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How You Can Help

Photo of Riley reading a braille book "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched...but are felt in the heart."
   -- Helen Keller

There are many ways you can help. Seedlings is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Your donations help to subsidize braille book production, keeping Seedlings' books affordable. Volunteers fill important roles in the braille book production process, warming the heart of both the giver and recipient. Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated.

  • Donations: Help keep braille literacy alive for children with a gift to Seedlings. Every ten dollar donation makes another braille book possible.*

  • Donate an item for our online auction: Seedlings' first annual online auction will take place Nov. 1-14! Please consider what item(s) you can contribute. Popular items include: gift cards, tickets, jewelry, etc. Please send your donations to Seedlings by Sept. 30th to 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154.

  • Memorials and Tributes in Honor of Friends & Family: Dedicate a braille book in honor or memory of a special person or occasion by donating to Seedlings.* We will send a letter to your honoree or the family of the deceased informing them of your kind gift.

    Photo of Seedlings' 2014 Tribute Card
    Seedlings' 2016 Holiday Tribute Card (all-occasion cards are also available)

  • Tribute Cards: Dedicate a braille book in honor of a friend, family member, coworker, or teacher, etc. and receive an elegant card that you can give to them informing them that a braille book will be inscribed in their name.* The tribute cards say: "In your honor, a donation has been made to Seedlings Braille Books for Children to help produce braille books for blind children. A book will be inscribed in your name!" Other cards are also available for other occasions. Call 800-777-8552 for more information.

  • Shop at AmazonSmile and .5% goes to Seedlings: Set your bookmark to rather than amazon and select Seedlings as your charity, then order as usual and .5% of your total will go to Seedlings! Just go to and place your order!

  • Shop Online for Seedlings: Donate up to 9% of your purchase price to Seedlings Braille Books for Children by going to your favorite online stores through Just type "Seedlings" in as your favorite cause. Be sure to bookmark the page and use it for all of your online shopping. You'll save money at thousands of stores and earn money for Seedlings every time you shop!

  • Kroger Community Rewards:> Now you can raise money for Seedlings when you grocery shop! When you register, please select Seedlings as your nonprofit organization (Seedlings' non-profit organization or NPO # is 82491). Contact Seedlings for more information at or call 734-427-8552 or 800-777-8552.

  • Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars:> Are you a Thrivent member? If so, you can select Seedlings each year as the recipient of your Choice Dollars(R)! We will use your donation to make more braille books available for blind children and their families. Contact Seedlings for more information at or call 734-427-8552 or 800-777-8552.

  • Dress Down Days or Jeans Days: An easy way to help Seedlings is to hold a "Dress Down Day" or "Jeans Day" at your school or business. Everyone loves casual Fridays, so here's your chance to get comfortable for a great cause. Employees can make a minimum donation, in the amount of your choice, in order to dress casually on the date(s) of your choice. Simply collect the funds and mail them to Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Contact Seedlings (734-427-8552 or for more information.

    Photo of a Seedlings volunteer assembling print-and-braille books
    A Seedlings volunteer assembling print-and-braille books

  • Volunteering: Seedlings' mission depends on dedicated volunteers. Certified braille transcribers/proofreaders and general office volunteers are needed.

  • Fundraising Items: Our unique fundraising items include braille T-shirts, tote bags, jewelry and more!

    For more information about Seedlings, view our most recent Volunteer/Donor Newsletter here.

* Please note: To ensure the privacy of our friends and supporters, Seedlings does not rent, sell, or exchange its donor lists with any organization or individual. Seedlings is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to Seedlings are tax deductible as allowed by law. (MICS 8623)

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