It is estimated that close to 93,000 individuals in the Sacramento region1 are facing vision loss and numbers will continue to grow as baby boomers age. After someone hears that all avenues have been exhausted to correct or improve their vision, it can be an overwhelming adjustment. Society for the Blind is here as a beacon of hope and partner in the journey through this adjustment. As the only teaching center of low vision and blindness skills in the region, we take this role very seriously.
Your Support Paves the Path to Independence
Our work as a nonprofit community benefit organization to provide vocational training and independent living skills to empower individuals who are blind or low vision, is only possible through the generosity of corporate and individual donors like you.
We rely on the generosity of our donors to help provide our services to those in our community who need it most at low or no cost. Your investment in Society for the Blind allows individuals to define their own path to independence rather than be defined by their vision loss.
Lives Changed in 2013
- Assisted 5,728 individuals throughout the Sacramento region
- Increased independence for 499 older adults through our Senior IMPACT Project, in-home services, daytime and overnight retreats, support groups, and community integration
- 139 new students building their blindness skills and returning to work received 18,913 hours of blindness skills instruction
- 365 patients received Low Vision Evaluations and training on visual aides
- 7,144 door-to-door rides to low-income students in need of accessing our classes
- 104 outreach events to provide eye health information and resources to our community
- 62 youth participated in our Youth Programs provided in partnership with Junior Blind of America
- 470 volunteers provided 16,930 hours of service
- Assistance to hundreds of individuals who call Society for the Blind in need of information about and access to additional community resources
Join us and the many organizations and individuals in Sacramento who believe as we do in the potential of people with vision loss and blindness to live life to the fullest – at home, in school, on the job, and in the community.
How Your Gifts Are Used
We take our responsibility to our donors and partners seriously. 84 cents of every dollar you donate to Society for the Blind goes to providing programs and services. We will ensure that your investment in Society for the Blind goes to the people who need us most, empowering those in our community who are blind or low vision to maintain and enrich their independent lifestyles.
1 Based on Prevent Blindness study: Vision Problems in the US, Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Disease in America, in our nine county primary service area of Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, El Dorado, Amador, Solano, and San Joaquin.