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Ways to give/support

Your support is crucial in making the work of ECVI possible! With your help, we can continue to change lives for the visually impaired in Springfield. There are many ways to get involved, whether it's through donations or becoming a personal vision coach. By doing so, you are actively helping to make Central Illinois a better place for those with visual impairments. Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive and supportive community for everyone. Together, we can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of visually impaired individuals in Central Illinois!

Make a donation

ECVI does not charge for our services and depends on community support. That's why your donation to ECVI can make a significant impact on the lives of visually impaired individuals. By contributing to our programs and supporting our students, you are helping to ensure that those with visual impairments have the resources they need to navigate daily life. Donating is simple and easy, and your gift can truly make a difference. 



Distributions/Planned Giving

Did you know that if you’re over 70 ½ and own an IRA, you can make qualified distribution donations to ECVI? Did you also know that planned giving is a great way to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the visually impaired? At ECVI, we understand the importance of supporting your philanthropic efforts. That's why we offer a variety of resources to help you make an impact on students. We're committed to helping you achieve your philanthropic goals, and we're excited to share that donating your unused retirement assets can be an excellent way to contribute! You can make a significant difference while also potentially benefiting from tax advantages. 



Attend an event

Come out and join us at one of our upcoming fundraising events to support programs that help the visually impaired. Your attendance and donations go a long way in helping our students succeed. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make a positive impact and have a great time while doing it. Join us in our mission to empower the visually impaired and create a more inclusive world. 



Become a Personal Vision Coach!

Are you passionate about helping others and making a positive impact on the world? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Our organization is expanding and we are looking for Personal Vision Coaches to join our Central Illinois team. As a Personal Vision Coach, you will be responsible for helping the visually impaired navigate everyday life. From white cane training to guidance on how to use an iPhone, our coaches are changing lives. Imagine how gratifying it would be to support the visually impaired through training and make a meaningful difference in their lives.


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