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Support CVI on Georgia Gives Day

GA Gives Day logoThe 2015 Georgia Gives Day will take place tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th. Georgia Gives Day is sponsored by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and allows the local community to pick a nonprofit to support and help them raise as much money as possible within a 24-hour period.

Last year, CVI raised over $8,000. This year, we want to raise at least $5,000 and hopefully, a lot more! But we need your help to reach our goal. CVI has once again been selected to participate in the SunTrust Foundation Financial Wellness Challenge on Georgia Gives Day. We are one of 50 organizations across the state competing for an incentive grant ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. We need to raise at least $2,500 in order to be eligible for the match.

A $10, $25, $50 or $100 gift will help us continue our work in the community. So what does that donation actually look like, you might ask? Here is a breakdown of how your gift, no matter how big or small, can help someone with vision loss.

  • A $10 gift could purchase big number measuring cups and spoons for CVI’s teaching kitchen.
  • A $20 gift could supply the STARS after school program with 20/20 pens for students to complete their homework.
  • A $30 gift could help someone who is blind to tell time with a talking watch.
  • A $35 gift could provide someone who is blind with a white cane.
  • A $50 gift could help a senior read mail, pay bills and manage prescriptions using a 3.5x illuminated handheld magnifier.
  • A $100 gift could send a high school student to the STARS annual spring retreat.
  • A $100 gift could introduce elementary school students with vision loss to wildlife during a field trip to a nature center.
  • A $150 gift could teach a person with diabetes and vision loss to use a talking blood-glucose meter.

Picture of the BEGIN kids holding up a sign saying donate to CVIYou can donate anytime, but tomorrow is the BIG DAY. Please help us spread the word to your family, friends and colleagues. Ask them to support and give to CVI on Thursday, November 12th.

To make a donation, visit

You can even become a personal fundraiser and advocate for us. Visit and click BECOME A FUNDRAISER. Determine how much you want to raise on our behalf and share with your friends through social media.

Remember, you can donate anytime, but tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Thank you in advance for your support of CVI on Georgia Gives Day 2015!