- General Contributions
- Matching Funds
- Thrivent’s Choice Dollars donations can help NFB
- PAC Plan
- Leaving A Legacy
- Amazon Smile Program
- Vehicle Donations
- Tax Deductible Contributions
The National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia operates on a 100% volunteer basis. ALL of your donation goes toward supporting our programs for
- State scholarship program
- 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 West Virginia and mailing it to:
Marcus Soulsby, President
5309 Venable Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
Click here if you wish to donate by using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.
Many employers support their employees’ charity donations by matching a portion of the funds an employee donates. Through these programs, your NFBWV 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 West Virginia. 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 NFBWV President Marcus Soulsby at 304-206-4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or NFBWV Treasurer Bruce Higgs at 301-707-9140 or email@example.com.
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 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 visit www.nfb.org/pac, send an email to email@example.com, or dial 1-877-632-2722 to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, please contact NFBWV PAC Plan Coordinator Marcus Soulsby at 304-206-4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or email@example.com.
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 West Virginia 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nfb.org/get-involved/ways-give/planned-giving.
Amazon Smile Program
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon.com. It lets patrons shop for products and donate to their favorite charitable organization. Amazon.com donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations, like the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia(NFBWV), selected by its customers. To have your Amazon Smile purchases go to the NFBWV, please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-6019542. To learn more about the Amazon Smile program, please visit www.smile.amazon.com.
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 NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or email@example.com.
Tax Deductible Contributions
Contributions to the Vehicle Donation program, the Pre Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan, and Amazon Smile are tax deductible. All checks received as contributions to the NFBWV are also tax deductible.