[Nfbc-info] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] FW: Spreading the news about LightHouse for the Blind's Holman Prize for Blind Ambition

EverHairston ever.hairston at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 13:55:21 UTC 2019

Ever Lee Hairston, Member,
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National Federation of the Blind
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The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nations Blind. Every day we work together to help Blind people live the lives we want.

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From: Deborah Kent Stein via NFBNet-Members-List <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Date: January 24, 2019 at 8:08:58 PM PST
To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] FW: Spreading the news about LightHouse for the Blind's Holman Prize for Blind Ambition
Reply-To: Deborah Kent Stein <dkent5817 at att.net>

Dear Holman judges from 2017 and 2018,

Help us spread the word about the Holman Prize.  Please send the info below to your network.

We are now accepting applications for the <http://www.holmanprize.org/>Holman Prize for Blind Ambition, and we need your assistance getting the word out to attract the best applicants.

The Holman Prize is awarded annually to three blind individuals who wish to push limits and change perceptions about blindness around the world. It is named for <https://holman.lighthouse-sf.org/who-is-james-holman/>James Holman, a nineteenth century blind explorer, who was the most prolific traveler of anyone before the era of modern transportation. Each winner will receive $25,000 to fund an adventure. From <http://lighthouse-sf.org/2018/08/14/an-untapped-market-how-ojok-simon-is-training-the-next-generation-of-ugandan-beekeepers/>teaching blind people to be beekeepers in Uganda, to <http://lighthouse-sf.org/2018/08/01/to-get-to-the-other-side-the-blind-captain-makes-his-mark/>kayaking solo across the Bosporus Strait, to <http://lighthouse-sf.org/2018/07/10/meet-conchita-hernandez-teaching-blindness-across-the-border-with-the-holman-prize/>hosting the first conference in Mexico for blind people led by blind people, our past six winners' projects are as varied as the winners themselves.

If you know an ambitious blind person who will be 18 or older by October 1, 2019, we ask you to encourage them to apply for the Holman Prize. Applications close February 28 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

A big part of the Holman Prize is about building community. To that end, we have several ways people can engage with all things Holman Prize on social media:

<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgTkRMP5uayXitsp8XZ0c_gFw1-kEf_l>YouTube Playlist of 2019 Candidate Videos

People can also visit <HolmanPrize.htm>HolmanPrize.org and sign up for the Holman Prize mailing List on the website. They can also email <mailto:holman at lighthouse-sf.org>holman at lighthouse-sf.org and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Everyone has a dream. With the Holman Prize, the LightHouse will provide funds to three blind people with the drive to achieve their dreams.

If you have any questions, please contact us at <mailto:holman at lighthouse-sf.org>holman at lighthouse-sf.org.


Jennifer Sachs
Director of Development & Communications
LightHouse for the Blind and Enchanted Hills Camp
<mailto:jsachs at lighthouse-sf.org>jsachs at lighthouse-sf.org

We're hiring! <http://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/>Join the LightHouse team.

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