Thank You for Helping Families See What is Possible!

89 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, like Jian Shen (pictured right).

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Thank You for Helping Families See What is Possible!

89 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.

Hong & Jian Shen's Story

Jian Shen (left) smiles while sitting next to his mother (right), also smiling.My son, Jian Shen, and I, have been coming to VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB) for three years. Jian Shen is totally blind and autistic. English is his second language. During our first summer, he worked with a gentle and experienced bilingual (Chinese and English) staff member (Flora). She accompanied him and provided support during programs and activities, and provided in-home vision rehabilitation services after the summer.

VISIONS has been very considerate of his additional needs from the beginning. Each year, Jian Shen became more cooperative with staff and now can answer simple questions about his needs. For Jian Shen, VISIONS opened a window for him to see that there are many children out there who are just like him, making strides forward every day. He is not alone.

For me, VISIONS is not just a place that provides services, but a place that supports parents and families. VISIONS also offers a platform for parents of special needs children to directly exchange experiences and share resources. At VCB, parents can share feelings and difficulties, and receive cheers and praise from other parents who understand and care for each other.

As a parent with a special needs child, it is my greatest wish for Jian Shen to live a dignified life. Fortunately, non-profit organizations like VISIONS work closely with families like mine to help us reach that goal. Donations from benevolent people will help support VCB and provide much-needed resources and infrastructure for other families, so that their children can look forward to the future, just like mine.

Thank you,

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Hong Guo (Jian Shen's Mother).

Your Support Will...

$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 new mobility cane for safe and easy navigation

$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 Us?

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All of the services we offer are free of charge thanks to government & foundation grants, and private donations

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89¢ of every dollar is spent on programs, with only 11¢ spent on administration and fundraising

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We offer services in 16 languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese dialects, Russian, and American Sign Language (ASL)

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VISIONS Workforce Program remains #1 in helping blind/visually impaired people to secure employment

Other Ways to Donate

  • Mail a Check to:
    VISIONS
    500 Greenwich Street
    Suite 302

    New York, NY 10013 
  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Gifts of Appreciated Stock
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions
  • Include VISIONS in your will*

*If you would like to consider naming VISIONS in your will, or making a testamentary gift, simply 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

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