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DOUA – Disabled Online Users Association

Posted by Connie on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 10:37 am and is filed under Advocacy, Blogging Community, DisABILITY Advocate, News.
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If there’s a way for me to promote my favorite non-profit, DOUA I do it. I search the internet high and low for places to spread the word about this fine organization. For example on this post I was able to share information on DOUA. When I read about the latest Blog Battle Royale held by Izea I knew this was a great opportunity to not only support the Disabled Online Users Association but a chance to raise some very needed funds too.

My post on DOUA led to new members joining as students. That’s another goal of mine – to inform people who need the services of this non-profit. I also have a link to it on my blogrolls here and on my other blog. One of my goals for this blog is to be an advocate for people with disABILITIES. Providing this resource fits in perfectly with my blog’s theme.

DOUA is an organization for people with any type of disABILITY. It is totally free. The goal is to teach people to use the internet to earn money, especially by selling on eBay. I’ve been fortunate enough to find it at a time when I was at my lowest, feeling like I had lost my ability to do anything worthwhile. I was told I could no longer work and I was almost homebound.

The Disabled Online Users Association gave me the tools I needed to sell items on eBay and to gain back my self-confidence. In their training center I got support and made friends. I am now a mentor at DOUA. I am able to help others who are starting out. I also attempt to find volunteers and sponsors. So being a part of my first Blog Battle Royale can accomplish many things.

To make the mission of DOUA easy to understand, here’s a quote from Marjie Smith, Founder and Executive Director, “Our goal at DOUA is to help the differently-abled become self-sufficient and independent. If you’re disabled and would like to start your own online business, we can help.”

DOUA - Disabled Online Users Association

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5 comments

  1. Awesome Connie! Thank you for being a shining example of helping others to help themselves.

    comment by DOUA — February 22, 2008 @ 12:17 pm
  2. So proud of you…and the DOUA, Connie! Thanks for this blog!

    comment by Cindy / Bombay Bongo — February 23, 2008 @ 2:05 pm
  3. This is terrific of you Connie! So proud of you and DOUA! Great post!

    Shirley’s last blog post..Random Act Of Kindness

    comment by Shirley — February 23, 2008 @ 4:30 pm
  4. Bless your heart, Connie! I’m also proud of you and the DOUA, also. Keep up the good work!

    comment by Vicki — February 23, 2008 @ 9:07 pm
  5. Great job getting the word out about DOUA!
    DOUA has helped me and so many others like me to be able to earn money on my own. Bless you for making people aware of this wonderful organization!

    comment by Cynthia/chsenoia — March 13, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

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