Donate Today to See What is Possible!

Your support helps professionals with visual impairments, like Rebecca, reach their career goals! Watch her story below:

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

$100

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

$500

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

$50

Provide a participant with a talking glucometer for accessible diabetes management

$250

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

$25

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

Why Support VISIONS

All of the services we offer are free of charge

thanks to government & foundation grants, and private donations

87¢ of every dollar is spent on programs

with only 13¢ spent on administration and fundraising

We offer services in 16 languages

including English, Spanish, Chinese dialects, Russian, and American Sign Language (ASL)

VISIONS Workforce Program remains #1 in New York State

in helping blind/visually impaired people to get jobs, 7 years running!

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

You may also mail your check to:

VISIONS/Services for the Blind
500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10013

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.

Other Ways to Support VISIONS

Join a Borough Advisory Board

Grouped by borough, members of VISIONS Advisory Boards help promote the issues important to the agency, represent VISIONS at community events, assist in raising funds to support the free services we provide, and help solicit new contributors for our annual fundraising events.

To learn more, e-mail
agordon@visionsvcb.org

Volunteer at Our Older Adult Center

Volunteers may assist participants with reading mail, and other types of written materials, escorting them in the community for shopping and appointments, and helping in a variety of programs (i.e. Arts & crafts, knitting, ceramics, and technology training).

To learn more, e-mail
lsenior@visionsvcb.org

Help Jobseekers Gain Work Skills

There are many ways to help make a difference in the lives of jobseekers with visual impairments, including hosting an intern at your company, serving as a mentor, helping to facilitate a training for our participants, or hiring one of our qualified job seekers.

To learn more, e-mail
hemeka@visionsvcb.org

Graphic: VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Logo

Our Vision is for Everyone to See what is Possible