Our partner charity the National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization of the blind in America. Founded in 1940, the Federation has grown to over 50,000 members including interested sighted persons.
The mission of the National Federation the Blind is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. The Federation works hard all year round to remove legal, economic and social discriminations; while educating the public about issues concerning the blind.
The organization gathers each year in Washington D.C for its Washington Seminar. This year the event will be held from Monday, Jan. 25- Thursday, Jan. 28. Starting off on Tuesday morning with the Great Gathering- In, the expected group of over 500 people will come together to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans.
For the next 3 days the group will make legislative appointments regarding issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. Issues may include the following areas: civil rights issues, educational programs and services and other timely topics.
To learn more about the issues being discussed at this year’s Washington Seminar please visit the NFB website. You can help the National Federation the Blind fulfill its mission by donating to GreenDrop! Visit a GreenDrop location or schedule a home pickup today!