Ways to Give

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There are many ways you can support the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Every donation you make makes a difference in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. Please consider any of the following ways that you can support us. Thank you!

Give Monthly

 

 

Investments

Gifts of appreciated stock

If you wish to donate stocks or bonds electronically, please provide your financial institution with the following information. You may also call
David Brown at (617) 732-0241 for more information.

Bequests

Bequests are used to support special initiatives and to build our endowment. Bequests make it possible for MABVI to invest in new programs, create innovative solutions to emerging problems, and sustain current services.

Thank you for supporting our mission and our future.

To make a bequest to MAB Community Services, please include the following language in your will:

I give, devise, and bequeath to MAB Community Services the sum of _____________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways to make a bequest:

  1. Specific Bequest: You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to MAB Community Services.
  2. Residual Bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount — the residual — will be transferred to MAB Community Serivces.
  3. Contingent Bequest: You can ask that MAB Community Services receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name MAB Community Services as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to MAB Community Services.

Please consult with your own tax, legal, or financial planning advisor for more information.

Planned Giving

There are many options for planned giving. Often, a donor makes a major gift to a charity under an arrangement that not only provides a tax deduction but also a continuing source of income for the donor. At the end of the donor’s life, the charity receives the remainder of the gift.

Your financial advisor can provide you with advice and detailed information about these instruments. If you would like to discuss a planned giving opportunity with MAB, please contact our Development Office at 617-972-9100 or advancement@mabcommunity.org

Thank you for considering MAB as you plan for the future.

Memorial Gifts

You can celebrate an important occasion or remember a friend or family member by making a gift to MAB Community Services. We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the individual or family. Please use our online gift form or mail your check made out to MAB Community Services to:

Development Office
MAB Community Services
200 Ivy St
Brookline, MA 02446

Please include the name of the person being honored, information about the occasion or memorial, and the name and address of the person who should receive an acknowledgement of the gift.

Car Donations

Donate your car, boat, or other vehicle and receive a tax deduction while supporting MABVI’s programs for individuals with disabilities. We will arrange for your vehicle to be picked up and sold. MABVI will receive the proceeds of the sale and you will be eligible for a tax deduction for the sale.

For more information visit http://www.donationline.com/donateacar.htm

Or contact Barbara Sciannameo at (508) 854-0700 or (888) 613-2777 (MA only) or barbaras@mabcommunity.org

Give by Mail or Phone
If you would prefer to give by mail, send your check to:

Development Office
MAB Community Services
200 Ivy St
Brookline, MA 02446

To make a gift over the phone using a credit card, please call 617-972-9100.

Matching Gifts
Some companies offer double or even triple donations of their employees with matching gifts.  Please check with your company and submit a matching gift application for your contribution.

Facebook Fundraisers

We depend on our community, and fundraising through Facebook can be a good way to leverage your network for a cause that’s important to you. Find out more Here

Online Shopping

Amazon Smile logoYou can support MABVI and our parent organization, MAB Community Services, just by shopping at Amazon.

Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in to your account. Then choose MAB Community Services as your charity and start shopping! A portion of what you spend will be donated to our programs!

 

You can also Contribute to MAB through your local United Way or CFC campaign.

MAB Community Services is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MAB’s tax id is 04-2109859.

How you can help

We're here thanks to the dedication of our volunteers and all those who generously donate to us.