The National Federation of the Blind of PA operates on a 100% volunteer basis. ALL of your donation goes toward supporting our programs for
- State scholarship program
- Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy
- Education and outreach to the community
- Blind children and youth
- Newly blinded individuals and their family members
- Senior blind
- Blind Veterans
- and so much more
You can support the work of the organization by making your tax-deductible check out to NFB of PA and mailing it to:
National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
If you prefer paying via credit/debit card or with a personal PayPal account, please visit our Online Donations page.
Many employers support their employees’ charity donations by matching a portion of the funds an employee donates. Through these programs, your NFBP members, family members, co-workers and neighbors can inquire with the human resources department where employed. Donors can double their gifts to support your efforts to transform the lives of blind students, seniors , support state scholarships, and to assist with our educational and outreach programs in Pennsylvania. We are asking all who receive this information whether their employers offer gift matching programs. If they don’t know, please inquire with their human resources department. If you need additional information, please contact NFBP President Lynn Heitz at 215-988-0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or NFBP Treasurer James Antonacci at 215-659-4359 or email@example.com.
Thrivent’s Choice Dollars donations can help NFB
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial and eligible to direct Choice Dollars? With Thrivent Choice, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Choice Dollars funds can make a world of difference to the NFB. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Simply go to Thrivent Choice to learn more and find program terms and conditions, or contact Nathan Beattie, Financial Associate, at 515-276-1527, extension 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan is a national program where individuals or organizations can pre-approve a certain amount of funds to be transferred from their bank account into the National Federation of the Blind’s general account. The minimum amount is $5 ($0.17 a day) a month and there is no limit.
The PAC Plan helps with:
- Distributing free literature
- Funding the Free White Cane program
- Funding the Free Slate and Stylus program
- Funding legal battles
- Assisting national scholarship programs
- Funding the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy program
- Funding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs
- Providing free web hosting for state affiliates through NFBNet
Please download the PAC Plan form to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, contact the PAC Plan Coordinator for PA, Brian Mackey at 610-750-6765 or email@example.com, or the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch the PAC Plan video for additional details on the PAC Plan.
Leaving A Legacy
Dream Makers Circle
You can help build a future of opportunity for the blind by becoming a member of our Dream Makers Circle. It is easier than you think. You can visit your bank and convert an account to a P.O.D. (payable on death) bank account which is payable after your passing to the National Federation of the blind or one of our affiliates. Your legacy gift to the National Federation of the Blind or the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania can be made in the form of a will or living trust, an income generating gift, or by naming us as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, IRA, pension, or a life insurance policy. You can designate a specific amount, a percentage, or list NFB as one of several beneficiaries. For additional information, please contact Patti Chang at (410) 659-9314, extension 2422 or at email@example.com.
Amazon Smile Program
The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania (NFBP) is a 501(C)3 charitable organization that works year-round to improve the lives of blind people in the state of Pennsylvania. The NFBP encourages Braille reading for blind children, helps blind teens gain the skills to live independently, and empowers blind people of all ages to live the lives they want.
Through Amazon Smile you can contribute to the NFBP each time you make an Amazon purchase. When you shop on Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate .5 percent of your purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice. The NFB of Pennsylvania is registered as an Amazon Smile charity.
Amazon Smile operates exactly like the standard Amazon site. You can sign in with the username and password you have always used, and you can apply your Amazon gift certificates.
It’s easy to create an account on Amazon Smile. This is all you have to do.
- Go to www.amazon.com/smile
- Enter or click on Your Account.
- On the Your Account page, go to Change Your Charity.
- Go to Edit and type National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania in the edit field.
- Enter or click on the Select button. A popup will appear and announce that you have selected the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania as your designated charity. Hit Dismiss and start shopping!
- You will see a notice that you are supporting the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania every time you shop at www.amazon.com/smile.
Half of one percent doesn’t sound like much, but lots of small amounts add up to big earnings. Think of all the money that you and your family spend on Amazon over the course of a year. Use Amazon Smile whenever you buy gifts, books, music, or household items, and each purchase will support the NFBP and its programs. Help us spread the word by encouraging your friends, relatives, and colleagues to sign up for Amazon Smile as well.
Thank you from the blind of Pennsylvania!
The National Federation of the Blind has teamed up with GreenDrop to collect donations of clothing and household items. People living in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC, and Virginia can donate unwanted items through drop-off locations or by calling for a pick-up from their home or business. The funds raised from this program go to the National Federation of the Blind general fund to support programs for blind STEM students, veterans, and seniors, as well as the ongoing efforts to improve equality for the blind.
Please mark all bags and or boxes with NFB in order for the NFB to receive credit for the donations. The entire listing of accepted items can be found on the GreenDrop website, www.nfbpickup.org. GreenDrop accepts new or gently used items including:
- Clothing & Shoes
- Household Items
- Small Appliances
- Sporting Goods
- Books, CDs & Videos
- Small Furniture
To schedule a pickup, dial 1-888-944-DROP (3767) or visit www.nfbpickup.org. If you have any questions, you can contact the NFB GreenDrop coordinator Bridget Burke at 410-659-9314 x2271 or GreenDrop@nfb.org.
You can drop off your GreenDrop donations at one of the following locations:
298 Pennell Rd
Aston, PA 19014
Home Depot Parking Lot
700 Reed Road
Broomall, PA 19008
Whitemarsh Shopping Center
48 East Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
4151 East Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
222 North Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341
163 Franklin Mills Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Located in the former Brewster’s
102 Lancaster Ave.
Malvern, PA 19355
401 East Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
606 Montgomery Ave
Narberth, PA 19072
3101 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
226 W. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
256 Schuylkill Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
2300 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
810 W. Chester Pike
West Goshen, PA 19382
433 Egypt Rd.
Norristown, PA 19403
318 York Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
The National Federation of the Blind uses car donations to improve the education of blind children, distribute free white canes, help veterans, and so much more. We have partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call toll-free (855) 659-9314, and a representative can make arrangements, or you can donate online by visiting www.nfb.org/vehicledonations.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax Deductible Contributions
Contributions to the GreenDrop program, Vehicle Donation program, and the Pre Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan are tax deductible. All checks received as contributions to the NFBP are also tax deductible.