[nFBMI-Talk] For the Love of Michigan

Robert Earl Parsons robert.e.parsons at wmich.edu
Thu Jan 10 23:20:49 UTC 2019

Bonjour Mes Amies

I am back with another Mi-ABS update for you. As we are continuing our efforts with the chance for students to purchase delicious chocolate chip cookies and Washington Seminar buttons, the Michigan Association of Blind Students has another opportunity for you to get something worthwhile for your buck. We all know that after Washington Seminar, a special day comes along, my birthday. But before that, there is a kind of special day, Valentine's Day. If you are like me, and can't ever seem to remember how quickly February sneaks up on you or can't figure out what to get your sweetheart, Mi-ABS has you covered. Our February effort, "For the Love of Michigan," gives you all the opportunity to win one of two special baskets that would be great gifts for someone on the day of love.

  1.  Spa Basket: Our first basket is a spa basket from Bath and Body Works. This sensual basket is packed with silky body wash, tempting body mist spray, a soft loofah sponge, and a teddy bear. This basket is guaranteed to make someone feel very special.
  2.  Axe Basket: This second basket is jam packed with Axe body wash, deodorizing spray, a deodorant stick, and a teddy bear. This would be ideal for that person that wants to make a statement.
Both baskets are a steal for the cheap ticket price of $5 each, but we will sweeten the pot by giving you the human discount of three tickets for $10. Now there are a few ways that you can purchase tickets for this fundraiser. First, I will personally have tickets at Washington seminar. My fellow Mi-ABS members will be the contacts for buttons or cookies, but those who are looking for a chance to make their significant other swoon should look for the 6-foot 7 guy with a white cane eating all the snacks at the Starbucks in the hotel. By the way, you not having a valentine is not an excuse. These baskets are great for your boyfriend, girlfriend, crush, mother, father, sister, brother, coworker, yourself, that creepy guy that checks your receipt at Walmart, or anyone in between. I can promise that upon purchase of a ticket for a basket, you will be subject to a Big Rob hug, which is valued at $90, but is complimentary with a ticket purchase. If you are not coming to seminar, you can also purchase a ticket from home. Mi-ABS has their official Venmo, @MiABS-Treasury, where you can purchase tickets, buttons, or cookies from the comfort of your cell phone. When you purchase tickets for baskets on Venmo, you must include your name, the type of basket you want tickets for,  and the amount of tickets you are purchasing. You will then receive an electronic ticket stub in an email. That, along with your receipt, will be your proof of purchase and you will be put into the pot for drawing. We are selling tickets for this raffle until Saturday, February 9, 2019. At that time, we will pull the winners for each basket and I will personally assure that the basket is mailed to you. If you have any questions, please email me or call me at the number in the signature. I hope that all of you take advantage of this loving opportunity.

Merci Beaucoup

Robert E. Parsons Jr.
Board Member, Michigan Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of Michigan
Phone: 804 801 7674
"Without struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglas

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