Making a Donation
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults specializes in helping the deaf-blind, blind children, and the elderly blind. We provide services that are not available from government agencies, and we rely heavily on the work of our dedicated volunteers, and support from concerned members of the community like you. If you would like to make a contribution to the work of the Action Fund, please consider donating online or print out this form below and return it with your donation. We thank you for your generous support.
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts are tax-deductible up to 50% of the donor's adjusted gross income. They are a common form of giving and easy to make. Gifts in excess of the 50% limit can be carried forward and deducted for up to five subsequent years. In most states the income tax code allows for a charitable deduction for such cash gifts.
Donations in Memory
When a loved one dies, many persons prefer to make contributions to a nonprofit organization such as the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults as a living memorial to the deceased. In this case, you may wish to print the name and address of the AAF in the obituary and have it announced at the funeral services.
Electronic transfer of stock shares is a secure and expedient way to donate to the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults.
The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock:
Brokerage: Citi SmithBarney
100 Light Street, 19th Floor
P.O. Box 1476
Baltimore, Maryland 21203-1476
DTC Number: 0740
Account Name: American Brotherhood for the Blind
(Tax ID #52-1192529)
Account Number: 358-08208
Notification of Donor Intent
For audit and acknowledgment purposes, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information:
- Donor's name and complete address
- Name and number of securities transferred
Please provide this information by letter or e-mail at the time of transfer.
If you would like to make a gift right now or if you would like more information, please print the AAF Donation Form and mail it to:
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9315
Fax: (410) 685-5653
Thank you for thinking of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults.