LOCAL DONORS MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE!

“The breadth of the offerings gave my mother the ability to keep trying new things, while integrating with the community and gaining new skills.”
—Jim M., Braille Institute Donor

You don’t need to have a visual impairment to want to help people with sight loss. With the help of our many donors, Braille Institute Santa Barbara continues to provide free programs and services for people of all ages living with vision loss.

Since our founding in 1919, bequests have been a key to our financial well-being. Through the years, countless friends, volunteers and clients have chosen to use bequests as a meaningful way of permanently contributing to the significant work of Braille Institute.

To talk about donation opportunities specific to Braille Institute Santa Barbara, or for a free booklet covering the details of bequests and other ways to give please contact, Marsha Marcoe, Director of Philanthropy at (805) 770-6779, or visit Ways To Give.

VOLUNTEERING AT THE SANTA BARBARA CENTER

“Braille Institute is a place where there are no limits. It encourages people experiencing vision loss to reach their full potential. And best of all, they provide these amazing services free of charge!”
—Claudette R., Braille Institute Santa Barbara Volunteer

Volunteers have donated more than 137,000 hours of service to help keep our programs free. To learn about current volunteer opportunities and to begin your journey as a Braille Institute volunteer, visit our VolunteerMatch.org page.