Ways to Give

Note: Contributions to the 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 Massachusetts (NFBMA) are also tax deductible. The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization. We are a 100% volunteer-based membership organization working to improve the lives of blind people in Massachusetts. We thank you for your willingness to support our great work!

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General Contributions

The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts operates on a 100% volunteer basis. ALL of your donation goes toward supporting our programs for

  • State scholarships
  • 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 Massachusetts and mailing it to:

National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts
ATTN: Kobena Bonney, Treasurer
117 Trenton Street, Unit 2
Melrose, MA 02176

Click here to donate using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

Matching Gifts

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 NFBMA President Shara Winton at 617-600-8130 or sharawinton@gmail.com or NFBMA Treasurer Kobena Bonney at 617-777-2534 or treasurer@nfbma.org.

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 ($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 (PDF), visit www.nfb.org/pac, or dial 1-877-632-2722 to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, please contact the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind 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. 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 Massachusetts 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, or visit www.nfb.org/get-involved/ways-give/planned-giving.

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 https://www.nfb.org/get-involved/ways-give/vehicle-donations.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422 or pchang@nfb.org.