by Kathy Brockman
So much has changed since Jean Mann wrote her MMS article for the May Forum. MMS will be virtually part of the conference and convention, along with other programs and fundraisers. No table next to the Mini Mall this year! There will be many opportunities during the week to hear about the Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) program, ask questions and leave your contact information to sign up or increase your contribution. There are more economic challenges, yet there are opportunities to donate since most of us won’t have food, hotel or travel expenses to cover this year.
Monthly contributions of at least $10 can be deducted from a checking account or covered by a credit card. There are no payments to mail or checks to write. Up to one-half of the donation can be designated for an affiliate of your choice each quarter.
Daily drawings for up to $100 in gift cards will again be offered. After forms are completed and the first payment is processed, the member’s name will be entered in the grand prize drawing. We hope the 3-2-1 promotion we started last year (321 donors) increases ACB member participation; we have a ways to go to get there, but we’re confident we can make it this year. When you leave contact information during the convention, a committee member will contact you to complete the process.
Listening or participating in this year’s conference and convention will be a different experience for all of us. Yet it will be a good learning opportunity. Watch for messages on ACB Radio and email lists prior to the convention. Forms are available online, or contact the Minneapolis office at (612) 332-3242 or toll-free 1-800-866-3242 to sign up. Thank you for supporting our organization and the great work ACB continues to do.