Talking Information Center (TIC), the non-profit reading service broadcasting 24-hours a day to thousands of visually impaired and otherwise print impaired listeners throughout the state, has partnered with Panera Bread bakery-café of Pembroke, MA to hold a fundraising event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Help TIC reach their goal of raising $500 which will support TIC’s bi-monthly Low Vision Support Group meetings, by dining at Panera Bread, 152 Church Street, Pembroke, MA 02359, on February 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. Panera will donate 20 percent of the sales from this fundraising event to TIC.
Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase when you show the Panera Fundraising Flyer (a printed or electronic version) to the cashier when you place your order. If you are ordering online, you can support TIC with your purchase by entering the online code (from the flyer) during checkout.
View the Panera Fundraising Flyer for TIC, which is posted on TIC’s website page: https://ticnetwork.org
For more information about TIC, visit ticnetwork.org.
The Hub of the Massachusetts Reading Network
Based in Marshfield, MA, TIC is a proud member of the International Association of Audible Information Services (IAAIS), and is the hub of the Massachusetts Reading Network, broadcasting to all of Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire and Connecticut. The non-profit reading service operates with the help of more than 500 volunteers statewide, broadcasting newspapers, magazines, books, special consumer information, medical and stock market updates, jobs, sports, supermarket specials, voting guides, community newspapers, and television programs. TIC also offers cultural programming such as old-time radio drama, theater, and poetry. TIC’s newest programming includes the Radio and Podcast Players and Veterans Voice.
TIC programming may be accessed several ways: via live audio stream at http://www.ticnetwork.org; by utilizing a specially tuned radio receiver; through AudioNow by calling 712-832-7025 from a home or cell phone; or by smartphone app. Listeners with smartphones may download the free TIC app by typing “Talking Information Center” in Apple or in the Google Play store for Android devices.
In 1977, Ed Perry, the founder of radio station WATD-FM in Marshfield, MA, donated his Subsidiary Carrier Authorization signal for use as the first radio reading service in New England. Operating similarly to other broadcast networks, TIC has affiliates throughout the state of Massachusetts that provide inserts of local news and information that is of interest to listeners in their area. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs oversees TIC, which is located at 130 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050. For more information visit www.ticnetwork.org or call (781) 834-4400.