Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. All programs and services are provided at no charge to persons who are blind or who are visually impaired. We are able to provide high quality comprehensive programs to residents of Hillsborough, Polk and surrounding counties through the generosity of various funders including the United Way Suncoast, United Way of Central Florida, the Division of Blind Services, Hillsborough and Polk County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Winter Haven, Grants, Special Events, and through Corporate and Individual Contributions.
Additional ways you can support Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind’s programs include planned giving avenues such as Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, Bequests, and Retirement Plan and Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations (please contact our office at 813-251-2407 for more information if you would like to explore one or more of these options) and when it is time to renew your driver’s license, just visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/online.html. While renewing, you can submit a voluntary contribution of $1 per applicant to Senior Vision Services, which shall be distributed to the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
For motor vehicle renewal of your license plate visit https://services.flhsmv.gov/virtualoffice/Lobby.aspx and purchase the A State of Vision specialty plate. When renewing your vehicle registration, you can also choose a voluntary contribution of $1 per applicant to Blind Babies.
All contributions benefit the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB), a not-for-profit organization, of which Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is a founding member. A voluntary contribution collected and distributed under this chapter, or any interest earned from those contributions, may not be used for commercial or for-profit activities or for general or administrative expenses, except as authorized by law.
To learn more about FAASB visit http://faasb.com/can-help/state-of-vision-license-plate/.
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind requires that donor information be held in strict confidence. Information is used only for its intended business purpose. We do not sell, trade or give away your information to other organizations or individuals.
Within our organization, access to confidential information is limited to those who need it to perform their jobs. We allow access to your information to auditors and other third parties only as mandated by regulatory requirements.
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind collects the following information when it is voluntarily provided to us by you, the donor:
- Your contact information including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address,
- Your giving information,
- Information on events you attended.
Donations over $50.00 are recognized in our Semi-Annual Newsletter. We offer donors the option of being recognized anonymously. Donors may request at any time to not receive solicitations or be contacted via email, social media, or other avenues by contacting us by email; by mail at 1106 W. Platt Street, Tampa, Florida 33606; or by calling 813-251-2407.