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Megan Bening Memorial Fund Technology Giveaway

Megan Bening Memorial Fund Technology Giveaway

The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) would like to announce the giveaway of over $10,000 worth of technology from the Megan Bening Memorial Fund during the NFB National Convention in Orlando, Florida this summer.  The drawing will be held at NOPBC Family Hospitality on Tues. July 3, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Every blind or low vision child (age 0-18) who registers for the NOPBC conference will have the chance to win.  You must attend Family Hospitality to have a chance to win.

The Megan Bening Memorial Fund was created in spring of 2017 by the Board of Directors of the NOPBC, to honor the memory of Megan Bening, daughter of Board Member Jean Bening and her husband Allan Bening.  Megan passed away suddenly in January 2017 from a brain hemorrhage.  

Megan was an avid braille reader who loved technology.  To honor her passion, the NOPBC decided to raise money in Megan’s memory hoping to provide a piece or two of technology to other blind children. Our young blind and low vision kids went about selling Megan Bening Angel Pins at our national conference and raised over $3000. With donations from others and a matching gift from iSenpai, the Megan Bening Memorial Fund raised over $10,000 in 2017/18! Thank you to iSenpai and all who donated!

List of items for 2018 Give Away

Amount  Item  Value
1 Focus 40, VFO (Freedon Scientific)     $2995.00 Each
1 Focus 14 Blue 5th Generation from VFO (Freedon Scientific)    $995.00 Each
2 APH Orbit Reader 20 Cel $449.00 Each
2 Victor Reader Stream New Generation $369.00 Each
1 Manual Perkins Brailler $775.00 Each
2 Freedom Scientific Video Mag HD $499.00 Each
2 Victor Reader Trek $699.00 Each
3 Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet with Case $99.00 Each
Note:  List is still being finalized as purchases are being made. Please check back to see if there are any changes.

Angel pins will be sold during the NOPBC 2018 National Conference so please be sure to support Megan’s dream by purchasing one!

Please visit our website if you would like to make a contribution to the Megan Bening Memorial Fund.

http://nopbc.org/megan

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