[Nfbc-info] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Community Service project for May, please read!!!!
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> From: Dacia Cole via Nfbnet-members-list <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: May 6, 2016 at 1:00:41 PM PDT
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> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Community Service project for May, please read!!!!
> Reply-To: Dacia Cole <dacia.luck at gmail.com>
> Hi everyone,
> I am writing to you on behalf of the Community Service division and as
> the chairperson of the #NFB4mserve project. Below you will find all
> you need about this project and how to get involved. Please share far
> and wide and participate in the calls. Our next call is May 15 at
> 8:30 PM easterntime. I will also attach the flyer to this email so
> you can email it to others.
> Let me know if you have questions.
> The National Federation of theBlind Community Service Division presents:
> May The Mission, The Movement,, The Milestone (NFB4MServe).
> This is a Month long effort in which:
> The mission is to give of our talents and skills to people and places
> in our communities. We want our sighted friends and neighbors to
> understand that the blind can and do give, and are not always the
> “takers” society might have us be.
> The movement is all of us as the organized blind furthering our
> message through community service that blindness is not the
> characteristic that defines us or our future. It is also us coming
> together to support each other as we find the ways we will give back
> along side our sighted peers.
> The milestone is the results; the raising of expectations of the
> blind and the celebration of the difference that we will have made as
> a federation family by coming together to share our successes and work
> through our obstacles in order to ultimately strengthen the
> Federation and break down barriers to full participation in society.
> You can take part in this project individually or with your chapter ,
> 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,
> use the hashtag #NFB4MServe to tweet about their community service
> , and will also have the opportunity to write about
> their experiences on the National Community Service Division’s
> official blog, www.nfbcommunityservice.org/blog. 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, May 1, at 8:30 pm EST. The
> Call- in information for this, and all other calls is as follows:
> (712)432-0140 and the access code is 808277. The
> specific dates of each call are as follows:
> Sunday, 5/1: 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific
> Sunday, 5/15: 8:30pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.
> Tuesday, 5/31: 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.
> If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project, you
> 1. join any of the above mentioned calls at the times listed.
> 2. check out our website at www.nfbcommunityservice.org.
> 3. follow us on twitter at “@nfbcsdivision”.
> 4. join our Facebook page by searching for “National Federation of the
> Blind Community Service division..
> We Hope you are as excited to get started as we are to get this going!
> Should you have any questions over the course of this effort, please
> do not hesitate to email us at nfb4mserve at nfbcommunityservice.org.
> Yours in the Movement,
> The #NFB4Mserve Leadership Team.
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