|New Hampshire Association for the Blind
To advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired
Thanks for Caring.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind relies on private support to help meet its mission to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Your support, no matter how large or small will go a long way to help your family members, friends and neighbors remain independent when challenged by a visual impairment or blindness.
There are a number of ways you can support the important work of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. You may choose to make a gift to the Annual Fund, a gift in tribute or memory of a loved one, a gift for a special project or program or you can give through charitable gift planning such as a bequest, gift of real estate or a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity. You can also now make a donation online.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is a 501 (c) (3) institution and your gift is tax deductible. We place the highest priority on protecting the privacy of our donors. Please review our Donor Privacy Statement.
There are a number of ways you can contribute:
Outright gifts of cash to the Association’s Annual Fund are the most popular type of gift, and are tax-deductible. These gifts can be made on line by using a credit card or you can mail a check to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind at 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Partners in Sight is a special giving program for donors who wish to make monthly donations to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to spread out their giving throughout the year. You have the choice of making payments by check or online. If you would like more information about becoming a member call Jane Roy at 224-4039, ext. 326 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make your check payable to New Hampshire Association for the Blind. To make a gift using your credit card, please visit our on-line donation page.
Become a Partner in Sight
You can make a difference for people in your community.
Every seven seconds someone loses their vision. Many need help to come to terms with their loss and learn to live independently again.
As a Partner in Sight, you can make a difference.
For as little as $10 per month you can help. A monthly gift will ensure people who are blind or visually impaired have access to vision rehabilitation services provided by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. This help will offer the skills, build the confidence and broaden the opportunities for a full life. Please help to make a difference and sign up now in the New Hampshire Association for the Blind's Partners in Sight monthly giving program.
Why give monthly?
More of your support goes to the people who need it. Unlike single gifts, monthly gifts only need to be set up one time. That saves on processing costs and bank charges, which means a larger portion of your support goes directly to delivering services to NH residents with vision loss.
Join the Partners in Sight program today. Or if you'd prefer, you can also call us toll-free at 1-800-464-3475, x327 and Shelley Proulx, VP for Development will be happy to set you up as a Partner in Sight.
If you have investments that have grown in value since you first acquired them, then you may be able to take advantage of the income tax charitable deduction.
You will be entitled to a tax deduction for the full market value of your gift (Fair Market Value), as long as you have owned your investment for more than one year.
Your gift of securities is valued on the date it reaches our stock account if transferred electronically by your broker or, if mailed, on the date the envelope is postmarked.
If you are having securities transferred by your broker, please notify our office so we can arrange for acceptance of your gift into our stock account.
Contact the administrator of you mutual fund to make arrangements for a charitable gift to be made from your account.
By law, gifts of $250.00 must be acknowledged by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. You should retain your receipt as proof of your contribution.
You can pay tribute to a loved one or memorialize a friend or family member by making a gift to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. Your donation can be made online by using a credit card or by calling Jane Roy at 224-4039, ext. 326 to process your credit card over the phone. You can also send a check to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301. Families receive acknowledgements of all memorial gifts. Remember, large or small, your gift is important and will help New Hampshire’s blind and visually impaired.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind provides specialized programs and services for approximately 2,000 individuals annually. From school-aged children to working-age adults, to senior citizens living with macular degeneration, we offer a number of programs to help clients live full, independent lives, despite their vision loss. You can help by making a gift to support these important programs. You may direct your gift to support client transportation, low vision services, orientation and mobility, assistive technology or volunteer services. Contact Shelley Proulx at 224-4039, ext. 327 or email@example.com for more information about how you can help.
“I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or severely visually impaired.” “It is a great joy to me, knowing that the work of the Association will continue long after my volunteer days.” – Persis Gow, Volunteer & McGreal Society Member
Making a charitable gift is a great way to thank the New Hampshire Association for the Blind for making New Hampshire a better place to live. The Association has touched the lives of so many, leaving a lasting impact upon thousands of blind and visually impaired individuals and their families over the last 98 years.
You too can make a difference in the lives that follow by making a contribution from your estate through a bequest or other planned gift such as a life income gift, a gift of life insurance or other retirement assets or gifts of real estate.
If you would like more information about charitable gift planning please click on the links above or contact Shelley Proulx, VP for Development at 224-4039, ext. 327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many people have included the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in their estate plan, either through a Will, Trust, Life Insurance Policy, IRA, etc. or made a life income gift, like a Charitable Gift Annuity.
By making a charitable planned gift to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, you can become a member of the McGreal Society. The McGreal Society was named for William and Elizabeth Yates McGreal who each had a long history of service to the Association.
Your will or estate plan can designate gifts of cash, real property or retirement plan assets to be made in one of several ways:
Gifts that Return an Income for Life
How to Name the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in the Will or Trust
The following is suggested for language for including us in a legal document, such as your Will or Trust:
"The New Hampshire Association for the Blind, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and with its principal business address as 25 Walker Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301."
Gifts of Life Insurance, IRAs and Other Retirement Assets
Just as you should periodically review your Will and Estate Plan, you should also periodically review the beneficiary designations on any life insurance, IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan you own (or over which you have a power of appointment given to you by someone else).
You may even consider gifting an "obsolete" insurance policy by naming the Association as the owner. You will be entitled to an income tax deduction that is usually equivalent to the paid up value or replacement value of the policy.
Simply contact the administrator of your plan and ask for a Change of Beneficiary form. You may even be able to find one on their Web site. Go Back
Giving Real Estate, whether undeveloped, residential or commercial, provides you with another method to make a tax-advantaged gift. If your real estate has grown in value, it may be a perfect asset to fund a charitable remainder trust. It is possible to continue the use of your home or property during your lifetime, while receiving the benefit of an immediate charitable tax deduction. Go Back
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