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What is #GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The day is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Find out more information about this special day HERE.

It is the little acts of kindness that make a significant impact on our organization and our clients. While generous monetary donations keep the doors open, it is these small acts of kindness that drive the culture of Sierra Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

We wish to celebrate this concept as we finish out the year and on #GivingTuesday. Here is a list of ways you can help Sierra Services now and all through the year…

  • During December 2019, we are Briar Patch’s CAUSE recipient. When you shop ask the cashier to round up your purchase and they will donate that amount to us! Please visit Briar Patch's website for more information on this special cause.
  • Become a volunteer driver (commit as much or as little time as you want)
  • Set up a small, reoccurring, tax deductible donation ($20 a month = $240, $240 operates the van for a month or a monthly $100 donation pays the rent for one month)
  • Recommend us to someone who needs our services
  • Get a Community Card at SPD and add Sierra Services as one of your non-profits
  • Shop at Amazon Smile with Sierra Services as your non-profit of choice
  • Come to one of our fundraising events, we put on two dinners and a golf tournament per year
  • Become a voting member during our Membership Drive in February
  • Talk about us, share our story with your family, friends and others in the community
  • Donate visual aids that are not being used, we can get them in the hands of people who need them
  • Include us in your estate planning

These small acts of kindness sustain our organization and help those who lost their vision remain active members of our community.

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Who we are, what we do and how you can help!

WHY you should contribute to Sierra Services for the Blind?

  • Your donation will directly benefit a specific human need with in our local community (blind and visually impairment)
  • We are a small, local 100% self-funded non-profit. Your contribution stays local and circulates the community 6 times on average
  • We do not receive any government funding requiring off service management
  • All donations are tax deductible at the State and Federal level

WHAT does your contribution accomplish?

  • Transportation for our clients to and from doctor's visits, pharmacy, peer groups and all of our client related events
  • Education as the individual makes their adjustment to vision loss
  • Socialization for our clients – our peer groups and other events get people with the same disability issues together and out of the house as participating members of our community
  • Provides access for our clients with other programs like the Talking Book system provided by NLS,  California’s CTAP phone program, Meals on Wheels and other local programs
  • Advocacy when they find they are unable to negotiate a personal issue
  • Please see our SERVICES PAGE for more information on what we do

HOW can you contribute?

  • MONETARY DONATIONS - Because we are 100% self-funded, your monetary, tax deductible donations are appreciated. Public support is critical to our program.
  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER DRIVER - We are always in need of volunteer drivers to help get our clients to doctor appointments, peer groups and our other events.
  • ATTEND ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISERS OR BECOME A MEMBER – You can find more information about this by going to our FUNDRAISING/MEMBERSHIP page.
  • DONATE VISUAL AIDS –We have a lending program where we get visual aids into the hands of someone who could use them. CCTV’s, flat screen monitors/TV’s, magnifiers, talking devices, etc.
  • PLANNED GIVING – This type of giving allows the agency a more dependable platform of giving. A tax deductible donation of $100 each month becomes $1,200 a year. Just as $20 a month becomes a $240 in a year. Annual and quarterly donations are also significant. Recognition in Estate Planning is a major contribution which sustains us. Contact Richard at (530) 265-2121 to learn more about this.


We are very grateful to be Briar Patch's CAUSE recipient for the month of December. Click here to find out how to get involved.


There are two ways to donate monetarily. First, you can mail a check to:

Sierra Services for the Blind
546 Searls Avenue
Nevada City, CA. 95959

  You can also choose one of the online options above. If you would like to contribute another amount or set up recurring donations please contact the office at (530) 265-2121.

Other Ways to Support

Sierra Services for the Blind

When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate!

Click here for more information.


Support Sierra Services through eScrip!

Contact us or your favorite eScrip store to sign up. 

  Locally, SPD participates in this program.