Benefit Concert for Talented Blind Students

Blind students apply and study at MIT. They move around a very large campus and live their own lives. They are a great example of tenacity, perseverance, and hope.

It is much more difficult for blind students in other countries to follow their dream of pursuing an education. They are already brave and talented for choosing to complete a degree. We take responsibility and are pleased to help them in whatever way we can.

In 2009, the MIT Russian Club decided to support MN Adamov Fund for Blind. This agency, awarded with the Bay State Council of the Blind's Outstanding Service Award, buys canes and voice recorders for blind students and collects donated used laptops helping already more than 700 blind and visually impaired individuals from pre-school to graduate students and professionals.

A simple and inexpensive cane broadens the world of blind student in the same way that getting behind the wheel of a car does for sighted people. A voice recorder allows a blind student the freedom to record lectures. Your old laptop will be fully refurbished by the Office for Informational Services & Technology at MIT (MIT IS&T) and then sent to one of cities and towns in Russia.

The MIT Russian Club organized its first Benefit Concert for Talented Blind Students in April, 2010. We are working on our next concert, which will take place on May 1, 2011. Please join our effort to extend our fundraising campaign.

Please contact us if you would like to donate a used laptop.

If you would like to make a financial contribution
please make a check payable to "MIT Russian Club #2721179,"
put "Fundraising for Talented Blind Students" in the memo field and mail the check to

MIT Russian Club
84 Massachusetts Avenue, W20-549
Cambridge, MA 02139