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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.

  • Regular Donations: Help keep braille literacy alive for children with a gift to Seedlings. On average, every ten dollar donation makes another braille book possible.* (For memorial donations, please see link below.)

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  • Memorial Donations 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.

  • CFC Government Employees Payroll Deductions for Charity: Seedlings has been screened and selected as one of America's Best Charities. Government employees can donate to Seedlings (CFC #11825) through payroll deduction.

  • Sponsor the Launch of a New Title: Seedlings has 1300 titles in its catalog, but there is much more to be done. Supporters can help by making a donation of $1,000 to sponsor the launch of a new title. Contact Seedlings for a list of books that are on our shelves waiting to be transcribed into braille! Each copy of the book you select will carry your name or tribute on the title page.

    Photo of Seedlings' 2022 Holiday Tribute Card
    Seedlings' 2022 Holiday Tribute Card (all-occasion cards are also available)

  • Holiday Tribute Cards: These make wonderful gifts! 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.

  • Gifts of Stock: Seedlings is able to accept gifts of stock. For information on stock transfers, please contact our Director: at info@seedlings.org

  • Shop at AmazonSmile and .5% goes to Seedlings: Set your bookmark to smile.amazon 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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2565354 and place your order!

  • 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 DF636). Contact Seedlings for more information at info@seedlings.org 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 info@seedlings.org or call 734-427-8552 or 800-777-8552.

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

  • 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 info@seedlings.org) for more information.

  • Volunteering: Seedlings' mission depends on dedicated volunteers. Certified braille transcribers/proofreaders are currently our greatest need.

    For more information about Seedlings, view a recent 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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