We are committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way. In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills. Our multidisciplinary team of experts utilizes leading-edge technology and adaptive devices to help our students who are visually impaired keep pace in the sighted world. As a model program, the Center impacts communities globally through presentations, conferences, and research grants, as well as a full suite of publications for families and professionals. In all, more than 750,000 copies of our publications have been distributed in 75 countries and translated into 17 languages.
Throughout our long history, a dedicated community of friends and supporters has sustained our vital work. We neither seek nor receive government assistance and are not a United Way Agency. Rather, the Center’s funding reflects the generosity of private donors and the trust of foundations and corporations, which allows us to provide these life-changing services at no cost to our students and families.
How You Can Help
LIGHT THE WAY CIRCLE: Our Light the Way Circle is a group of dedicated donors who provide consistent financial support to our core programs year after year. Light the Way Circle members are our most loyal and passionate donors and are recognized as such in our publications, at events and special receptions.
With an annual commitment of $1,000 or more, you become a member of the Light the Way Circle. Your sustained commitment serves as an inspiration to others in the community, demonstrates broad support by foundation and corporate funders, and lays the foundation for another 80 years of service.
One of the easiest ways to join our Light the Way Circle is with monthly giving. Consider donating, and select under Donation Frequency, select “Monthly.” Or, you can provide us with your credit card information and we will set up automatic payments for you over the phone. Please call 323.664.2153.
Planned gifts have helped sustain the Blind Children’s Center for more than 80 years. By remembering the Center in your estate plan, you help build the early educational foundation for future generations of children who are blind or visually impaired. Please contact Director of Development and Communications, Scott Kassel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 323.664.2153, ext. 2330 to find out how you can transform lives for the next 80 years.
To include the Center in your estate plan, please use our legal title, “The Blind Childrens Center, Inc.” Fed ID# 95-1656369