ATTENTION, LITERACY SUPPORTERS:
PMD COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

WHAT     Collate and check
         print-braille books for children

WHEN     Tuesday, April 30 
         6:00* PM to 9:00 PM
        *Optional: Arrive at 5:30 to share pizza & soda for $8pp.

WHERE    National Braille Press, Boston
         Two blocks behind Symphony Hall

WHY      THUNDER CAKE by Patricia Polacco is a
         warm, reassuring story of how a grandmother
         helps her visiting granddaughter overcome
         her fear of thunderstorms by having her collect
         ingredients for baking a cake from her farm 
         during an impending thunderstorm.

         This is the May selection for
         the Children's Braille Book Club in
         contracted braille for ages 4-8.
         These special print-Braille books enable
         sighted and blind parents and children
         to enjoy reading together, an important
         part of building literacy, even among pre-
         school-age children. 

         Volunteers age 12+ welcome. Volunteers will 
         carefully collate printed paper and 
         braille-embossed plastic pages while walking
         around tables, then carefully check their work,
         learn how Braille is produced, and may receive an
         optional tour to see how braille is
         produced at the National Braille Press.

         This project requires repetitive hand motions,
         good fine motor skills, and careful attention
         to detail and, like all PMD projects, participation
         for the entire project time span.

HOW      To participate, sign up yourself by 4/23 at
         http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd043013
         Incomplete submissions cannot be honored.

         After you sign up successfully, you will see a
         confirmation screen but NOT receive an email 
         confirmation message. Then the week before the
         project, PMD will email PDFs with specific
         information, including directions to the
         project site by public transit and by car,
         temporary parking permits to the first six
         people who request (and receive) parking when
         registering online, checklist on how to prepare,
         what to expect, map, and a waiver.

         PMD policy requires individuals only sign up themselves
         (and may not sign up or reserve spaces for others).

WHO     People Making a Difference (PMD) is a nonprofit
        organization that promotes informed and
        responsible volunteerism by involving
        individuals in meaningful, hands-on work
        that meets local needs and by assisting
        companies in building successful community
        involvement programs that:
      * Produce appreciable results while
        conserving recipients' limited resources,
      * Educate volunteers about broader issues,
      * Bring people together to make a difference.

"Each of us is a potential teacher and a potential role model.
Young people are constantly watching to see if we do indeed
practice what we preach."  --Margot Stern Strom

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PO Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112
781-963-0373 
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