Media Advisory - Impact of Postal Disruption on Canada's Charities

CNIB Available to Discuss Local Implications

TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - The looming postal strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers poses a significant financial threat to Canada's charities, including CNIB, which provides direct services to Canadians who are blind and partially sighted.

Like most charities, CNIB relies heavily on Canada Post for its donation programs and for delivery of vital services, such as products that enhance independent living and reading material in accessible formats from the CNIB library.

CNIB spokespeople across the country are available to discuss the impact of the postal disruption on the charitable sector in general, the impact of a strike on CNIB's services and how the charity is reaching out to clients and donors.

About CNIB
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To make a donation or learn more, visit www.cnib.ca or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642.

SOURCE CNIB

For further information:

For more information, or to schedule an interview with a CNIB representative, please contact:

Melita Vega
Manager, Marketing & Communications
CNIB
416-486-2500 (ext. 7715)
Melita.vega@cnib.ca


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