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Only 10% of blind schoolchildren learn to read braille in school

Literacy is the single most important gateway to success for all children. For those who are blind, there is a braille literacy crisis in America. Our Programs help end the literacy gap.

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For offline donations, call 888-965-8965 x436.

Donations via IRA

Making an end of year gift to NBP through your IRA can help you save estate tax, save your family income taxes, while providing the gift of Literacy. In 2013 you have available a unique opportunity to donate up to $100,000 to charity from your IRA in a tax advantaged way. This rule has been passed on a year-to-year basis and could change in future years.

Under this provision, those who are 70½ or older can give away as much as $100,000 a year from their individual retirement accounts directly to eligible charities without having to include it as part of their gross income and therefor are not taxed on it. The transfer must be made directly from the IRA to NBP.

Although taxpayers can't deduct any such transfers as charitable donations on their federal income-tax returns, this provision can be a tax-efficient technique. Since transfers aren't counted as part of adjusted gross income, this provision could help prevent such things as the loss of itemized tax deductions, phaseout of personal exemptions or credits, and additional portions of Social Security being taxable. Speak to your financial adviser for more details.


Help bring literacy to blind children by helping to create print/braille books at National Braille Press's Boston-based braille publishing house. Learn more about our volunteer projects.

Sponsor a Braille Children's Book

Give the gift of literacy to hundreds of blind children by sponsoring a print/braille children's book.

Corporate Involvement

National Braille Press values our corporate partnerships and there are many ways to get involved and support literacy! Participate in our corporate volunteer program , sponsor a children's book, help secure a donated item on our wish list, or join us at an event.

Planned Giving

You can reach into the future and transform the lives of people you may never meet through estate planning, bequests, charitable gift annuities and trusts. Learn more about Planned Giving.

Give a Braille Gift

Visit our Braille Boutique and help raise awareness for braille literacy by giving a unique gift - you don't need to be a braille reader to enjoy the beauty of braille.

Attend an Event

Have fun while you learn about braille literacy. Join us at an Event!

NBP's Wish List

National Braille Press seeks in-kind donations of hardware, software, office furniture, and more.

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