Contribution Opportunities

Note: Contributions to the Vehicle Donation program, and the Pre Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan are tax deductible. All checks received as contributions to the National Federation of the Blind of NJ (NFBNJ) are also tax deductible. Jump to:

General Donations

The National Federation of the Blind of NJ operates on a 100% volunteer basis.  ALL of your donation goes toward supporting our programs for

  • State scholarships
  • Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy
  • Education and outreach to our communities
  • Newly blinded individuals and their family members
  • Older adults losing vision
  • Blind Veterans
  • and so much more...

You can support the work of the organization by making your tax-deductible check or money order out to NFB of NJ and mailing it to: National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey 7 Mayfair Road Southampton, NJ 08088 You can donate online using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal by visiting our Online Donations page. On this page you can also indicate if your donation via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal is in honor/memory of someone and if you want an acknowledgement letter to go to the family.

Matching Gifts

Many employers support their employees' charity donations by matching a portion of the funds an employee donates. Check with the human resources office of the company for details. If you need additional information, please contact NFBNJ President Linda Melendez at 908-590-1747, or NFBNJ Treasurer Annemarie Cooke at 609-859-4084.

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
  • Fund STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs
  • Providing free web hosting for state affiliates through NFBNet

Please visit www.nfb.org/pac, send an email to pac@nfb.org, or dial 1-877-632-2722 to create or increase your monthly PAC contributions. If you have any questions, contact NJ PAC Plan coordinator Linda Melendez at 908-590-1747. You can also direct questions to the accounting department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314. Please watch the below PAC Plan video for additional details on the PAC Plan.

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 New Jersey 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.

Vehicle Donations

The National Federation of the Blind uses donated vehicles to distribute free white canes, help blind children access educational services, help blind veterans, and 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 www.nfb.org/get-involved/ways-give/vehicle-donations. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the NJ Vehicle Donations coordinator Linda DeBerardinis at 856-735-5559. You can also contact the NFB Vehicle Donations coordinator Pattie Chang at 410-659-9314 x2422.