Annual Giving

Picture of BEGIN staff member dancing with studentDid you know that only approximately 1/3 of CVI’s program funding comes from the government? That means 2/3 of the services provided at CVI are funded by private sources and donations from friends like you.

By making an annual gift, you can help ensure that everyone in need – from newborns to great-grandparents – receives the education, support and tools they need to live their lives with independence and dignity.

Here are the ways that you can make your gift:

  • Online: You can donate safely and securely at donate_now/.
  • By mail: Send a check (payable to CVI) to Center for the Visually Impaired, Development Department, 739 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.
  • By phone: Call the Development Department at 404-602-4279.

Here’s how your gift could help:

$50 could… Help a senior read mail, pay bills and manage prescriptions using a 3.5x illuminated handheld magnifier.

$100 could… Send a high school student to the STARS annual spring retreat.

$250 could… Provide four hours of education and counseling to help manage diabetes with vision loss.

$500 could… Purchase a new iPad for use in the BEGIN classroom, synced with Braille writers and readers.

$1000 could… Expand employment opportunities for an adult through 15 hours of accessible computer instruction.