Change Lives with Your Gift
The Carroll Center for the Blind provides over 5,000 services a year to people of ALL ages and ALL stages of vision loss. No matter how you choose to show your support it has a direct impact on our clients. A list of common ways to give back are below. If you have any questions or have another way to give back you would like to discuss, please contact Angela Haynes, Director of Development at 617-969-6200 x213.
In order to provide programming for people of all ages and all stages of vision loss, The Carroll Center for the Blind relies on support from individuals, corporations, small businesses, and public and private foundations. Your support of the rehabilitative work we do will make a world of difference.
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
Many companies will provide a cash match for employee donations of money or volunteer time. Please check with your company or through the matching gift search at Double the Donations to learn more about your company policy. If you have questions or need help completing the paperwork, please contact the Development Team.
Legacy Giving, Estate, and Charitable Gift Planning
Deciding to give back to The Carroll Center for the Blind through your will or estate plans will make a significant impact for those of all ages and stages of vision loss in the future. We accept a variety of types of planned gifts. You can include The Carroll Center for the Blind in your estate plan — through a Will, Trust, Life Insurance Policy, IRA, etc. — or make a life income gift, such as a Charitable Gift Annuity. Information on these common gift types are below. If you have already named Carroll Center in your estate plan, please let us know so that we can properly thank you and enroll you in the Carroll Legacy Society. To let us know, or if you have questions about additional gift types, please reach out to Angela Haynes, Director of Development 617-969-6200 x213.
Include the Carroll Center in Your Will
Including The Carroll Center for the Blind in your will is a wonderful way to provide for future generations of blind and visually impaired children, adults, and seniors. This lasting gift provides The Carroll Center with hope for the future and enables you to satisfy your personal and financial goals.
To include The Carroll Center for the Blind in your will, simply ask your attorney or financial planner to include the following language in your will: “I bequeath $______ or ____% of my estate to The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458 to be used where it is needed most.”
One method of supporting The Carroll Center for the Blind is to give the gift of appreciated investments such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. You can choose to take tax advantages by donating these assets to The Carroll Center for the Blind. To learn more, please contact Angela Haynes, Director of Development 617-969-6200 x213.
Memorials and Tributes
Honoring a loved one is a wonderful way to give back. When someone you love has a birthday or passes on, you can designate gifts to be made in their honor. Donors will be sent a thank you letter and you will be notified of the gifts. If you plan on honoring someone, please notify the Development Office with the name of the person being honored or memorialized and the contact information for who you would like to be notified of the gifts. You can send this information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling Molly Shepherd at 617-969-6200 x246, or by mailing a note to The Carroll Center for the Blind Attn; Development 770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458.
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns
Show the world how much you care by sharing your cause with your networks.
Facebook: Today, everyone is on Facebook. Setting up fundraisers is quick and easy. Maybe you want to start a campaign for your birthday. Just visit Facebook’s Fundraisers page, click ‘Raise Money’ and search for The Carroll Center for the Blind. We told you it was easy!
Crowdrise, GoFundMe, etc.: These fundraising sites can be used for general fundraisers. If you have a fundraising idea but are unsure of how to execute it, please reach out to email@example.com, and one of our team members can help and support you through the process.
Grants and Foundations
A large percentage of our funding comes from grants through private, family, and corporate foundations. This support is critical for our programming and we fully appreciate any opportunity to apply. If you want to nominate us for a grant through your employer or foundation and have questions for us, we are happy to assist. Please reach out to Beth Duffy, Grants & Foundations Specialist at 617-969-6200 x236.
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Walk for INDEPENDENCE
The 8th Annual Walk for INDEPENDENCE has gone virtual this year and the Carroll Center for the Blind needs your help now more than ever! Throughout the month of June, join friends, family and the community for a virtual walk–you can pick your own route, who you do it with, and what time you start. Then, on Sunday, June 28th starting at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, we’ll celebrate during a live virtual Walk for INDEPENDENCE event. Come help transform lives! You can help today by forming a team, becoming a sponsor, or providing in-kind support. Click here to learn more on our Walk for INDEPENDENCE page.
Third Party Fundraiser
Consider hosting your own fundraising event in your community to help us empower blind and visually impaired persons for years to come.
Volunteers play a crucial role at Carroll Center for the Blind. We welcome volunteers who would like to work directly with clients as well as those who prefer to help with administrative work. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, agree to a CORI check, and attend an orientation session before participating in Carroll Center activities.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact, Dina Rosenbaum, via email.