Holidays in September

by Carla Ruschival

It’s time to begin planning ACB’s fourth annual holiday auction, coming up in early December on ACB Radio.
The 2014 holiday auction was a huge success. Packed with holiday treats and great gift ideas, the auction raised over $11,000 for ACB Radio, up from $5,000 in 2013.
The ACB Radio staff and holiday auction committee are once again teaming up to bring you a wonderful shopping experience and the perfect opportunity to support ACB Radio! But we need your help now in order to make the 2015 auction a success.
Individuals, chapters and affiliates, and businesses are invited to contribute items to the holiday auction. Some examples of popular items include candy, cookies and other holiday treats; jewelry; sports memorabilia; handcrafted items; unusual musical items; gift certificates; and holiday gift items.
All items donated to the holiday auction will be displayed on our auction preview pages, available by mid-November, and all donors will be acknowledged both on the web site and on ACB Radio during the auction. Donors and winning bidders will also be spotlighted in “The ACB Braille Forum” in early 2016.
Let us know that you plan to contribute item(s) to the auction by Oct. 1. Share a description of each item with us so we can begin creating information for the preview page. Then send all items, except homemade goodies, to our Minneapolis office by Nov. 1 so that we may take photos and post them to our preview pages.
For more information on donating items to the ACB Radio holiday auction, contact Carla Ruschival, chair, at (502) 897-1472 or, or Brian Charlson, vice chair, at (617) 926-9198 or
Thanks in advance for your generous help and support for ACB Radio.