Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979

Donations to the Low Vision Learning Center

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Thank You!

If you are among the individuals and organizations who donate to support the Low Vision Learning Center, we thank you very much.  It is through your generosity that we continue to provide our services at no charge to our clients.

How To Donate

The Low Vision Learning Center does not charge for its services, and depends on contributions from people like you to pay the rent and meet its other expenses.  You can donate money to LVLC by mail or online.  LVLC can also accept certain in-kind donations.  Be sure to also see the section below about merchants who will donate to LVLC when you buy their products or use their web site.
  • By mail

    Make your check payable to "Prevention of Blindness Society" and mail it to:

    POB Low Vision Learning Center
    4948 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 209
    Bethesda, MD 20814

  • Online

    Select the "Donate Now" button on any page of the LVLC web site or right here:

     "Donate Now" button

  • In-kind donations

    The Center accepts donations of equipment that can be of use to people with low vision, such as CCTV systems or high power magnifiers.  Usually we offer donated equipment for sale to our clients and use the proceeds to help defray our operating expenses.  Please call us at 301-951-4444 to arrange an in-kind donation.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

The Amazon Smile Program

If you buy from Amazon.com, begin your shopping trip at "smile.amazon.com" instead of "www.amazon.com".  Your shopping experience will be the same, but Amazon will donate a fraction of the price of your eligible purchases to a charity of your choice.  Select Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington as your chosen charity the first time you visit smile.amazon.com, or

Follow this link to automatically choose POB as the recipient of donations from your Amazon Smile purchases.

Remember you must start at "smile.amazon.com" each time you shop at Amazon in order for donations to accumulate.  Your choice of charity is recorded in your Amazon account and will remain effective until you change it, even if you use a different browser or computer.