Miami Lighthouse is among the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation

Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Miami Lighthouse a four star rating, the highest possible rating!

Miami Lighthouse has received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for 7 consecutive evaluations. Only 2% of the charities rated have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust. Celebrate 84 years of service to the blind and visually impaired and make a gift that will transform the lives of babies, children and seniors.

To view the Miami Lighthouse page on Charity Navigator click here.

Commissioner Sally Heyman Congratulates Miami Lighthouse on Receiving 9th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

 

A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. DAVID W. SIME

The Dr. David W. Sime Eye Care Fund at Miami Lighthouse will support free eye care for underserved children in Miami-Dade County. Contributions made to this fund in Dr. Sime’s memory will be earmarked for our Heiken Children’s Vision Program which provides a free comprehensive eye examination and glasses when needed for underserved children who fail their school vision screening and have no resources for eye care. Since in 1992 more than 100,000 children without insurance have received exams, with 80% requiring prescription glasses. Each year more than 200 children are referred to a specialist medical intervention. Your gift will be a tribute to Dr. Sime who provided ophthalmological evaluations to needy children.

To contribute to the Dr. David W. Sime Eye Care Fund:

1. Click on the orange “Donate Now” button
2. Fill in dollar amount
3. In the “Description” box, fill in “ Dr. David W. Sime Eye Care Fund”.

How will your contribution help?

Seventy-four percent of parents of students who responded to our recent market research survey said that their child had improved academically because of the glasses provided to them at no cost by this program.

For more information contact Virginia Jacko at 305.856.4176.

Miami Lighthouse Needs You
Help Us in a Way That's Suitable for You

Making a tax deductible contribution is a click away:

Your support makes it possible to provide free programs and services that empower people of all ages —from infants to older adults— to overcome the challenges of blindness and vision impairment.

Memorial or Tribute Donations

Any gift to the Miami Lighthouse can be specially designated as a tribute in honor of a person or special occasion (e.g., birthday or wedding anniversary).

Likewise, gifts may be made in memory of a deceased loved one as a way of showing love and respect while helping fund the Lighthouse's important vision rehabilitation programs.

These gifts are acknowledged in our newsletter (unless donors desire anonymity).

To discuss any of the planned giving options below, please call Virginia Jacko at 305-856-4176.

Planned Giving Guide

Remember Miami Lighthouse in Your Estate Plans – Join the Helen Keller Legacy Society. To include Miami Lighthouse in your will call Virginia Jacko at 305-856-4176 to discuss estate planning gifts.

Your IRA Account and Tax Free Giving

Want to get the most value from your nest egg, protect yourself and your heirs from heavy taxes and help Miami Lighthouse serve the increasing number of blind and visually impaired from babies to adults?

If you are 70-1/2 years or older, you can avoid paying income tax on your IRA distribution by making the distribution directly to Miami Lighthouse.

For more information call Virginia Jacko at 305-856-4176. Please contact your tax advisor before making the IRA gift.

Stock or Other Marketable Securities

If you would like to use stock or other marketable securities to make a gift to Miami Lighthouse.

Contribute by Mail

Click here to print a donation. Send the completed form and your check or money order to:

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.
601 SW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

Donate by Phone

To make a donation by phone, please call 786.362.7510.

As a Donor:

Contributions to Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc. are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Lighthouses serving the blind throughout the United States are autonomous, have no affiliation with each other and do not share funding.

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MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED, FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH775. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE, WITHIN THE STATE,1-800-HELP-FLA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE STATE.