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Monthly giving

When you become a member of the Advocates Circle at any amount that’s meaningful to you, you’re joining a community of monthly supporters dedicated to building a world where everyone belongs.

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Leadership giving

The Annual Leadership Giving Program consists of two circles, the Leadership Circle and the Changemaker Circle. By joining, you lead the way in ensuring that every child can learn.

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Planned giving

Since 1829, hundreds of thousands of children and young adults have benefited from the generosity of our donors who have included Perkins in their estate plans. When you join the 1829 Circle, you’re leaving a legacy that lasts beyond a single lifetime.

Other ways to help online

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Give in honor or memory

Make a gift for someone special who has inspired you.

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Blind Fold Challenge, photography on Sunday April 16th and the Boston Marathon, photographed on Monday April 17th 2017

Create your own fundraising page

Support Perkins through our community fundraising program. We’ll set you up with your own web page and the support you need to reach your goals.

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Engage on social media

Share our social media content with your networks (and encourage others to do the same!). Every like, comment, save, and share supports our work.

Additional ways to give

Many companies match their employees’ donations through a Matching Gift Program, which means every dollar you donate to Perkins could double. Contact your human resources or benefits office for more information.  If there is a form for Perkins to complete, mail it to

Perkins School for the Blind
Development Department
175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472

or email Perkins Development Office.

Donating through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an easy way to support Perkins. Direct your sponsoring organization to make a grant to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472. Our federal Tax ID# is 04-2103616. If you have any questions contact us at [email protected] or call 617-972-7328.

Perkins accepts gifts of stock or securities. For information about how to transfer these assets, please view our instruction sheet. 

Donor information in electronic transfers is not always complete, so please notify us about the type of securities and number of shares you plan to transfer. When you are ready, you can email or call Emily Ferman at [email protected] or 617-972-7876 or contact us via our contact form.

Perkins partners with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (C.A.R.S) for individuals interested in donating the value of a used car or truck. It’s as simple as filling out an online donation form. Or, if you prefer to speak with a person, call 855-500-7433 for more information. You will need a clear title and your car’s VIN number.

Mail checks to: Perkins School for the Blind, Development Office, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or call us at 617-972-7328.

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We’re here to help

Do you have questions about donating? We’re always available to chat!

Support our work

Help us a build a world where everyone belongs by making a gift today.