rights advocates by providing support to law students with disabilities to participate in this important gathering on the future of disability law.

Note: By making a contribution of $100 or more, your name will be added to the “Circle of Support.” Members will receive a commemorative ornament on our Giving Tree. A list of members will be placed on our web site as well as in our monthly newsletter. If you choose to remain anonymous, an ornament without your name will be hung in honor of your gift and your name will not appear on the list of members of the “Circle of Support”.

$100 – NFB NEWSLINE®: Support the free availability of the only fully accessible system that provides the text of over three hundred fifty local and national newspapers and magazines to a senior struggling with vision loss.

$500 – National Convention: Help a blind person attend his or her first NFB national convention—the largest gathering of the blind anywhere in the world.

A young blind boy works on his science project.

$1,000 – Science Education: Change a life! Help us create opportunities for blind youth to study science, technology, engineering, and math under the direction of experienced blind mentors.

$2,500 - International Braille and Technology Center: Support the operation of the IBTC and the technical assistance we provide on nonvisual access to technology.

$5,000 – BELL Program: Help us provide intensive Braille instruction to blind and low-vision children during the summer months through our network of more than twenty, two-week Braille enrichment programs across the country.

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