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A Client Thank You

It is so heartwarming when I get feedback and comments directly from those we help, such as the voice message I just received from 84 year old Maxine, who told me “I’ve been in to you and everyone has been so helpful. Millie came out and helped me so much and got me a machine to help me see better. I just appreciate you so much. I didn’t know who to call, but wanted you to know I am so grateful and there is no way I can possible re-pay you for all you’ve done for me. When I can I do want to send you a donation. You are all so very sweet”

David Ekin, President

New in 2015: US Government makes hand-held electronic U.S. currency (dollar bill) readers free to all who cannot read regular print.

Since U.S. Currency (dollar bills) are very difficult or impossible for individuals with low vision or who are blind to tell apart, any U.S. citizens, or persons legally residing in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired can request a free currency reader from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) by submitting an application. The application must be filled out completely, signed by an authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.

The estimated timeframe for delivery of readers is six-to-eight weeks.

The Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an authorized organization that can certify eligibility.

You may print a copy of the application from the website www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderform.html and mail it to the address indicated on the form. You may also or call 1-844-815-9388 for other questions or to request a printed form of the application.