[vendtalk] Last Chance to Help Braille Literacy with Coin Purchase

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Dec 5 16:23:34 UTC 2009

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The holiday season is upon us—a time when we turn 
our focus, more than any other part of the year, 
to giving.  This year, give a gift that really counts—a
future full of opportunity for a blind child!

Today far too many blind children and adults in 
America are being refused Braille instruction by 
both schools and rehabilitation agencies, and many who
are receiving a Braille education are given 
inadequate instruction.  There is a way you can help.

When you purchase the Louis Braille Bicentennial 
Silver Dollar, not only will you receive the 
first U.S. coin to feature readable, tactile Braille, but
$10 from the sale of each coin will also go to 
the National Federation of the Blind’s efforts to 
end this Braille literacy crisis.  That’s a gift anyone
would be proud to give.

But time is running out! You have just a few days 
left to purchase this exceptional coin and leave 
your mark on this crisis.  Visit the
U.S. Mint’s Web site
or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) by December 11, 
2009, to give the gift of Braille literacy 
today.  The United States Mint guarantees delivery by December
25, 2009, on any in-stock item, anywhere in the 
United States on orders placed by December 7, 
2009, for standard delivery, and December 11, 2009, for express
delivery.  Orders over $300 will receive free expedited shipping.

If you've already purchased the Louis Braille 
Bicentennial Silver Dollar, consider making a
matching gift
  to the “Braille Readers are Leaders” 
campaign.  It is a great way to multiply the 
impact of your purchase.  We at the National Federation of the Blind
thank you for your devotion to America’s blind 
and wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!

Braille Coin (Black & White)

To learn more about the 2009 Louis Braille 
Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the Braille literacy 
crisis, and the Braille Readers are Leaders campaign, visit


National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314    Fax (410) 659-5129  

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