Other Ways to Donate

You can make a financial contribution to Perkins School for the Blind:

Online: Donate now
By phone: Call 617-972-7651
By mail: Print our gift form and mail it to:

Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Trust
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

You can also support children and young adults who are blind through the various options listed below:


Employer Matching Gifts

What’s more powerful than a donation to Perkins? A donation that’s doubled by your employer.

Many companies will match their employees' charitable donations through a Matching Gift Program, which means that every dollar you donate to Perkins could turn into two dollars of support for children and adults who are blind. Some fraternal organizations also participate in matching gift programs.

To find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program, enter your employer's name below:

If they do, please:

  • Contact your Human Resources or Member Benefits office and get a Matching Gift Form.

  • Mail the form along with your gift to Perkins School for the Blind.

  • Perkins will return the form to your employer and receive the matching gift in your name.

Please mail your form along with your contribution to:

Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Trust
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472


Donate Stock or Securities

When you transfer ownership of securities that you have owned for more than one year to Perkins, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, and you’ll avoid any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock since you purchased it (subject to IRS deduction limits).

Donor information in electronic transfers is not always complete, so please alert us in advance about the type of securities and number of shares you plan to give. Our instruction sheet includes important information to help you make your gift quickly and efficiently. When you are ready to make your gift, please alert us via our contact form or by calling Linda Caruso at 617-972-7469.


Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Donors with funds managed by Fidelity Charitable, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can use DAF Direct to recommend a gift to Perkins directly from our website. Just enter an amount in the form on the left and click next to complete your recommendation. 

If your DAF is not managed by one of the organizations listed above, please contact your investment manager and inform them of your intent to support Perkins.


Donate Your Vehicle

Perkins accepts cars, vans, trucks, boats with a trailer, and recreational vehicles seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as simple as filling out our online donation form, and you may qualify for a tax deduction if you itemize.

Prefer to speak with a person? Call Charitable Auto Resources (C.A.R.S) at 855-500-7433 for more information. All you’ll need is a clear title and your car’s VIN number.


Shop and Give Back

Giving to Perkins has never been easier! Support children and adults who are blind by ordering flowers online from A Whole Bunch Flower Market and shopping with AmazonSmile.

A Whole Bunch is a European-style flower market featuring full-sized and over-sized bunches of fresh flowers at reasonable prices. Order your arrangement online anytime, and A Whole Bunch Flower Market will donate 5% of the purchase price to Perkins.

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support Perkins every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop online at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Perkins. Visit smile.amazon.com and select "Perkins School for the Blind" to get started today.


Charitable Wedding Registry

Something borrowed, something blue and a braille storybook or two. Thanks to Heartful.ly you and your loved ones can now celebrate your big day with a gift that helps kids who are blind succeed in school and beyond.

Heartful.ly registries feature real projects and memorable ways to contribute. Instead of general donations, guests can purchase symbolic gifts that represent items and services provided by Perkins School for the Blind. Create a registry today and help provide children and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with the education, tools and skills they need to realize their potential.


Electronic Funds Transfer

While most donors send personal checks, Perkins also accepts cash gifts via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). To make a gift to Perkins via EFT, please send a message using our contact form or call Linda Caruso at 617-972-7469.