Note: 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 National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) are also tax deductible.
The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa operates on a 100% volunteer basis. ALL of your donation goes toward supporting our programs for
- Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning (BELL) Academy
- State scholarships
- Education and outreach to our communities
- Newly blinded individuals and their family members
- Older adults losing vision
- Blind Veterans
- and so much more...
You can support the work of the organization by making your tax-deductible check out to NFB of Iowa and mailing it to:
Scott Van Gorp, President
P.O. Box 93071
Des Moines, Iowa 50393
If you prefer paying via credit/debit card or with a personal PayPal account, please visit our Online Donations page.
Many employers support their employees’ charity donations by matching a portion of the funds an employee donates. Check with the human resources office of the company for details. If you need additional information, please contact NFB of Iowa President Scott Van Gorp at 515-720-5282 or firstname.lastname@example.org or NFB of Iowa Treasurer David Hammel at 515-822-4236 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or dial 1-877-632-2722 to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, contact Chelsea Van Gorp, PAC Plan coordinator for Iowa, at 601-618-5170 or email@example.com. You can also contact the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Iowa 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 email@example.com, or visit www.nfb.org/get-involved/ways-give/planned-giving.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.