Hands together with palms up resting on a wooden table hold a handwritten note that says thank you.

As we near Thanksgiving, many of us will reflect on the things we are grateful for. The Center for the Visually Impaired is thankful for YOU, our supporters, who have contributed to our mission of empowering people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity. With your help, CVI can provide the services and support that people who are blind or visually impaired need.

The holiday season surely begins with Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving that falls on November 30. With that in mind, we thought it would be nice to hear from some of our donors about what inspires them to give to CVI.

Bill C. –

“CVI was very important in my life…it kept my life going. Any gift is money well spent in that it is used to greatly improve the lives of the people who come to CVI for help.”

Mary E. –

“I am visually impaired myself, with advanced macular degeneration in both eyes…I donate each year because I want to help others who are facing a similar situation.”   

CVI Donor –

“CVI helped my sister years ago when she became legally blind…My husband and I will always be grateful for the good that CVI has done….We both hope that our contributions will assist CVI in their efforts to provide people who are blind with the tools and skills they need to live more fully and independently.”

Learning to adapt to vision loss is a difficult and frustrating journey. Even as people work to overcome natural feelings of loss and anxiety, they must relearn how to do the simple things they’ve taken for granted their entire lives. This Giving Tuesday, you can support them as they regain hope and independence.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, a gift to CVI can make double the impact. A generous donor will match donations with a gift of $50,000 once we reach our $50,000 goal.

Please consider making a gift today and help us reach the goal by sharing this with your friends and family.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Chag Sameach this Hanukkah season!

To learn more about CVI and the services we provide click here, or to make a gift, click this link.