[NFBMO] Virtual Meet the Blind Month

debbiewunder at charter.net debbiewunder at charter.net
Sat Oct 10 22:41:08 UTC 2020

Can we get some pictures of you doing what you do? 

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From: NFBMO <nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Jeff Giffen via NFBMO
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 3:52 PM
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Cc: Jeff Giffen <jeff.giffen at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [NFBMO] Virtual Meet the Blind Month

This is Jeff & Kathy Giffen. 

We both are Eagles members of fraternal order of the eagles #47 in Kansas City Missouri and we are both voluntary bar tenders and both have our own liquor licenses. We both are officers in the club.

I am a Trustee of the Aerie and Kathy is a Vice President of the Auxilary. We both love this non profit organization and love the NFB of Missouri and the NFB of Kansas City Chapter.

We both work full time with the Government and both volunteer at both of these non profits and are very busy. We both love everyone and are happy to share.


Jeff & Kathy

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 10, 2020, at 2:30 PM, Debbie Wunder via NFBMO <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I need your help. Jenny and I were asked to do a meet the blind 
> project, to post something each day on Facebook depicting something 
> our members do. We want to show that we are living the lives we want. 
> Sometimes that will mean doing something cool. Sometimes it will mean 
> doing something that is boring but necessary. We have meet the blind 
> month because some folks don't know you can cook. They don't know that 
> you can walk to a gas station to buy a lottery ticket. They don't know 
> that you have children or care for your grandchildren. They don't even 
> know you can write a few words and send in a picture, and I guess the jury is still out on that one.
> We are always complimenting ourselves on being resourceful and 
> thinking out of the box. This is why we are doing meet the blind month 
> activities this way. Please help Jenny and I do what you asked us to 
> do. Send a photo; send a video. Write something with it, or leave that 
> to us. Show us how you use your smartphone to read a letter. Let us 
> see you reading a large print or Braille book. The Braille offers us 
> two opportunities-some read from paper and others from displays. Tell 
> us the name of the book; tell us the thrill of the story.
> Here are a few more things in case these aren't enough:
> Watering your plants, either inside or outside your home Sitting at 
> the table playing cards or a board game Playing a musical instrument 
> Putting on your makeup A video describing how you tie a tie A picture 
> of you putting mail into the mailbox, showing we get and pay bills 
> like everyone else A picture of you knitting or doing other artsy 
> things you do A short video explaining why our Federation is important 
> to you
> Either text or email us with your picture or video. My email address 
> is debbiewunder at charter.net and Jenny's address is 
> jcarmack314 at gmail.com
> Just in these first few days we have greatly improved our presence on 
> social media, but we need the help of everyone. We want to let people 
> know that we are a diverse organization that has more than five people in it.
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