[nfb-talk] Purchase a Groupon to support Braille Programs in Texas
dandrews at visi.com
Wed Aug 8 19:23:10 UTC 2012
>This campaign, though it mentions Austin specifically, will support
>Braille Literacy throughout the Texas affiliate.
>From: Thomas Stivers [mailto:thomas.stivers at gmail.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 7:49 AM
>To: 'Discussion list for NFB Austin members.'; 'This is a list for
>discussion among members of the NFB of Texas.'
>Subject: Purchase a Groupon to support Braille Programs
>National Federation of the Blind of Texas
>The National Federation of the Blind of Texas Austin Chapter
>(<http://nfbaustin.org/node/add/story>NFB of Austin) Partners with
><http://grassroots.groupon.com/>Groupon Grassroots to
>a mentoring enrichment initiative for blind youth in our area.
>The NFB of Austin Braille Saturday School will provide six hours of
>mentorship, Braille literacy, adaptive school supplies, and social
>opportunities for blind children in the Austin, Texas area each
>month throughout the 2012/2013 annual school year.
>The NFB of Austin and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of
>Groupon, announce the launch of a
>campaign to enhance the lives of blind youth in the Austin area.
>The NFB of Austin Braille Saturday School campaign will be available
>on the Austin Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Wednesday, August
>8 and running through Wednesday, August 15. Utilizing Groupon
>Grassroots' collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge
>support for the Braille Saturday School initiative in increments of
>$10.00, with each $10.00 providing a unique package consisting of
>six hours of mentoring, adaptive school supplies, and Braille
>materials each month per participant.
>The NFB of Austin Braille Saturday school will engage blind youth
>with mentorship, literacy, and learning. The NFB has informally
>mentored blind youth since its inception in 1940. The NFB of Austin
>is enthusiastic to formalize this project to guaranty blind youth a
>chance at independence. Help blind youth succeed with your generous
>support in our mission to change what it means to be blind in the
>"We are excited to employ the collective action model of Groupon
>Grassroots to raise support for the mentoring of blind youth in the
>Austin community," said Richie Flores, NFB of Texas Youth
>Coordinator. "We look forward to creating new awareness for the
>National Federation of the Blind of Texas Austin Chapter as one of
>the local organizations in Austin to be featured on Groupon Grassroots."
>The NFB of Austin Braille Saturday School will change the lives of
>blind youth in the Austin area with a jam-packed Saturday each month
>throughout the 2012/2013 school year. We will be emphasizing one on
>one mentoring, Braille literacy lessons, and opportunities to learn
>essential alternative techniques in blindness. Blind role models
>will share and teach Braille, orientation and mobility, and
>independent living skills with each participant setting the stage
>for future success.
>the Groupon here.
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