[Nmabs] Fwd: [nabs-l] The 2012-2013 Braille Readers Are Leaders Adult Contest and the NABS Pennies for Pages Fundraiser

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 12:53:36 CDT 2012


>From the Nabs Fundraising Committee.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gabe Cazares <gcazares10 at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:12:41 -0500
Subject: [nabs-l] The 2012-2013 Braille Readers Are Leaders Adult
Contest and the NABS Pennies for Pages Fundraiser
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>, Texas Association of Blind Students
<txabs at nfbnet.org>, NFB of Texas Members <members at lists.nfbtx.org>

Dear TABSters, NABSters, and Federation Family

As you very well know, October 1 officially marks the beginning of Meet The
Blind Month, as well as the registration period for the Adult Braille
Readers Are Leaders Contest. Our very own National Association of Blind
Students runs a fundraiser known as Pennies for Pages in conjunction with
the Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest, and this year we're counting on
you!

The way it works:

Much like a walkathon, the Pennies for Pages fundraiser counts on pledges.
If you are pledging, you have the option to pledge a flat rate, or a certain
amount per each page read. For example, if I were pledging a flat rate, I'd
say I'll give $50.00 at the end of the contest period for your pages read.
If I were pledging  a certain amount per page, I'd say for every page you
read I'll give you $0.25. It doesn't matter if you pledge a flat rate, or
pledge a certain amount per page, the point is to collect pledges! At the
end of the contest period, your pledge checks will be mailed to the NABS
Treasurer, and the amount made by each state student division will be split
50/50 with NABS. What do I mean by that, I mean that whatever amount of
money the Texas Association of Blind Students manages to collect, for
example, will be split with NABS, meaning that TABS will get some of the
money raised back, and so will your student division! So affiliate members
and chapters, commit to pledge one or a group of students in your affiliate
participating in this fundraiser!

Find the pledge form here: http://www.nabslink.org



How you can get involved:

Sign up to participate in the 2012-2013 Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest,
you have the option to sign up individually, or to make a team of 2 to 5
people and sign up that way! You don't have to be a student to read for the
Pennies for Pages fundraiser! Whether you sign up on your lonesome, or make
a group of Braille Superstars and sign up that way, it doesn't matter. The
point is to sign up and put the fingers to the Braille!

Find the signup form here:
http://www.nfb.org/braille-readers-are-leaders-overview



In addition to signing up, collect pledges! Ask your parents, your aunts and
uncles, friends, employers, church members, who ever has money that you can
get to, ask away! This fundraiser will help support both the excellent
programs that NABS puts on for us, as well as supporting our local student
divisions!

Only your participation will have the ability to make this fundraiser
successful!

Let's see who the most active student division in NABS is for real, time to
put our money where our mouth is! Out raise your fellow student divisions
for the greatest prize of all, bragging rights!

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like clarification with any
portion of the #P4P fundraiser, please feel free to contact NABS President
Sean Whalen or me.

I look forward to a very competitive Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest,
and Pennies for Pages fundraiser!



All the best,



Gabe Cazares, NABS Fundraising Committee Chair



PS. I think Texas is going to raise more money than anyone else! smile



Support fair wages for workers with disabilities! (H.R. 3086)

www.nfb.org/fairwages

Gabriel M. Cazares, 1st Vice President

Texas Association of Blind Students - TABS (A Division of the National
Federation of the Blind of Texas)

www.nfbtx.org/tabs

Phone: 713-581-0619



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Darian Smith

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