Just Say “50/50!”

By George Holliday

Join the Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) program to support both Pennsylvania Council of the Blind (PCB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB).

During the PCB state conference in Pittsburgh, members were introduced to a very simple fundraising concept with a contest twist. Fundraisers like walk-a-thons, auctions, raffles, benefit concerts, bake sales, pancake breakfasts, and trivia nights take so much time and effort. In contrast, the MMS 50/50 option is quick, easy, and provides a steady source of funds for ACB and PCB.

The contest is on-going and ends January 15, 2018. There will be a 1st prize of $100 and a 2nd prize of $50. To enter the contest, you contribute a minimum of $10 or more per month, but whatever you give, it will be split 50/50 between ACB and PCB. Your initial entry of $10 will place your name in the hat one time, but your name will be entered once for every additional $5. In addition, everyone joining the MMS program will be automatically entered into the yearly grand prize drawing after the ACB National conference and convention.

Now, because of the upcoming holidays, you can enter the contest, but choose to defer your first withdrawal until January 2018. It’s so easy!

Since this contest originates in PCB, George Holliday will take your name for the prize list. He will forward your name and telephone to Lori Sarff in the ACB Minnesota office and she will ask you how much you want to give each month, how you want ACB to receive the money- either drafted out of your bank account or charged to your credit or debit card, along with your contact information. ACB does all the rest. Every quarter PCB will receive a check from ACB.

Note: This contest is not just for members. Family members and friends are welcomed. Members of Lions Clubs and other organizations are participating. Remember, all MMS contributions are tax deductible.

If you wish to enter the contest, or have additional questions, contact George Holliday at george.holliday@comcast.net or 215-796-9813.

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