[Community-Service] March 2023 Quarterly Newsletter

Kanya Harrison kanyaharrison46 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 21:38:11 UTC 2023

On Wed, Mar 15, 2023 at 4:02 PM Maggie Stringer via Community-Service <
community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> *“Beyond the Six Dots”*
> National Federation of the Blind Community Service Division
> March 2023 Quarterly Newsletter
> We use a white cane, slate & stylus, and screen readers in between,
> We read from the left, write from the right, and will tap tap onto any
> scene.
> We want our communities to know what we’ve got, a commitment to serve,
> Beyond the Six Dots!
> Reflections by Daria Bannerman
> On a chilly, but beautifully sunny Monday morning, I spent the day
> volunteering at Fayetteville Urban Ministries.
> Fayetteville Urban Ministry is a nonprofit organization located in
> Fayetteville, North Carolina, and provides assistance with food, clothing,
> utility assistance, and employee readiness services.
> When I arrived at FUM, I was greeted with such wonderful, warm, and
> friendly volunteers who were just like me, ready to serve!
> My first task was to proudly sign my name as a volunteer. Once that was
> completed, next was to meet my team members, and see where we would roll up
> our sleeves and work together to sort and organize the clothes closet. Once
> assignments were issued, the director of the organization led everyone
> outside to provide a little background on their growing organization. One
> of the fun facts I learned, this local organization has been around for
> over forty years! And they have been providing services to over ten
> thousand people in Fayetteville! I can’t tell you how much that touched my
> heart. Although the cold Winter air was trying to rattle our bones, the
> intoxicating spirit of gratitude and willingness to serve others, kept
> everyone warm and smiles bright.
> FUM has a monthly event called Service Saturdays, where members of the
> community can volunteer one Saturday a month. However, on this special
> Monday, the dedicated organization wanted to observe Reverend Dr. Martin
> Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
> It was beautiful to see people of all ages volunteering to help organize
> the food pantry and sort through all of the donated clothing. Everyone came
> together to work along with other strangers, communicated about everyday
> life, and discovered creative solutions as a team. I definitely plan to
> return as a volunteer and have already set my next visit for March 25th.
> I strongly encourage all of you to find a way to serve in your local
> communities, in whichever way you can. And remember, you can still
> participate in virtual opportunities, as well as in-person. When your heart
> is in the right place, the impact you will have on others, will last a
> lifetime.
> *“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don't have to
> have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and
> your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul
> generated by love.” *by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
> ***If you have recently served within your community, share your
> experience with us. Write a reflection and send it to our editor by
> email.***
> Our days will start getting longer, flowers will begin to bloom, and the
> sweetness of warmer weather allows us to spend more time enjoying the great
> outdoors. Make sure to grab your sunglasses and share our awesome chuckles
> wherever you go!
> Question: How do you know flowers are friendly?
> Answer: They always have new bugs!!!!
> *“Don’t think about it, laugh about it!”*
> We Really Got It Poppin’ In 2023!
> Written by Daria Bannerman
> From the bottom of our enormous hearts, the Community Service Division and
> the Willing Workers’ Committee would like to thank you so much for allowing
> this poptastic Double Good popcorn fundraiser to be a popin’ success!
> Because of your love for the Butter Believe It, The main Cheese, and Sweet
> and Salty, we were able to raise over $17,000!!!!!
> Our division will be able to use these essential funds to assist with
> community service projects, as well as, providing scholarships for people
> who are blind and visually impaired to reach their desired goals and
> dreams. Thank you, again, for your generous support, and thank you, Gloria,
> for organizing this fantastic popcorn fundraiser!
> We hope, *EVERYONE*, will pop with us in 2024!
> *“Here's to those who inspire us and don't even know it."* by Anonymous
> 2021 CSD Fundraiser
> Written by Jeanetta Price
> Every year the National Federation of the Blind Community Service Division
> participates in a community service project during the exciting days of our
> national convention.  Our 2021 partnership benefited Ronald McDonald House
> Charities of Maryland.  This is a home away from home for seriously ill
> children and their families.  There were two activities we had taken part
> in for our community service projects. We wrote notes of encouragement to
> the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We also
> provided comfort to the families and children by collecting over 100 new
> blankets.
> Our service project was a success, because of our federation family, and
> friends beyond the six dots! Often, we as blind individuals are denied
> opportunities to serve due to low expectations and lack of knowledge of
> blindness. When given the opportunity, we will exceed all expectations.
> With honor, we share the reflection from Kim Davis, Director of
> Volunteers, Ronald McDonald House.
> “Looking back on working with the National Federation of the Blind makes
> my heart very happy. Jeanetta first reached out to me asking to team up and
> work together a month or back and I thought, of course we want to do this!
> But little did I know how above and beyond this amazing group of people
> would go! Everyone came together and put a lot of effort into getting us
> items that we need around the Ronald McDonald House that help make the
> families that stay with us more comfortable and feel at Home. These items
> are so important to us and the families here at RMH. So having a group of
> people willing to come together to get us blankets, toiletry kits, snack
> bags, notes of encouragement, and just overall love and support was
> absolutely amazing. We really felt the love! We knew to be expecting these
> items for delivery, but let me tell you, when they came in, we were truly
> over joyed by the outcome. You could tell so much love and support were put
> into the project. Everything was so nice and cute and perfectly packaged
> for us to hand out to the families. The blankets were adorable and cozy. We
> were so insanely excited to get everything to the families because we knew
> they were going to love everything as much as we did. And of course, the
> Notes of Encouragement, including some with braille was just so special. I
> felt like it really connected the groups together. You never know what
> others are going through but being able to learn about and support others
> even when you're going through something difficult is just so beautiful.
> This idea really touched my heart as I'm sure it did with our families here
> as well. And we can't forget about the wonderful CSD seminar. The energy
> was electric. I was smiling the whole time. So much happiness and joy and
> love. What an amazing and wonderful group of people!! I am
> so so so grateful for everything the National Federation of the Blind did
> for RMH Maryland. We are so appreciative and grateful for the support you
> all provided to us. We can't thank you enough. We love you!”
> It Gets Bigger & Better Every Year!
> 2022 CSD Fundraiser
> Written by Stacie Leap
> I have been participating for the past two years and this year marks
> three! They say third time is a charm and I hope that this fundraiser is
> more successful than previous years. I remember in my first year thinking
> that I would not do it. I thought about how many people might not like
> popcorn or might turn it down because there are so many different
> fundraisers for every cause. I was very mistaken. A lot of my friends sent
> it to their friends and I was able to raise a little over $300 of my $500
> goal. I, myself, bought some popcorn to see how it taste and oh my
> goodness! it was really amazing. I enjoyed every flavor so far but my
> favorite flavors are Caramel DM and Sargent Salt and Pepper. The titles are
> so catchy and it made a lot of my friends smile! You Butter Believe It was
> nothing I expected. I definitely told myself, "Sweety, You Salty" 😊
> During the second year, I surpassed my goal! I was so hype! I started to
> get into a flow of how and when to advertise the fundraiser. A lot of my
> supporters came back and asked me when I am doing it again. I even noticed
> that they increased their quantities from last year.
> The excitement around the fundraiser was definitely exhilarating. All of
> the people who made a store had a friendly competition but yet we all
> encouraged each other to push our limits and never stop! Even though it was
> virtual, it was definitely the best fundraiser I experienced.
> All of the funds went back to our division. In 2021, we used the money to
> make care boxes and blankets for the Ronald McDonald house. Last year, we
> provided a barbeque for the children of Covenant House in New Orleans,
> Louisiana. We had a luncheon with our Willing Workers Committee as a thank
> you for all their hard work. also gave back to our members, providing them
> with a stipend so they can attend and enjoy our 2022 national convention.
> We even gave an opportunity for a family to attend convention for the first
> time. Service is definitely placed in the heart of all our CSD Willing
> Workers and I expect much more love, service, and commitment.
> A special shout-out to Gloria Nathan-Cherry, our Popcorn lady, for
> bringing this idea to the Community Service Division and for encouraging
> all of us to do it! Also, hats off to our Popcorn Kim, Marvin, who has sold
> the most popcorn in all three years. All kernels bow down to you sir!
> *"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by
> people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." *by
> Dale Carnegie
> National Stress Awareness Month
> Written by Kanya Harris
> Stress! Stress! Stress!  How many of us have it?
> Stress! Stress! Stress! How many ways to combat it?
> Stress! Stress! Stress! Let me count the ways…
> Here are my Top 10 Peachy tips to debunk the stressful day to day
> situations; don’t throw in the towel or pull your hair out!
> 1.   Find your inner peace for starters. When you find it protect it at
> all cost.   Never let anything or anyone shake your foundation or take your
> power.
> 2.  Daily affirmations.  Speak positivity over your day. Cast out all
> negativity. “No matter what my day is going to be Great!”
> 3.  Take a walk. Walk away gather your thoughts and center your being.
> It’s perfectly ok to take a time out rather than POP a blood vessel.
> 4.  Channel that emotion find something peaceful like journal writing,
> listening to your favorite music, or reading a good book such as The Write
> 2 Heal.
> 5.  Pray to the Highest for peace, a positive mind set, and to allow love
> in without resistance.
> 6.  Yep, I will eat that donut, cookie, and/or cake anyway it will make me
> feel better I don’t know about you it works for me
>  At the end of the day the last four are the E’s to my peace. Evaluate the
> situation, Eliminate the source, Encourage myself, and I will Enjoy all the
> days of my Life and keep all my hair. HAHA!!!
> *“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."* by Theodore
> Roosevelt
> National Volunteer Week & Global Volunteer Month
> April 16th to April 22nd of 2023
> National Volunteer Week takes place every April during Global Volunteer
> Month. We encourage each person, and all groups, committees, chapters,
> divisions, and every affiliate to take part in National Volunteer Week. It
> is an opportunity to recognize and support the profound impact on the act
> of serving others. As a volunteer, there is tremendous power in being able
> to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities, and
> be a force that transforms the world.
> Every year, the Community Service Division challenges all of its members,
> along with friends and families to lend their time, talents, and voice to
> make a difference in their communities.
> Post your upcoming Volunteer Week & Global Volunteer Month opportunities
> on our Facebook page:
> *https://www.facebook.com/CommunityServiceDivision/*
> <https://www.facebook.com/CommunityServiceDivision/>
> Share all of your upcoming volunteer opportunities on our email list:
> community-service at nfbnet.org
> We hope all of you, plus the person to your left, and the person to your
> right, will celebrate 2023 Volunteer Week the CSD way, with
> Action!
> Passion!
> Respect!
> Inspiration!
> & Love!
> *“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the
> present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” * by
> Anonymous
> National Mother’s Day, Celebrating An Out of Sight Mother
> Written by Carol King-Ries
> Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Stacie Leap, an
> extraordinary woman and mother who through the darkest time of her life,
> was guided back into the light by a little shining star named Alana.  In
> 2016, Stacie found out that she was pregnant, but she was also in a
> long-term abusive relationship that she desperately wanted to leave.  When
> she was two months pregnant, her boyfriend beat her so severely that she
> lost her vision, and her neck was broken.  She could not have surgery
> because they feared whether the baby would survive, so she had to go
> through the first part of her pregnancy wearing a large neck brace to
> prevent her from damaging her spinal cord and possibly becoming paralyzed
> or dying.  According to Stacie, these were dark times for her.  She was in
> pain, depressed, and very afraid about what would happen to her and the
> baby. However, due to concern for her baby, she asked for help.  Albert
> Einstein Medical Center found a place for her to rehab from her physical
> injuries, they got her some mental health counseling, and they provided her
> with a doula.  A doula is a woman, without obstetric training, who provides
> experienced guidance and support to a woman during her pregnancy.  This
> proved to be a good and empowering decision.  Stacie ended up having
> life-threatening complications which caused her to have a c-section, and
> her daughter was born prematurely.  Both Stacie and Alana were in the
> hospital for 19 days recovering from the premature birth.  Thankfully,
> Alana had no lasting complications from the birth, and her presence became
> the light that would help to pull Stacie out of the darkness.
> Stacie remained depressed after her baby was born.  She only got out of
> bed to feed Alana, and to take care of her.  Her doula came by every day
> and came up with all kinds of “out of sight” tricks to help her learn to
> care for her baby as a blind woman.  This included techniques to do things
> like prepare formula, to bathe the baby, and to wash her baby’s clothes.
> Stacie became comfortable with her role and responsibilities, and she was
> able to care for her child without the help of the doula.  However, she was
> still depressed.  But, once again the draw of the shining star, Alana,
> brought someone else into her life.
> Stacie was a person who volunteered in the community before she lost her
> sight.  One of the people she volunteered with heard that she was in poor
> physical health, and that she just had a baby.  That person came to visit
> her, and according to Stacie, she was still a crying, depressed mess.  She
> told Stacie she would come back the next day, and she continued to come
> back to help Stacie and Alana.  She eventually became one of Stacie’s best
> friends and Alana’s godmother.
> Due to her vocational rehabilitation, Stacie heard about and joined the
> NFB of Pennsylvania and became active in the Keystone Chapter and the
> affiliate.  She started a blind parent’s group because she was unable to
> find one anywhere, and her need became her mission. This group meets via
> Zoom every third Saturday of the month.  They have discussed the book “The
> 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” and have had a guest speaker series
> that discussed positive parenting.  They also discuss health issues and had
> a speaker from Accessible Pharmacy to discuss safe administration of
> medicines to children.  If you are interested in participating in this
> group, which consist of people from all over the United States and Canada,
> contact Stacie at stacie.leap at gmail.com.  Stacie also participates in the
> Pennsylvania Association of Blind Students, the Pennsylvania Organization
> of Parents of Blind Children, and she was recently name to the National
> Federation of the Blind Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.  She
> also volunteers at her daughter’s school.  Her community service is
> exemplary, and she stands out whatever she does.
> Did you know that Stacie’s last name, Leap, means lucky in the Cambodian
> language?  When Alana was in Kindergarten, Stacie met a woman on Clubhouse,
> a social media app, while she was discussing the lack of accessibility in
> school apps and websites.  Because of this encounter, Stacie was hired as
> an accessibility support specialist for her Tech company.  Her advocacy for
> Alana guided her to her new vocation!  Stacie’s favorite quote is from 2
> Corinthians 5:7 in the Bible… She walks by faith, and not by sight, and
> this faith walk has led her to some incredible opportunities.
> She was one of the original authors of the Write 2 Heal Anthology, a book
> featuring the work of eight out of sight authors telling their story their
> way.  Her chapter is entitled “Leap of Faith”.  If you would like to hear
> more about Stacie’s story in her own words, the book can be purchased on
> Amazon and is also on Audible.  Stacie’s story, like all the others, is
> extraordinary and empowering.
> When I asked Stacie what her biggest hopes for the future are, she said
> that she does not want any blind parents to lose their children due solely
> to the fact that they are blind.  She wants to advocate for legislation and
> programs to prevent this from ever happening again.  When Alana was 4, her
> abusive boyfriend came back into her life threatening to sue for custody of
> her daughter because she was blind, and he alleged that she could not take
> care of her.  She also wants to continue to instill in Alana, the shining
> star that led her out of darkness that she is worthy of love, and that the
> greatest love she will ever find comes from within herself, right where God
> put it.
> Happy Mother’s Day to all the out of sight mothers and mothers to be!
> *“Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are." *by Cheryl
> Lacey Donovan
> International Women’s History Month
> An Interview with Stephanae McCoy
> Contributed by the American Printing House
> In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re learning about women making a
> difference who also have a visual impairment. We interviewed Stephanae
> McCoy about how losing her sight led to her founding her own business, Bold
> Blind Beauty.
> Meet Stephanae
> Stephanae’s sight loss journey spanned over four years. It began with the
> development of a macular hole, which led to further complications and
> eventually a glaucoma diagnosis. After many pokes, prods, and laser
> surgeries, Stephanae’s sight deteriorated, and she was declared legally
> blind.
> Founding Bold Blind Beauty
> Stephanae decided to create Bold Blind Beauty when she was asked to give a
> presentation on makeup for a group of women who were blind and had low
> vision. Unable to find information about the topic online, Stephanae
> created the presentation based on her own process of applying makeup.
> “There was such a great discussion afterward I knew I had to do something
> to address the void in this area,” said Stephanae. “Bold Blind Beauty began
> as a blog to empower women on the blindness spectrum. It has since evolved
> into an advocacy platform that demystifies blindness through storytelling
> and the celebration of our diverse and inclusive community through
> empowerment, connection, and barrier-breaking.”
> Today, Bold Blind Beauty offers several services. One of these services,
> The Beyond Sight Magazine, aims to highlight members of the blindness
> community through storytelling. Other services offered are the Virtual Work
> Experience Program for high school/college students with disabilities,
> InSIGHT Through Inclusion Speaker Series, Ambassador Program, and the Bold
> Blind Beauty On A.I.R. Podcast.
> The Impact of Bold Blind Beauty: Q&A with Stephanae
> Q: The mission of Bold Blind Beauty is to “improve humanity by changing
> the way we perceive one another.” Why is this mission important to you?
> A: The mission is so important to me because people are important. From
> the time I was very young, I recognized I was different simply because of
> the color of my skin. Today, as a woman over 60 with an acquired
> disability, I am intimately aware of what discrimination feels like.
> Because of my lived experience, I firmly believe that no one wants, or
> deserves, to be reduced.
> People who are perceived as different have to justify their existence
> because other people and systems refuse to accept them as they are.
> Everyone has biases, and it’s up to us…to acknowledge our bigotry and work
> on ourselves. This work isn’t easy, and…we need to leave our assumptions at
> the door so that we can learn to fully embrace people without judgment. The
> work of changing perceptions begins within each of us, and it’s ongoing.
> Q: How does the mission of Bold Blind Beauty benefit the blindness
> community?
> A: The mission benefits the blindness community because we believe
> everyone has value. By sharing our stories, we prove to the world that even
> though we are on the blindness spectrum, this doesn’t prevent us from being
> productive members of society. We simply move through the world a little
> differently, and this is our superpower.
> Q: What does beauty look like to you?
> A: Beauty looks like courage to me. Having the courage to be uniquely me
> is beautiful.
> Q: Can you tell us about the acronyms A.I.R. and BLIND? How have these
> acronyms helped change people’s perceptions of blindness?
> A: A.I.R. stands for Access, Inclusion, and Representation. These are the
> main themes on Bold Blind Beauty, which is why we created the podcast Bold
> Blind Beauty On A.I.R. Everyone needs air to survive. People with
> disabilities need A.I.R. to survive and thrive. BLIND = Bold Leaders
> Illuminating New Directions. This acronym was our positive take on the word
> “blind.” Anyone can be a Bold Leader Illuminating New Directions.
> Q: How do you hope Bold Blind Beauty impacts the future history for women
> who are blind?
> A: It’s my hope that women who are on the blindness spectrum and are
> making huge moves will become more largely recognized.
> Q: What do you hope people will take away or learn from visiting your
> website?
> A: I hope that people will take away the idea that appreciating
> differences and accepting people where they are is at the heart of
> humanity. When we take the time to stop, listen, and learn from others’
> lived experiences, the tapestry of life becomes more enriched. Many of us
> look at adventurers and risk-takers as bold people. However, depending on
> where we are in our stories, being bold can be something as simple as
> getting out of bed. For onlookers, it takes a bold person to open their
> hearts and minds to understand that differences are beautiful.
> *“Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”* by Kate Angell
> National Memorial Day
> Contributed by Rachel Levitt
> On Monday, May 29th, 2023, we will remember the brave men and women who
> made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Presidents,
> politicians, public figures and foreign dignitaries will lay wreaths on
> thousands of tombs of the Unknown soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.
> As we remember and honor our heroes, we want to count our blessings and
> stand proud of our service members.
> This Memorial Day, we invite you to take a moment of silence *at 3:00*PM
> EST as we remember those who courageously gave their lives.
> We also want to provide a few additional ideas on how you, your friends,
> neighbors, and family, can all honor this upcoming Memorial Day:
> 1. Take a Walk Through Your Local Veterans Cemetery
> Most states have national veterans’ cemeteries where you can pay a visit
> and honor the fallen. Many cemeteries might have adjusted hours or be only
> open to family members, but this varies across the country.
> 2. Brush Up on Your Memorial Day Knowledge
> Many people easily confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day or other
> military holidays. You can refresh your memory on the difference between
> these holidays in five minutes or less.
> 3. Participate in a Memorial Day Walk or Running Race
> There are many annual Memorial Day weekend running races – virtual or
> in-person – and you can participate in one of these races in your local
> community as a way to honor the fallen. From 5Ks to half marathons, there
> are plenty of options available through run-hosting organizations across
> the country – all it takes to find them is a quick internet search!
> 4. Learn About Gold Star Families
> The designation “Gold Star Family” is reserved for families of military
> members who have died in the line of duty. This title is meant to honor the
> service member’s ultimate sacrifice while acknowledging their family’s
> loss, grief and continued healing. Spend a few moments this weekend
> learning about Gold Star Families in honor of Memorial Day.
> 5. Investigate Your Family’s Military History
> When is the last time you asked family members about their connection to
> the U.S. military? Their answers might surprise you! Spend a few moments
> this weekend talking to relatives about family members that have served in
> the military.
> 6. Watch the National Memorial Day Parade
> While this annual tradition will be closed in-person to the public, it
> will be filmed and aired on television for families all across the nation
> to enjoy on major broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
> Check your TV listings to find the airtime of the program near you.
> 7. Virtually Visit a War Memorial in D.C.
> In 2019, the USO headed out throughout the capital region and captured
> 360-degree videos of several D.C.-area war memorials, including the World
> War II Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial.
> 8. Try a CrossFit Hero Workout from the Comfort of your Home
> Often referred to as a WOD (Workout of the Day) in the CrossFit community,
> these Hero WODs are designed to commemorate a fallen war hero and can be a
> healthy way to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our
> country.
> One of the popular hero workouts to tackle on Memorial Day weekend is the
> “Murph,” named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael Murphy, who
> died in the line of duty in 2005 alongside two fellow Navy SEALs. To
> complete the workout, participants must run 1 mile; do 100 pull ups, 200
> pushups and 300 squats; and run another mile – all while wearing a weighted
> vest or body armor.
> 9. Learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
> Arguably Arlington National Cemetery’s most iconic memorial, the white
> stone sarcophagus is guarded 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and honors the
> unidentified soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
> 10. Watch a Movie About the U.S. Military
> There are dozens, if not hundreds, of movies about life in the U.S.
> military. From movies about World War II to memoirs of Vietnam, spend some
> time on Memorial Day weekend watching a film that pays tribute to the
> service men and women who have sacrificed for the nation.
> *“Remember Freedom has a Price. Remember Freedom is not free. Remember
> those who served. All gave some, Some gave all.”* Anonymous
> To learn more about American Printing House, visit,
> *https://www.aph.org/* <https://www.aph.org/>
> To learn more about Bold Blind Beauty, visit,
> *https://boldblindbeauty.com/* <https://boldblindbeauty.com/>
> Do you know a blind or visually impaired wounded warrior or veteran?
> Operation Freedom Bell, Changing What It Means To Be Blind
> Operation Freedom Bell provides rehabilitation services in an NFB training
> center. The rehabilitation training is a six-to-nine-month residential
> program.  Blind or visually impaired wounded warriors participate in
> intensive one-on-one and group training to learn blindness skills needed
> for independence. For more information, please visit:
> *https://knfbreader.nfb.org/blind-wounded-warriors*
> <https://knfbreader.nfb.org/blind-wounded-warriors>
> We want to feature you in our next issue! Write about your personal
> experience with your community service project and submit the article by
> the first of the month.
> We also want to help promote your community projects and state affiliate
> events. Share your calendar with Beyond The Six Dots and we will feature
> your events in the ‘Represent Your State’ section of our next issue.
> Contact our editor to submit your calendar events and featured articles.
> (The editor may edit the Length and/or wording of your article.)
> *NFB Community Service Division*
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> President Jeanetta Price
> Email: price.jeanetta at gmail.com
> Mobile: (409) 344-1005
> Newsletter Editor: Maggie Stringer
> Email: Ravensfan784 at gmail.com
> Mobile: (443) 750-0070
> 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. We are survivors!
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