by Jean Mann
Three two one. What in the world am I talking about? Three two one (321) is the number of donors we hope to have enrolled in the Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) Program by the end of this summer’s ACB conference and convention in Rochester, N.Y.
By now, most of you are familiar with the MMS Program. But in case you’re new to ACB, or haven’t read the “Forum” in awhile and seen our articles, here’s a quick review of what the program is and how it works.
Every month, the amount of money you designate (a minimum of $10) is either charged to your credit card or withdrawn from your checking account as a tax-deductible donation in support of ACB. One hundred percent of your contribution may be given to ACB, or you can request that up to 50 percent of what you donate go to an affiliate of your choice. If you’d like to contribute to more than one affiliate, you can do that also. Sign up as many times as you like. Each time you do, up to half of the amount you donate will go to ACB and the other half will go to the affiliate you choose. If you’re already contributing through MMS, we sincerely thank you for what you have given so far. And even if you yourself are not a member of ACB, you can still join the program. We very much appreciate your support.
There are several ways for you to join the program. You can visit www.acb.org, tab to the Donate Now button, and then tab to the MMS program. Or you can call the ACB office in Minneapolis at (612) 332-3242, and they’ll help you fill out the necessary forms to get you started. If you’re coming to this year’s convention in Rochester, look for the MMS table in the exhibit hall or the Marketplace after exhibits close. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and sign you up. And, if you sign up during convention week or increase your monthly donation by at least $5, your name will be entered in a daily drawing for over $50 in gift cards.
As has become a tradition, everyone who joins the MMS Program or raises their monthly donation by at least $5 any time between the end of the 2018 conference and convention and the end of the 2019 conference and convention, which ends on July 11, will be eligible to win one of two great prizes: an Amazon Echo or a Toshiba 43-inch Integrated TV.
So whether you’re coming to Rochester or not, please help us reach our three two one goal. We hope we’ll see you in July, but if not, we hope we’ll hear from you soon!