[PACapitalChapter] PAC (Pre Authorized Contribution) Plan reminder

Brian Mackey bmackey88 at gmail.com
Sat May 1 23:33:09 UTC 2021

Greetings to my fellow Federationists throughout the Pennsylvania Affiliate!
This is your friendly neighborhood PAC Plan chairman, and this is my update
on how we are doing with our contributions to this very important program.


As most of you know, "PAC" stands for "Pre-Authorized Contribution," and the
plan is the easiest way for NFB members to make regular donations to our
organization.  It's easy because it's a one-time process to sign up, and
it's easy on the wallet because you can contribute as little as $5 a month
($0.17 a day).  It's important because it helps fund the programs and
activities that are so vital to the success of blind people. It helps with
providing free literature, free white canes, free slate and styluses,
educational and outreach programs, assist with fighting legal battles, free
web hosting to state affiliates through nfbnet.org <http://www.nfbnet.org/>
, and much more.


In terms of our ranking among the states, as of March 2021, we are in 23rd
place, with a monthly contribution of $624. This amount comes from the
generosity of 27 individuals, chapters, and divisions.  I wish to thank
those who help the Keystone State make such a fine showing; however, we can
definitely do more to climb the ladder.  We are only $11 behind Illinois,
and we trail New Jersey by a mere $118.  If we pass New Jersey, it would put
us over $743 a month (or more) and solidly in the Top 20.


Thanks to modern technology, signing up on PAC is significantly easier than
it has ever been.  Since 2015, you can create or increase your PAC
contributions by using an online contribution form. Donations can be taken
from either a checking account or a credit/debit card.  To get to the online
form, go to https://nfb.org/pac.  On this form you can start a new plan or
increase an existing one. If you have an existing plan, just enter your
contact information and how much you want to increase your plan by. If you
are creating a new plan, supply your contact information along with how much
you want to contribute, and a representative from the national office will
contact you to get your financial information. Other ways to start a new
plan or increase an existing plan include sending an email to pac at nfb.org
<mailto:pac at nfb.org>  or by dialing 1-877-NFB2PAC (1-877-632-2722). 


Making these regular tax-deductible contributions, and encouraging your
friends, family, fellow Federationists, neighbors, etc. to join as well,
would show how important the National Federation of the Blind is to you, and
would demonstrate how proud an affiliate Pennsylvania is, so as the song
says, please.get on the PAC Plan.  Sign up today!


Can we raise our expectations on our PAC contributions by going at least
over $725 a month? We will find out after the national convention.


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