As a non-profit organization, RSI welcomes donations! Your charitable contributions are crucial in the accomplishment of our challenging mission of preventing blindness in underserved communities worldwide. RSI’s annual operating budget comes entirely from contributions, which enable us to make a difference in the lives of indigent, visually impaired people of all ages, thus helping restore their ability to become truly productive members of their communities.
Donations to RSI can be made in several ways:
1. INDIVIDUAL GIVING
a. Gift of Sight. Give a one-time donation in any amount at any time. Learn more
b. Friend of RSI. Pledge a yearly contribution of $50 or more. Learn More
c. Memorial Gift. Make a contribution in memory of someone you love.
d. Honorary Gift. Give a donation to honor a family member or friend, on their birthday or anniversary, or as a holiday gift.
If you would like to make a commemorative gift, please call (617) 327-6002, fax (617) 327-6068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your gifts are considered tax-deductible contributions to RSI. All commemorative gifts (c and d above) are acknowledged with a personalized card; please indicate to whom we should address the acknowledgment and provide their complete mailing address.
Individual donations can be sent by mail to:
Restoring Sight International
PO Box 692457
Quincy, MA 02269
or made online through our secure PayPal Account:
2. MATCHING GIFTS
Many employers have programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees with company or corporate foundation funds. With matching gifts from your company, you can increase your contribution several-fold at no additional cost to you!
If you would like your company to match your contribution to RSI, please call (617) 327-6002, fax (617) 327-6068, or email email@example.com
3. VIP GIVING
If you wish to make a high-impact gift that will give high-octane power to the the engine that drives our success, join our VIP Giving program by making a gift of $10,000 or more. VIP giving helps guarantee our stability for years to come, allowing us to expand our vision and plan further into the future. Your generosity will be gratefully acknowledged in any one or more of several ways, depending on the amount and terms and conditions of the contribution, for example: a plaque of appreciation; naming rights to a Fellowship, a clinical facility or part(s) thereof, or a special event or series of special events.
If you wish to join our VIP Giving Program, please call (617) 327-6002, fax (617) 327-6068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4. ENDOWMENT GIFTS
Endowment gifts secure the future and financial health of RSI. They support big-scale, high-impact projects, education programs, and can honor a loved one.
If you wish to make an endowmnet gift, please call (617) 327-6002, fax (617) 327-6068, or email email@example.com
5. PLANNED GIFTS
Supporting RSI through planned financial strategies can result in opportunities for tax savings that may increase legacies for your designated heirs or favorite charities. These plans can include a simple bequest to Restoring Sight International that designates a specific amount, or a percentage of your estate, or all or part of the residue that is left over after all other bequests are made. Gifts of other property are also welcome.
You can also support RSI by making a gift of a life insurance policy to RSI, or name RSI as the beneficiary of an insurance policy, your IRA, or other retirement plan. With the help of your financial advisor, you may also consider other planned giving vehicles, such as:
Charitable Gift Annuities by means of which you can make a gift and receive guaranteed payments for life;
Charitable Remainder Trusts by means of which you can make a gift, receive fixed payments and defer or eliminate gains taxes. A source of steady cash flow, such trusts can be more beneficial than keeping an asset or selling an asset outright; and
Retained Life Estates by means of which you can deed your home or vacation house to RSI, save taxes with a current deduction and still use the property for your lifetime.
7. CORPORATE SUPPORT
RSI also offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. Supporting our Annual RSI 20/20/Sight Saver Teen Tennis Tournament, for example, is a great way for your company to become a community partner. We also welcome any form of support that will allow us to expand our educational programs and develop more high-impact projects in economically-challenged parts of the world. Goods, services, media, and gifts in-kind provide important support to our projects. Whether your company supplies food and beverage, accommodations and travel, or technology and supplies, we rely on all these forms of support to ensure the success of our charitable undertakings.
If you or your company is interested in learning more about becoming a major RSI community partner, please (617) 327-6002, fax (617) 327-6068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When you choose to support Restoring Sight International at any of the above levels of giving, you can be sure you are making an outstanding commitment to a charitable organization that is working for a truly noble and worthy cause, that has grown slowly and organically through the years, and has an impeccable track record of successful projects to show.
We are deeply grateful for your support!