See what a difference your support makes by watching our supporter video.

Please remember that the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois Gladly accepts contributions to help us carry on the work of Changing What it Means to be Blind.

We are a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. Your gift is tax-deductible. If you wish to help us in our campaign to attain and protect Security, Equality, and Opportunity for all blind persons in Illinois, the United States, and the world.

Donate by Check

Patti Gregory Chang, Treasurer
National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
6919 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60656

Please make checks payable to “National Federation of the Blind of Illinois” or “NFBI”.

Donate via PayPal

Vehicle Donations

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

If you have any questions, please contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or

Matching Funds

To all our members, family and friends, please consider checking with your employer to discuss the possibility of matching funds. Through the matching fund program, your contribution will be matched by your employer. Please discuss this opportunity with your Human Resources and/or your Payroll Department. If you need additional information, please contact Denise Avant, affiliate President, at or 773-991-8050, or Pattie Chang, affiliate Tresurer, at or 773-307-6440.

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 Illinois 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

PAC Plan

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 and there is no limit.

The PAC Plan helps with:

Please download the PAC Plan form to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, contact IL PAC Plan coordinator Denise Avant at 773-991-8050 or

Please watch the below PAC Plan video for additional details on the PAC Plan.

Thrivent’s Choice Dollars donations can help NFB

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial and eligible to direct Choice Dollars? With Thrivent Choice, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Choice Dollars funds can make a world of difference to the NFB. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Simply go to Thrivent Choice to learn more and find program terms and conditions, or contact Nathan Beattie, Financial Associate, at 515-276-1527, extension 228, or

Thank You

Thank you from the blind of Illinois! We sincerely thank you for your support.