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Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia. 

Established in 1972 and chartered in 1973 as a state affiliate of the largest organization of blind people in the nation. The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia 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 live the life you want. blindness is not what holds you back. 

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2022 Convention Information:

It is time for the 2022 National Federation of the Blind of Georgia 49th Annual State Convention

Dates:

The dates for the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (NFBGA (49th annual State Convention will be Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th, 2022 

Registration for our 2022 NFB of Georgia State Convention is now open until September 22, 2022

Cost of registration:

Registration only is $20.00

Registration including lunch is $40.00

Banquet ticket only is $60.00

Registration and banquet ticket is $100.00 

*All pricing is based on a per person cost 

All donations will be non-refundable and will go into the NFB of Georgia general fund to continue to support our many programs as we help the Georgia blind community keep living the lives they want.

You may register for this year’s convention by clicking on the following link.

https://nfbga.org/2022-nfb-ga-state-convention-registration/

Location:

We will be hosting this year’s convention at the beautiful Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, located in Atlanta Georgia.

Address:

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-659-6500

We invite you to come and join us, you can make your reservation by calling, 1-800-833-8624 or online by clicking https://book.passkey.com/ATLXSFBG. You can reserve your room today.

*Please remember to tell the hotel that you are with the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia or the NFB of Georgia, when making your reservation.

Room Rate:

The room rate for singles, doubles and handicap rooms are $145.00 per night, this rate includes all taxes and fees, for as long as we have available rooms remaining in our block. Make your reservation’s fast

*Please note, if you are desiring to register for a suite, please be advise that this will be at a cost charged by the hotel that will be outside of our block pricing.

Convention Schedule:

Friday, October 7th – Senior Possibility Fair, Leadership Seminar, and Georgia Student Division Gala

Saturday, October 8th – General Session, Chapters and Divisions Breakout Sessions and Banquet

Sunday, October 9th – Business Meeting

We have planned a full schedule of events for your education and enjoyment during the convention. We have designed this time to provide you with helpful information about the NFB of Georgia and the Georgia Blind community.

Donations, Exhibitors and Sponsor Opportunities:

We have several ways that you can help to support the 2022 49th Annual NFB of Georgia State Convention. Please review our exhibitors and sponsorship letter by clicking on the following link.

2022 Exhibitors and Sponsorship Letter:

https://nfbga.org/2022-nfb-of-ga-sponsor-and-exhibitor-letter/

If you are already planning to be an exhibitor and/or a sponsor of our 49th annual state convention and just need to sign up, you may complete your registration by clicking on the following link.

2022 Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration Form:

https://nfbga.org/2022-nfb-ga-state-convention-sponsor-and-exhibitor-registration/

We thank you in advance for all you do for the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia. Your contributions will continue to help us to provide hope and independence through our many programs designed to keep the blind community living the lives they want.

Information: 

Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2022 NFBGA Georgia State Convention. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Patrice Lewis, plewis@nfbga.org. You may also reach us by calling our office at 404-371-1000, select option one.

We are looking forward to a great convention and we hope to see you all there.

PEACH PAC PLAN

For over forty nine years, the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia has championed the rights of the blind and low vision community giving members much needed hope and independence. Our organization is a 501C-3 volunteer consumer advocacy organization where our overall goal is the complete integration of the blind into society based on equality. 

 

Through our efforts, we’ve managed to blaze a trail in overall personal development, and now we are reaching out to you today in hopes of gaining your support in continuing to transform the world’s beliefs on what it means to be blind. 

Improving the quality of life of blind people is our top priority, and we begin this process at the youth level with Our Braille Enrichment Literacy and non-visual Learning (BELL) program, this is our  annual life skills workshop catering to Braille and mobility training while our Georgians Empowering through Mentoring Success program (GEMS), continues to build upon the fundamentals— incorporating workshops centered around professional life skills, technology and money management. To date, both programs have served over 500 children and young adults and have been our most successful youth launch thus far.

Studies show that unemployment rates for blind people have risen to a high of 19.8% as of 2011, and that number steadily continues to climb.

This is mainly due to the lack of access to quality development programs and training resources that can better equip them in achieving gainful employment. However, with your help, we can reduce those numbers! Your financial contribution would directly impact our training division and provide resources and support for the numerous development programs we offer for both young adults and senior members. 

We are asking for your support by becoming a donor to continue to lead the way to complete independence.

We would like to introduce to you the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, Peach PAC Plan. This new system will allow you to support the NFB of Georgia by using your debit or credit card, to make a one-time or a recurring monthly donation. Along with your support, hope and determination, they will continue living the lives they want.

This system is set up to process your donation through Pay Pal, you just have to click on the link provided below. Once you click on the link, it will open a form, that will ask you to provide the amount of your donation. The form also provides an option for you to set your contribution as a one-time or a monthly recurring deduction, through the use of your debit or credit card, to be sent to the NFB of Georgia. 

The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia Peach PAC Plan link:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=GTHKL7TVZJK9S

It is easy to make a donation to the NFB of Georgia, 

When making a one-time donation to the NFB of Georgia, the Pay Pal system will not require you to set up an account. When you click on the link the system will open a form that will allow you to enter the amount of your donation along with your debit or credit card information, in order to process your gift. 

We know that most will want to set up a monthly recurring contribution, but not set up a Pay Pal account. There is a way for you to do this , you can honor a yearly gift to the NFB of Georgia using this same system. You just decide what donation amount you would like to give, and then multiply that amount by 12 months, and that total will be entered as your one-time payment donation.

Here are some examples of what you may enter, there is no limit on your gift.

Donating $5.00 multiplied by 12 months is $60.00

Donating $10.00 multiplied by 12 months is $120.00

Donating $15.00 multiplied by 12 months is $180.00

Donating $20.00 multiplied by 12 months is $240.00

Donating $25.00 multiplied by 12 months is $300.00

Donating $50.00 multiplied by 12 months is $600.00

Or you may enter any donation you desire, all are appreciated.

Monthly contribution:

When processing a donation, the Pay Pal system will also give you the option to make your contribution a recurring monthly gift sent to the NFB of Georgia. In order to do this, the system will require that you have a Pay Pal account. Setting up this account will allow you to have control of any changes that you would like to make concerning your contribution. This will also authorize the Pay Pal system to process an automatic  deduction from your debit or credit card account of the amount you have approved, to be sent to the NFB of Georgia each month

Any contributions received will be deposited into the NFB of Georgia general fund and will allow us to continue to assist the blind citizens of Georgia. There has never been a better time to join the fight and help lead the change in blind and low vision independence. Any donation that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

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