Category Archives: Fundraising

Walk with the Blind

Join members of the Rivers and Bay chapters of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia as we walk through Historic Colonial Williamsburg. Support us as we raise awareness of what blind people can achieve.

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • 9:00 AM: Registration Opens
  • 10:00 AM: Kick Off
  • Where: Starting at the Capital Building (end of Duke of Gloucester St.), Colonial Williamsburg
  • Registration: $15

Sponsored by the following Chapters of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia “Living the Lives We want”:

  • Chesapeake Bay,
  • Eastern Shore,
  • Greater Williamsburg,
  • Peninsula, and
  • Tidewater

For more information, contact:

  • Corlis Jones
  • Phone: (757) 565-1185
  • Email:

If joining us, please fill out the following Registration form.

Link here for registration and pledge form

Everyone walking is welcome to take the pledge form and obtain pledges from family and friends to support our work. The members of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia local chapters along the rivers and bays of Southeastern Virginia are looking forward to this first annual event for MEET THE BLIND month.

NFB Ear Buds, Virginia Peanuts, & a Chance to win Serious Cash

The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia (NFBV) is excited to announce that in celebration of the NFB’s 75th anniversary, we will be offering the following items for sale at our convention in Orlando, FL at table D16 in the exhibit hall:

  • Raffle tickets for a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500.00 – $10.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $20.00
  • Earbuds with commemorative NFB pocket carrying case for $5.00
  • Virginia Peanuts (salted and butter toasted) – 1 bag for $3.00 or 2 bags for

So please visit the Virginia booth at the exhibit hall in Orlando and help us “Change what it means to be blind”.

See you in Florida,

Bernard Werwie

  • NFBV Fundraising Chairman
  • Cell: (540)846-9518
  • Email:

John Dubois raises funds to attend his first National Convention in 2015 commemorating the 75th anniversary of the NFB

By Michael Kasey, president, NFB of Virginia

John Dubois asked Dr. Schroeder and I to assist him to attend his first National Convention. We agreed. We asked him to begin a campaign to raise money to help with his request. He commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the NFb by raising over $750 for the NFB of Virginia. Here is a note from John.

  • From: John Dubois
  • Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:39 PM
  • To: Michael Kasey

I believe fund raising gave me a good experience, because it teaches the importance of reaching out to others in times of need. I started by sending out a message on Facebook to everyone. Pastor Rudy from Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Jeri, and others pitched in to contribute. I sent out thank you’ s using Facebook Messenger . I also set this up on

It was in 2014 that I chose to go to National convention. I felt it was something God was calling me to do. I decided this because at the National convention, I would meet other blind people, and partially sighted people, as well as see new technology, and also to explore other career opportunities.

John DuBois