December 2014

Throwing a Party for the Homeless Kids!: Part II

Editor’s Note: In October, we asked for articles about service projects chapters were doing. Jonathan Franks, who serves on the board of the NFB of Texas Austin Chapter, wrote about an upcoming Halloween-themed party his chapter would be throwing for the kids at a homeless shelter. The following Is Jonathan’s recap of the event and his thoughts about the importance of other chapters getting involved in similar projects as a way to give back to their communities.

Putting Our Words into Action: Our First Annual Service Project

Editor’s Note: During the 2014 convention of the National Federation of the Blind, held in Orlando, Florida, the Community Service Division organized our first annual off-site service project. This project took place on July 1 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Charlotte Czarnecki of Minnesota, who now serves as secretary of the Community Service Division, coordinated this effort. The following is her account of the project and its importance to the philosophy of the Community Service Division and the National Federation of the Blind as a whole.

Sharing Hope

Editor’s Note: The following story comes from Christine Duffley of New Hampshire. She writes about her family’s experience helping out after Hurricane Katrina and beyond and why her family believes that serving together is so important.

AmeriCorps VISTA Experience

Editor’s Note: The following article comes from Denyece Roberts of Florida. She writes about her experience serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA program, what she has learned from serving, and what she hopes she has taught others through her service.