#GivingTuesday: Donate to Help Visually-impaired People in Cuba
Make a donation today to purchase items for the visually-impaired in Cuba!
Sisters and brothers, in recent years in the United States, a new tradition has arisen, “Giving Tuesday.” It is timed for late November, and is a day in which social justice and non-profit organizations ask for support – financial contributions – for their work or for solidarity projects, before year’s end.
You can help today for Giving Tuesday!
The Cuba-Venezuela Solidarity Committee is dedicating our “Giving Tuesday” appeal to express solidarity with visually-impaired people in Cuba, and to help overcome the devastating effects of the U.S. blockade.
Help us purchase large quantities of aids, specifically, walking canes for the blind and “talking alarm clocks” in the Spanish language, so that people who cannot see can know the time of day and have an alarm that they can set themselves, as well as other items.
As the director of public relations of Cuba’s National Association for Blind People (ANCI) has told us, “The canes will always be well received since there is a decline in the ability to acquire them from abroad because of the cost.” They are asking for walking canes, talking clocks in the Spanish language, talking thermometers and blood pressure apparatuses, as well as guitar strings for blind musicians. Carlos Abel of the Cultural, Education and Public Relations Department of ANCI says, “We very much appreciate the interest that you show us in wanting to help.”
All the donations we receive for Giving Tuesday will be used to purchase these essential items. They are to be delivered in late December by a special delegation of the Cuba-Venezuela Solidarity Committee traveling to Cuba from December 29 to January 9. This is a collective act of solidarity from all who donate. We are asking everyone to donate $25 for this worthy cause; of course we welcome donations of all amounts.
After you donate, if you wish to have your name added to a public donors’ list, write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
From all of us in the Cuba-Venezuela Solidarity Committee (a project of the ANSWER Coalition)