access the upcoming link to skip navigation and go directly to content
skip navigation

Arizona Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired Logo

About, Contact and History of ACBVI
ACBVI Board of Directors
Contact ACBVI
Donate to ACBVI
Employment Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
History of ACBVI
Request a Pre-Intake Packet for Services
Services Provided by ACBVI
Vision Loss Simulation

Connect with us on Facebook
Connect with us on Facebook

Check out our YouTube Channel
Connect with us on YouTube

Arizona Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired


Donate to ACBVIOrientation & Mobility Image


We Are State Qualified to Accept Charitable Tax Credit Donations

How You Can Donate to our Annual Campaign or make a General Contribution

1. Click on the button to donate using your credit card online

2. Click the button to donate through PayPal

3. Send in a money order or check with the Campaign Flyer Donation Form (Print and fill out by hand)

4. Use this Computer Fillable Form to mail with your check or money order

5. Donate Your Vehicle


There are two ways to pledge to ACBVI

1. If you have a PayPal account, choose the amount you wish to donate from the drop down menu and click on the "Monthly Pledge" to make a pledge donation. Please note, you must have a PayPal account in order to use this option

Pledge Options

2. Please click the button to make a pledge (enter the amount you wish to pledge on the first screen and tick the "Recurring Billing" check box on the next screen)

You can donate to with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.

The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.

The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.

  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.

  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy  is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.

Verified Merchant
Credit Card Services

to facilitate independence and promote full participation in all spheres of life for those who experience vision loss.

  • There are over 212,000 blind or visually impaired people in Arizona.
  • Most ACBVI clients are adults who have had normal vision and now, due to age, illness or injury, are experiencing vision loss.
  • Over 50% of these individuals are on fixed incomes or at or below poverty level.
  • Within this population, over 50% are elderly, 40% are middle-aged and increasing numbers of young adults, many with children, are losing vision, primarily due to Diabetes.

As ACBVI faces the challenges of the present and the future, we look forward to your support and encourage you to join us in the transformational experience of helping to change lives.

Your gift to the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired can help newly blind and visually impaired individuals receive the training and support they need to take back their lives.

And now your gift can actually save you money! When you apply all or part of your gift to the Charitable Organization Tax Credit, you can receive dollar for dollar tax credit on your state return AND take a deduction on your federal return. Up to $200 of your gift may be applied if you are single/head of household and $400 of your gift may be applied if you are married and filing jointly. We encourage you to consult with your accountant for details.


Rich, client family member: When Mom found out she was losing her vision, she went into a deep depression. We were so worried, we had family members stay with her aound the clock, while we searched for help. Then we found the Center. At ACBVI, Mom learned lots of new and easy ways to do things, but most important, she learned to travel on her own. For many years she took the bus to the Center where she volunteered, made ceramics and enjoyed so many friends.

Allen, previous client: When I lost my vision, I lost my career and my self confidence. Then a friend introduced me to the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Everyone at the Center was totally supportive and committed to my success. I gained new skills and regained my confidence. Today I am fully employed in a new and rewarding career.

Steve Welker, previous client, current member of the Board for ACBVI and motivational speaker: Fifteen years ago, I was a young man on the fast track to success when an oncoming car jumped the median and hit me head on. I suffered stroke of the optic nerve, leaving me totally blind. Two weeks later, my twin sons were born. I knew I had to be the best dad for them, but I didn't know how I would do it. At the Arizona Center for the Blind, I learned new ways to do daily tasks and how to travel with a cane, but most of all I learned new, assistive technology that allowed me to go back to work. I was able to resume my career and provide for my family. I decided that I wanted to give back to the Center and have been a board member and spokesperson for ACBVI for over a decade. Today I am a proud husband and father and have a new career teaching professionals resiliency skills, much of which I gained from the training and support I received from the staff at ACBVI.


Contact: Diana Miladin
Hours of Operation: M-F 8am to 4pm
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3100 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-7411




Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.
COPYRIGHT © 1998-2015