The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The National Federation of the Blind of Washington (NFBW) is the Washington affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States.
The NFB has many divisions and committees specializing in various aspects of blindness including divisions for parents of blind children, divisions dealing with various employment- and profession-related concerns of the blind including one for blind merchants and participants in the Randolph-Sheppard program, a division for dog guide users, a division for persons with diabetes, a division for blind students and divisions dealing with various hobbies and activities of the blind.
Announcing the 2014 National Federation of the Blind of Washington Convention
When: October 3-5, 2014
Total registration cost (including Saturday evening banquet) is $50 per person if payment is received on or before September 20; $60 thereafter and at the door.
If persons do not intend to purchase the banquet meal, the cost is $10 per person if payment is received on or before September 20; $20 thereafter and at the door.
Payment at the door using a credit card will be available.
Download the NFB of Washington 2014 convention registration form
The completed registration form and payment may be sent to:National Federation of the Blind of Washington
Hotel reservations for the convention may be made via telephone by calling (360) 993-4500. Be sure to tell the reservation agent that the reservation is for the NFB of Washington convention.
Alternatively, persons may click the link below to directly make hotel reservations online. Please note that the dates referred to on the site are those of the hotel stay, not those of the convention.Make Convention Hotel Reservations Online
Anil Lewis, the dynamic new head of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, will be the NFB national representative.
I am pleased to announce the National Federation of the Blind of Washington 2014 Scholarship program. The Document whose link appears below contains both the instructions and application.
We will be awarding two scholarships totaling $5,000 at our state convention October 3-5, 2014 in Vancouver, Wa. The application deadline is Friday, September 5th, 2014. Qualifications and requirements are listed in the instructions which also appear in the document linked to below. Please feel free to make copies, forward the information and distribute it to any blind students you may know.
Please contact me it you have any questions.
National Federation of the Blind of Washington
To remember the National Federation of the Blind of Washington in your will, you may include the following language: "I give, devise, and bequeath unto National Federation of the Blind of Washington, P.O. Box 2516, Seattle, Washington 98111, a Washington non profit corporation, the sum of $______ (or _____ percent of my net estate" or "The Following Stocks and bonds:______") to be used for its worthy purposes on behalf of blind persons."
Contributions Are Tax Deductible and much appreciated. For further information or if you have questions, please call the NFB of Washington at (425) 823-6380.
Have a car, boat or RV in running condition you no longer are using? Want to help the NFB? You can donate that car, boat or RV to the NFB, receive a tax deduction and know that your donation is helping to promote the welfare of the nation's blind including blind Washingtonians and their integration into society on a basis of equality with the sighted. Call (855) 659-9314 with title, VIN and telephone number and a representative will assist you with the donation. To make the donation online, go to https://nfb.org/nfb-vehicle-donation-form.