Kansas City Chapter

Last Update 7-8-17

We are blind people who believe that blindness does not hold us back from living the lives we want. We welcome you to come and join us. Acquaint yourself with our chapter, and our work on behalf of Kansas City's blind.

Meeting Information

The Kansas City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri holds monthly meetings, generally on the third Saturday of each month. However, since there are occasional changes in the date and location, make sure to read our News & Announcements section below for timely updates. You can also call our chapter information line at (816) 505-5520.

Meeting Time: 2-4 p.m.

Meeting Date: Third Saturday of every month.

Location: Westport Branch, Kansas City Public Library

118 Westport Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64111

News & Announcements

  • Our next chapter meeting will be held on July 29 from 2-4p.m. at the Westport Library.
  • Members of the Kansas City Chapter of the NFB of Missouri are participating in the National Fitness Challenge sponsored by the United States Association of Blind Athletes and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem Foundation. Starting on Sunday June 25 from 2-3 p.m., we will be having weekly meet-ups at various Kansas City parks to increase our step counts, and to have fun and socialize. Please come and join us to learn more about how the blind live physically fit and healthy lifestyles. For more information contact Jeff Giffen at jeff.giffen@yahoo.com.
  • We will be having a car wash fundraiser at the ACE Hardware on 103rd Street on August 12 and August 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Join us for our annual Walk for Independence on September 9. To sponsor this event please call (816) 505-5520.

Board Members

The following members will serve on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri as of January 2017:

Ruby Polk, President rubypolk0@sbcglobal.net

Daniel Garcia, First Vice President dangarcia3@hotmail.com

Jeff Giffen, Second Vice President jeff.giffen@yahoo.com

Ben Blagg, Secretary cbblagg@gmail.com

Jeff Wright, Treasurer Jgwright95@gmail.com

Sarita Cann, Board Member

Willa Patterson, Board Member jpmo@internetspeech.com

Shelia Wright, Immediate Past President sbwright95@gmail.com

Contact Us

For more information about Blindness or activities of the National Federation of the Blind, and our chapter please feel free to call our chapter information line: (816) 505-5520