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How to Help

Your donation today can make a difference in the life of a blind or visually impaired individual.

Here are just a few ways that your donation can help:

Programs

The Blind Community Center provides programs and classes year round that help enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals. Independent craft making, participating in our choir or self-defense classes, and playing games like cribbage, are just some of the programs the Blind Community Center offers. Your donation can help improve existing programs and create new programs that can make a difference and offer new opportunities.

Accessible Technology

Computers, smartphones, tablets, and more are new technologies that the blind and visually impaired can utilize to assist in leading a normal, active life. Often the specialized nature of accessible software and hardware creates a financial barrier to accessing these important tools. Even the everyday task of checking your email can be nearly impossible for a blind individual without some form of accessibility technology. These technologies offer a way for the blind and visually impaired to communicate with family and friends, complete assignments for schooling, and develop skills necessary for jobs. Your donation can help the Blind Community Center to purchase these accessible technologies and make them available to the blind and visually impaired.

Transportation

Mobility as a blind and visually impaired individual can be a challenge. To participate in our programs, many of our members use public transportation. To attend one program, this could mean a two hour bus ride, an expensive cab fare, several transfers on the trolley system, or just not attending. The Blind Community Center strives to provide transportation to and from our programs, but limited availability often means members cannot participate. Your donation can help expand our transportation network and allow the blind and visually to participate in our programs.

Our Facility

The Blind Community Center operates a beautiful three-story building located in Balboa Park. The building allows us to host our many programs, and includes a full size kitchen, a large auditorium, a computer lab, and a crafts room. We rely on the dedicated service of our volunteers to maintain, clean, organize, and operate our facility, but the building still requires paid maintenance and upkeep from time to time. Your donation can help ensure that the building is able to operate in a clean, safe manner, and we can remain open to the community.

How You Can Donate:

If you want to make a difference today, you can mail a check for any amount made out to the Blind Community Center of San Diego. Your donation should be mailed to 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103. If you live in San Diego, or happen to be in the area, you can drop off a donation in person during our normal business hours, Monday РFriday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am to Noon.

The Blind Community Center of San Diego is recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your donation is tax deductible.

 

Remember, you can make a difference.