Contribution Opportunities

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General Contributions

The National Federation of the Blind of DE 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 DE and mailing it to:

National Federation of the Blind of Delaware
Ellen Sullivan, Treasurer
617 Amberly Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind of Delaware general account, our scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don’t have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.





Matching Funds

Many employers support their employees’ charity donations by matching a portion of the funds an employee donates. Through these programs, your NFBNJ 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 Delaware. 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 NFBDE President Kat Bottner at 302-528-2621 or kat.bottner@gmail.com, or NFBDE Treasurer Ellen Sullivan at 302-658-2268 or ems553@comcast.net.

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 nathan.beattie@thrivent.com.

PAC Plan

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 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
  • Fund 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 DE PAC Plan coordinator Kathryn Bottner at 302-528-2621 or kat.bottner@gmail.com. You can also direct questions to Bilinda Hooks in the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or accounting@nfb.org.

Please watch the below 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. Your legacy gift to the National Federation of the Blind or the National Federation of the Blind of Delaware 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 pchang@nfb.org.

GreenDrop

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
  • Kitchenware
  • Games/Toys
  • Small Appliances
  • Electronics
  • 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 DE GreenDrop coordinator Verita Turner at 302-734-7419. You can also direct your questions to the NFB GreenDrop coordinator Bridget Burke at 410-659-9314 x2271 or GreenDrop@nfb.org.

GreenDrop locations

You can drop off your GreenDrop donations at one of the following locations:

Wilmington

2308 Concord Pike
Wilmington,DE 19803

Vehicle Donations

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 DE Vehicle Donations coordinator Verita Turner at 302-734-7419. You can also contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or pchang@nfb.org.

Kustom Cane’s “You Cane Give” Program

Wondering what to do with your old cane or tips: “You Cane Give” allows you to help us give your used cane to a person far away who needs it! We are in need of canes in all sizes. We have contacts in Peru, Nigeria, and South Africa wishing for a cane of their own. Please contact us at 901-483-1515 or at kustomcane@gmail.com for more information. Put a cane in a hand and empower a blind person today.

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 NFBDE are also tax deductible.