Note: Contributions to the GreenDrop program, Vehicle Donation program, and the Pre Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan are tax deductible. All checks received as donations to the National Federation of the Blind of Delaware (NFBDE) are also tax deductible.
- General Contributions
- PayPal Donations
- Matching Gifts
- Thrivent’s Choice Dollars donations can help NFB
- PAC Plan
- Leaving A Legacy
- Vehicle Donations
- Kustom Cane’s “You Cane Give” Program
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 scholarships
- Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy
- Education and outreach to our communities
- Newly blinded individuals and their family members
- Older adults losing vision
- 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
James Steele, Treasurer
29 E. Balbach Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720
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. Check with the human resources office of the company for details. If you need additional information, please contact NFBDE President Kat Bottner at 302-528-2621 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or NFBDE Treasurer James Steele at 610-202-1521 or email@example.com.
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 a month ($0.17 a day) 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 Delaware PAC Plan coordinator Gordon Saltar at 302-229 or email@example.com. You can also direct questions to 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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.gogreendrop.com/nfb. 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.gogreendrop.com/nfb. If you have any questions, you can contact the Delaware GreenDrop coordinator Verita Turner at 302-734-7419 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also direct your questions to the NFB GreenDrop coordinator Bridget Burke at 410-659-9314 x2271 or GreenDrop@nfb.org.
Home Cleanout Program
GreenDrop is now servicing apartment complexes and condos. What they will do is put a good size blue plastic box in the lobby, community room, or club house. This way the people who live there can access it any time by putting their gently used items in the box, via bag, or cardboard box. NFB must be written on all bags and boxes. You must check with your landlord or management to be sure this is allowed. During November 2019 they were just starting to work on a sensor to let them know when the box was full. When full, GreenDrop will come & put the plastic box in the truck and replace it with another empty one. How easy can it get for the donators?! If anyone is interested in having a GreenDrop box at their apartment complexx or condos, please let Verita Turner know at 302-734-7419 or email@example.com and she will gladly inform the correct person who can get it done.
You can drop off your GreenDrop donations at one of the following locations:
2308 Concord Pike
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 Delaware Vehicle Donations coordinator Gary Warren at 302-344-1390 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Put a cane in a hand and empower a blind person today.