[Nfbc-info] Brainstorming! Fundraising idea part II

Juliett Cody julietcody at cox.net
Fri Aug 14 00:26:14 UTC 2009

Dear Mike, I would be happy to help with a check. Plus I will bring it up to 
Beach Cities, and CAGDU.
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From: "Michael Peterson" <its_mike at sbcglobal.net>
To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>; "California Association 
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Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:17 AM
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Brainstorming! Fundraising idea part II

> Hi all I have begun working on the "giant pizza feast which will be held 
> on the first day of fall September  21 2009 More details soon but heres 
> part II
> Many of you want to help grow our convention and can't attend the pizza 
> event  because you are to far away or because of other obligations or 
> maybe just because your counting callories!
> Would those who can't make it be willing to support a simultaneous virtual 
> effort?
> I will tell you how the check or money order is to be written out if this 
> sounds good and it will be to the sponsoring NFBC chapter.
> You can donate just like you would buy pizza $3 $5 whatever by check or 
> money order because if you pay through paypal they might have a limit 
> minimum.  When I was working with the American cancer society it was $10.
> I'm not asking for virtual pizza purchases yet just want feed back would 
> you be willing to help that way rather than having to buy a coupon book 
> you might never use, also is there interest in coupon books at $15 $20 a 
> piece with straw hat if we can get that fund drive happening?
> I would like to finish this drive by the beginning to say the 14th of 
> october.
> Once the bus going to the convention is covered if additional funds are 
> left over we could perhaps donate them to the affiliate to be used to help 
> sponsor members who need help  attending the convention.
> Or would you feel more compelled to donate to the virtual fund if we 
> solely used this portion to sponsor people so they could afford to come 
> thus helping boost our attendance.
> We really need the highest attendance possible and as many blind people as 
> possible walking across the golden gate bridge.  It's a statement for 
> braille literacy and it's a statement letting everyone know the NFBC is 
> alive and well in California that blind people care about their future and 
> want to be involved in shapeing it!
> We need in my opinion 300 or more to attend if possible because with all 
> the California budget cuts it will show those who need to know blind 
> people are concerned!
> If they see a larger group they will know that we have lots more at home 
> who couldn't be there.
> While we might not be impacted further with SSI SSD other programs could 
> be impacted because money is tighter.
> We also need to have our voice affectively heard with vocational 
> rehabilitation and the Kendell reader just to name a few projects and 
> while numbers physical numbers aren't everything they do help.
> Other efforts you can make on and individual basis, invite a friend or two 
> share a room if you need to not just to save you money but to make it 
> possible for others to come also share any ideas you may have how we can 
> get more blind people to attend.
> Mike Peterson
> Mike Peterson
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