"Wine with The Blind": A Fundraiser in the Works!

As you know, our mission at the MIB Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to provide support to Mississippi Industries for the Blind in order to expand employment opportunities and programs that promote independence and self sufficiency for people in our state who are blind or suffer from low-vision.  Because the foundation accrues vital funds to provide the adaptive equipment and training for existing and prospective employees at Mississippi Industries for the Blind, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise money, cultivate supporters, and heighten awareness for our cause.  Thus, it is our joy to tell you that at the MIB Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired we are working hard to organize our biggest fundraiser yet, and we would love for you to be involved! 

     On September 9th of this year we will be hosting a “blind wine tasting” event at Bravo! in Jackson, MS as a sustainable, annual function!  In anticipation of at least 200 attendees, we will be setting up a minimum of eight tables, each with a different wine and food pairing to be sampled while the guests peruse the silent auction and listen to live music from visually impaired musicians that work at Mississippi Industries for the Blind.  We plan to use the funds raised through this event to go toward expanding our cause and buying new equipment for visually impaired employees at our facility.  However, the only way we can obtain these goals is with your help!

     We are looking for artists, musicians, shop and restaurant owners, and everyone in between, to donate to our silent auction.  No item is too small or too large to donate!  By giving these items you will be providing for us a valuable avenue of fundraising to go toward our cause!  If you feel like you have no means to contribute to our silent auction, then just come to the event.  Tickets will only be $25, and we need as many to attend as possible!  AND once you buy a ticket, tell your friends.  Our biggest source of awareness is still word of mouth, and by telling your friends about us and our upcoming event we can hopefully sell all 200 tickets!  We’re counting on all of our MIB & foundation supporters to make this event a success!

So, mark your calendars and get ready for a great evening with the MIB Foundation for the Blind & Visually Impaired!

Credit for the “Wine for the Blind” logo artwork
goes to Ole Miss art student, Claire Whitehurst.  
Thanks for your help, Claire!
If you are interested in participating in either the event or the silent auction (or both!), please e-mail us at kmarx@msblind.org!  We appreciate your support.


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