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 is continuing to partner with Vehicles for Charity on a vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax deduction on the donor’s federal income tax return, and the NFB receives an average of $360 for each donated vehicle. We need your help for this program to succeed. You can visit the Vehicle Donation Material webpage where you will find ideas on how to share this program with potential donors. Remember, our main job is to let the public know about this vehicle donation program. To help with this mission, you will find flyers, mail inserts, and press releases that can be printed to share with businesses and local media, and you can order materials to be shipped to you. You can also add HTML or a link to the national office donation page to your state and local chapter websites. Ideas on how to use these materials are included on the website. If you have any questions, please contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422 or Your Old Car Keys Can Be Keys To Literacy For The Blind. Donate your unwanted vehicle to us by clicking: or call 855-659-9314.

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

Help build a future full of opportunity for the blind by becoming a member of the Dream Makers Circle. Your legacy gift to the National Federation of the Blind can be made in the form of a will or a living trust, an income-generating gift, or by naming the NFB as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. You can also become a member of the Dream Makers Circle by making a legacy gift to your state affiliate. By committing to support an NFB affiliate, your gift will benefit both local and national programs, since all bequests made to affiliates are split evenly with the NFB national treasury. In addition to having the satisfaction of contributing to the future success of the NFB’s mission, Dream Makers Circle members also receive a specially designed thank you gift and other benefits. For additional information, please contact the NFB Jernigan Institute by email at or by telephone at 410-659-9314 x2371. You can also visit the NFB’s Planned Giving page 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:

  • 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
  • Providing free web hosting for state affiliates through NFBNet

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.

Thank You

We sincerely thank you for your support.


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