Photo of a VISIONS instructor helping a participant roll a ball at the gym at VISIONS Center on Blindness.

Thank You for Helping Families See What is Possible

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization. 87 cents of every dollar is spent on providing free programs, training, and support for individuals with visual impairments in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, and New Jersey.

When you make a donation by filling out the form below, you will be helping to provide free information and training to individuals and their families with visual impairments. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Your Support Will...

$5,000

Provide 45 days of room and board to an 18-21 year old participant with a visual impairment at VISIONS Vocational Rehabilitation Center (VRC).

The Residential Employment Readiness Program at the VRC prepares participants to work and live independently through a combination of certificate programs and vision rehabilitation training.

Program graduates have secured positions as HVAC technicians, nursing assistants, web developers, and recently, auto mechanics!

$1,000

Provide an adult participant with adaptive technology to succeed at work

$500

Provide 70 meals to older adults with visual impairments battling food insecurity

$250

Help a young adult navigate safely in their community with mobility lessons

$100

Provide a participant with a talking labeler to help them identify items in their home

$50

Provide a participant with a talking glucometer for accessible diabetes management

$25

Provide a participant with a large print alarm clock or a talking watch

Prefer to Mail in Your Donation?

Download and mail in our donation form to:

VISIONS
500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10013-1354

Other Ways to Donate

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are private funds that encompass contributions of cash, and non-cash assets like stocks, mutual funds shares, bonds, and private stock. DAFs allow donors to maintain significant control over the placement and distribution of charitable gifts, while taking advantage of tax benefits (up to 60% of adjusted gross income).

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Gifts of Appreciated Stock may include stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. Benefits include an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock (as long as you have held them for more than a year), and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are tax-free transfers from your IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) made directly to qualified charities, like VISIONS. These donations can satisfy all or part of your IRA’s required minimum distribution, while not counting against your taxable income once deposited. You can donate up to $100,000 each year as of 2021.

Include VISIONS in Your Will

To name VISIONS in your will, or make a testamentary gift, share the following information with your lawyer:

  • Legal Name: VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Tax ID: 13-1624210
  • Address: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
    New York, NY 10013

If you have questions or would like more information on making a donation, please e-mail Natalia S. Young, Chief Operating Officer at nsyoung@visionsvcb.org

Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donation Disclaimers:

A copy of our most recent financial statement is available by e-mailing info@visionsvcb.org or by visiting the NYS Attorney General's Charities Bureau's website (http://www.charitiesnys.com). To learn more about charities, call (212) 416-8686.

VISIONS values your donations and encourages you to donate through our secure webpage, directly from your donor advised fund or bank account, mail us a check or call to make a credit card donation. VISIONS does not solicit donations door to door or use donation canisters. Please call 212-219-4072 if you want to make a donation, have any questions or suspect someone is soliciting donations improperly, to speak with Natalia S. Young, VISIONS Chief Operating Officer or email nsyoung@visionsvcb.org

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Our Vision is for Everyone to See what is Possible