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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

Society for the Blind provides services to more than 5,000 youth, adults, and seniors throughout our region each year who are blind or low vision. As a nonprofit community benefit organization, this important work is certainly only possible through the generosity of your support.
Your gift can make a difference!

Gifts of cash, stock, bonds, mutual funds, property or Life Insurance as a one-time, monthly or annual gift are greatly appreciated. We also welcome legacy gifts and program naming opportunities at various levels. Consider making your tax-deductible gift today.

For more information on how you can make a difference in the life of someone who is blind or experiencing vision loss, please contact our Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org.

Donate By Mail

Resource Development Department
Society for the Blind
1238 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Other Giving Opportunities

Become a Monthly Supporter

Becoming a monthly giving member of Society for the Blind is a powerful way you can support our mission and transform lives.

By committing to a monthly gift, you will be providing ongoing support that will ensure the students and patients who most need our services will have access to the tools, training and mentorship to complete their journey of independence. Ongoing support allows us to hire expert instructors and to purchase the latest technology to help blind individuals learn skills, confidence and independence.

Please make your monthly donation online today!

Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

Give a memorial gift or one honoring a special friend, for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to show your gratitude, and help those in our community who are blind or low vision at the same time.

Society for the Blind is honored to partner with family, friends, and co-workers in honoring or memorializing a loved one. When we receive your gift, we will send a thoughtful letter to the individual being honored or the family of the deceased acknowledging you and providing contact information. Society for the Blind never discloses the amount of the gift.

Gift of Appreciation (Tribute Gift)

If you or a family member would like to recognize someone – a mentor, employee, or volunteer – who played a special role in your journey at Society for the Blind, you can make a donation in his or her honor.

The honoree will receive a card informing him or her of your thoughtful gift without reference to the amount. Your gift will pay tribute to a special person while also ensuring that tomorrow’s students will continue to receive resources and services from our expert and caring team.

Workplace/Employee Giving

Support Society for the Blind by making charitable contributions through payroll deduction.

Or, consider making Society for the Blind the beneficiary of your company or organizations next event. Employees of your company or members of your organization can join together and design a fundraising event or an ongoing workplace campaign. Let us know how we can help, contact our Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org.

Company Matching Gifts

Many employers will match, double or even triple employee donations. You can make an even greater impact with your gift by taking advantage of your company’s matching gift benefit. Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses and retirees but most procedures are simple:

  • Simply request a Gift Matching Form from your Human Resources Department.
  • Complete and submit your portion of the form to Society for the Blind along with your gift. Please mail to:
    Resource Development Department
    Society for the Blind
    1238 S Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
  • Society for the Blind will verify your donation and return the completed form to your company.
  • Your company issues a matching gift contribution to Society for the Blind!

United Way – Agency #3233

United Way logoWe are proud to be a certified United Way partner agency. If your workplace supports local charities through United Way employee payroll deductions, you can designate Society for the Blind for your non-profit support. Our agency number is 3233.

S.H.A.R.E.S. Card

S.H.A.R.E.S. CardWhen you use a S.H.A.R.E.S. card to shop at Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx and S-Mart, up to 3% of your purchases will be donated to Society for the Blind. The S.H.A.R.E.S. card is FREE. Contact our Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org to request yours today!

Donate a Car, Truck, Boat or RV

Do you have a used car you’ve been thinking about selling? Consider donating it to Society for the Blind and help provide more programs and services! Your donation is easy, convenient, and completely tax deductible. Just call the Car Donation Program at 1-800-240-0160 to arrange your vehicle donation.

Use GoodSearch.com

Raise money for Society for the Blind by simply doing the things you do everyday online! When you search the internet, shop, dine, play games and more with DailyGood by GoodSearch.com, you can designate Society as your cause of choice.
For more information and to get started, please visit GoodSearch.com.

Leave a Visionary Legacy

Donate for the vision of tomorrow. Give a lasting gift by including Society for the Blind in your will, trust, IRA/401k, Insurance, annuity or other estate plan.

Include Society for the Blind in your will by using this simple language:

“I give $_____ (or ___% of my estate) to Society for the Blind, a California nonprofit corporation, federal tax ID #94-1384666, for its general uses and purposes. Society for the Blind is currently located at 1238 S Street, Sacramento, CA.”

If you have already named Society for the Blind in your will or trust, please share this wonderful news with us. We would like the opportunity to thank you and ensure that your wishes are fulfilled!

If you are interested in learning more about giving options through planned gifts, please contact our Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org or call (916) 889-7509.

Learn more about planned giving

Planned (or Estate) gifts provide the critical fuel which secures our future, provides expanded opportunities and allows our vital work to flourish in the future. Your goodwill is the fuel that has enabled Society for the Blind to provide life-altering programs. By including Society for the Blind in your financial planning, you can provide a legacy that will help ensure our mission to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship.

Planned giving is a vehicle for donors of all levels to leave a legacy of support larger than what your current assets and needs might allow. There are a number of effective and creative ways to include Society for the Blind in your estate plan, providing a strong future for Society for the Blind while accomplishing your income needs in the present.

Here are a few possibilities

Life Insurance
You can name Society for the Blind as a full or partial beneficiary on a life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
You might consider turning securities or real estate into an income stream that pays you now, and becomes a gift to Society for the Blind later. For example, you can place a house or rental property into a Charitable Remainder Trust. Once it’s sold, you’ll receive income every year, and at the end of your life, the remaining principal becomes your legacy gift to Society for the Blind. You may speak with an estate attorney to learn more.

Retirement Plans (IRA, 401(k), pension, etc.)
You can name Society for the Blind as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. It’s a simple process, and a valuable bequest vehicle, affecting the tax rate paid. You may speak with an estate attorney to learn more.

Your gift can also be a tribute gift, honoring a family member or friend forever. Society for the Blind hopes you will remember us when making your plans. If you have already named Society for the Blind in your will or trust, we would be honored to know about your planned gift.

Please call (916) 452-8271 and ask to speak with the Development Director. This would allow us to honor your intentions and motivate others to support our future as well.

Invite Society for the Blind to Speak at Your Company

The more people know about the resources available at Society for the Blind, the better for the clients we serve. If you would like to learn more about Society for the Blind and help us build awareness, please invite us to your next office meeting or event. Contact us today.

Host A Fundraiser

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Blinded by Laughter


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Hair in the Wind

You can host your own fundraising event to raise awareness about blindness and low vision and help support the resources that empower our students to continue living independently.

If you are interested in planning and hosting a fundraising event, please contact the Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org.

Wish List

Help us direct resources where they are needed most by donating in-kind gifts of supplies or items from our Wish List. We use these items in our classes on a daily basis and they are crucial to the success of our students in reaching their goal of attaining independent living skills. Gift cards to stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, grocery stores or gas cards can also help us defray costs.

You may drop off donations at our office at 1238 S Street, Sacramento. Please contact the Resource Development Department at donate@societyfortheblind.org to coordinate your donation.

Download our Wish List »

Corporate Giving – Become a Visionary Partner

Your business or company can show it’s compassion for our mission by becoming a Visionary Partner. Through corporate grants, event sponsorship, donations and in-kind services, your partnership helps to remove barriers and build independence.

Please help us in supporting and thanking our generous business partners who make a difference in the lives of those in our community who are blind or low vision!

Give With Confidence

For all gifts made online, you will receive a receipt of your donation via email. It is our policy that all donations are non-refundable.

Confidentiality is very important to us, both for the individuals we serve and for our donors. Society for the Blind will never rent, sell or share your information.

Society for the Blind is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #94-1384666

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