American  Council  of the  Blind

The American Council of the Blind of Minnesota (ACBM) began in the early 1970's, as the "Gopher State Blind Association." The name was changed to the American Council of the Blind of Minnesota in the early 1980's, when the organization became formally affiliated with the American Council of the Blind (ACB).

The American Council of the Blind of Minnesota is an organization that looks to the future, while recognizing the lessons taught by the past. Please join ACBM in making a better future for all blind Minnesotans.

ACBM is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like to donate, it will be tax deductible.

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ACBM Mailbox: ACBM
PO Box 7341
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Save the Date!

ACBM Coffee Gathering - 2nd Saturday of the month Quarterly Meeting - 4th Saturday of January, April, July and October
ACBM Winter Blues Party - February 28th, 2015 from 5-8 pm

Beat the Winter Blues Party on February 28, 2015

Are you tired of the cold and snow? Are you longing for spring?

New this year - come join ACBM for a great meal at Fat Lorenzo's,
311 84th Street West,
in Bloomington on Saturday, February 15th
5:00 - 8:00 P. M.

Your meal cost is $20.00 and tip is included in all meals.
Meal Choices:

  1. Rigatoni with meatballs
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Chicken al Fredo

All meals are served with salad, bread, gelato and water, coffee, tea and soda. Alcohol is available separately.

Please feel free to bring door prizes. Reservations must be made no later than Friday, February 20th to Mike Hally at or at 651-485-3204. If you must cancel, please do so by February 26th at noon.

Hope to see all of you for a night of food, fun and good friends!


The Winter 2015 Memo is now available online ...


ACBM Coffee Gathering - 2nd Saturday of the month

The ACBM Coffee Gathering will be held from 10-12 a.m. at
Panera Bread
809 Nicollet Avenue


To help ACBM even more, use Good Search at as your search engine. It will ask you to enter your charity; use American Council of the Blind of Minnesota.

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