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Don't holiday shop online until you read this!

When you shop this holiday season, consider using Amazon Smile, or iGive to leverage gifts to Voicecorps from the stores/items you buy online!

iGive LogoThis link takes you to the iGive website and selects Voicecorps as the charity you leverage gifts to, when you shop online.  This costs you, the shopper, nothing.  Would you pass this link along to your family and ask them to use iGive to help us read aloud for Ohio’s population of blind residents and others whose disability prevents them from using print?  Thank you!

www.iGive.com/VoiceCorps

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Another shopping tool is using Amazon's "Smile" program. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and follow the prompts. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Voicecorps every time you shop Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Voicecorps!

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Voicecorps to receive donations before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation! AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to Voicecorps or about the AmazonSmile program.

You'll be helping us to read aloud all year long for eligible people in more than 40 Counties of Ohio, from Toledo to columbus to Athens and Cambridge.  Thank you, and stay safe this holiday season!

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Our response to COVID-19 is to continue reading current print news for people who have a disability preventing them from using print. No other organization is delivering daily newspapers, current shopping flyers, and hundreds of publications to the homes of as many people as Voicecorps does every day.  This year, on #GivingTuesday, we are asking you to help us make it possible for blind and visually impaired residents of more than 40 Ohio counties to be just as informed as their sighted and unimpaired neighbors.

Image of fundraiser link on the Voicecorps Facebook page. Text reads: Go to Voicecorps on Facebook and scroll down until you find the Create a Fundraiser link. Then click Raise Money and follow the prompts.

You can help by timing your gift with the campaign, as we're hoping to find a matching gift for gifts online on Giving Tuesday, December 1st.  If you use Facebook, you can create a fundraiser for Voicecorps. Start on our Facebook page and click the link on the lower left.  Facebook fundraising should run from November 24th through December 1st.

If you use Instagram, you can share our posts (and like them) to help spread the word that we're here to serve.

 

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - updated November 16, 2020

Voicecorps has been fulfilling its role as an essential service, delivering access to print news and information for Ohio's population of blind, legally blind, visually impaired and others who have a disability which prevents them from using print.  We know how important it is to have access to current information during normal times - and during this health crisis we feel tremendous urgency to keep that flow of information alive and well.

Volunteers are the core of our ability to deliver service.  To maintain service and to keep these dedicated men and women safe, we're transitioning from in-studio readings by volunteers, to at-home recordings and live readings via telephone and internet.  There is no doubt that some loss of audio quality will occur under these less than ideal circumstances.  Some regularly scheduled readings may not be provided in order to bring our audience the most up-to-date news and information or to accomodate the need for the safety of our staff and volunteers.

We do ask that when you are supporting charities responding to the COVID pandemic, that you remember Voicecorps Reading Service and it's vital role delivering news and information to a vulnerable audience.  At this time, the safest way to donate is online - here on our webpage.

Last but not least, we want to continue adding new, eligible listeners to the audience.  If you know someone who has difficulty or finds reading print impossible, consider referring them to Voicecorps.  Ask them to phone us at 614-274-7650.  We'll find the best way to connect them to our transmissions on radio, TV-SAP, Cable, and the web.  Thank you for staying home, staying safe, and for being a supporter of Voicecorps.