- Beth Solka
This Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, Volunteers For the Blind (VFB) is having a book and bake sale at its 1101 Caroline Street offices from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Everyone is cordially invited to browse our entire audio cassette book collection, enjoy home-baked items, meet VFB’s staff and learn more about our organization.
VFB is a local, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization. It provides volunteer shopping assistants and readers primarily for Fredericksburg residents who are blind. VFB also offers training, especially for high school and college students, to work appropriately with volunteers. In addition, VFB has an unpaid internship program either for people who are blind and want to gain work experience before entering the competitive employment market or for those who wish to return to it after losing their sight.
The audio cassette books will not be individually priced. Instead, people will be asked to select what they would like, then make what they consider a fair and reasonable donation. Customers are respectfully requested to make at least a minimum $5 donation. Your donations will enable VFB, which is classified as a public charity, to continue and attempt to improve its services so it can best meet the most urgent needs of people who are blind in the greater Fredericksburg area.
VFB is in compliance with the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law, and our financial statement is available upon request. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact VFB either by telephone at 899 8847 or email, volunteersfortheblind@hotmail.