Dear BPI Members & Supporters:
Blind LGBT Pride International (BPI) is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride International (“Blind Pride” or “BPI”), a 501c (3) organization, is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, around the world. By working with other blindness organizations and organizations in the LGBT community internationally, BPI will do our part to foster a greater understanding of LGBT issues in blindness organizations and also bring greater awareness of the issues and concerns facing visually impaired people who are also part of the LGBT community.
Each year BPI holds its annual convention in conjunction with the national convention of ACB, which boasts an attendance of over
2,000 attendees! The BPI convention is a time for its members to gather in a safe environment to explore many equality issues involving people who are blind, and also to learn more about our role within the LGBT community. This year, our national convention will be in Las Vegas from July 10 to 18. To help us offset the cost of the convention, we will be holding a silent auction during the convention week. We are looking for donations of products and services we can utilize for our first ever auction. Please keep in mind that we will have participants from all over the United States and other countries, so tangible gifts, or services which can be redeemed within a large region would be most appreciated. Further more, the retail value of your donation is tax deductible. One of our committee members will be in touch with you within this week, so we can discuss the best way for your company or organization to be the most valuable partner possible in assisting us to bring greater awareness of people who are blind in the LGBT community and also to bring greater equality for people who are part of the LGBT community within blindness organizations like ACB.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting project to assist us
our organization in organizing the only gathering of its type in the world involving people who are blind or visually impaired and part of the LGBT community. We will recognize your donation through our various social media outlets and on our website. Recognition will also be given on our list of donated auction items in our conference program which will be the on- site guide to the Convention provided to all attendees. For further information please contact Richard Marion by email firstname.lastname@example.org.