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CNIB Giving Tuesday Phone Drive

December 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

CNIB Foundation Alberta to host first community Phone-Raiser
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the CNIB Foundation will host a phone drive in the Calgary office to support Phone It Forward; a national initiative that provides the life-changing tool of a smartphone to CNIB clients who are blind. All eligible smartphones of the iPhone 5 or Android equivalent or higher will receive a tax receipt.
Residents and businesses in Calgary who have gently used smartphones can donate them on site this Giving Tuesday.
Why: Smartphones are critical tools that revolutionize the daily lives of those with sight loss. The unemployment rate for people who are blind is 3x the national average; access to these devices is limited without support.
When: Tuesday, December 3rd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: CNIB Calgary, #10 – 11A St NE
Media Contact:
Leanna Smashnuk
Specialist, Phone It Forward
Office: 403-266-8831 ext. 6246
Mobile: 403-389-8943
Email: leanna.smashnuk@cnib.ca
Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.
We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://phoneitforward.ca/about.html
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