Thanks to those who support The Society through their gifts, resources and time most services are provided at no cost to the individual.

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Life Stories

Read just a few of the stories of those that have been helped by the Society.

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2017 Guess The Grape

A Blind Wine Tasting, Food Pairing and Auction
To Benefit Services to Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Sheila Sweeney & Robert Mueller, Chairs

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Other Resources

Find out about many of the resources available for people who are visually impaired.

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Most Recent Blog Entries

Happy New Year

As the New Year arrives and we all look forward to a great 2018 I am touched by the wishes we received during the holiday season from individuals whose lives we have Enhanced, Empowered and Enriched. As one person said to us, “Thanks for all you do, always being there all year. Blessings in this New Year.”

We are indeed blessed to have so many wonderful staff who make such a difference in so many lives!

David Ekin, President

Potential Impact of New Tax Law and Charitable Deductibility of Donations

As of this writing, tax reform seems more likely, but is still unknown what the final outcome will be. However, in the event the tax reform we are hearing about in the media becomes a reality, for many donor’s charitable contributions made in 2017 may be deductible but not deductible in 2018 due to the increased exemption rates being proposed, leading to fewer people itemizing their taxes.  The only way one may be able to deduct charitable donations in 2018 is through such itemizing of one’s taxes, and for many this could lead to an increase in taxes rather than a reduction, thus encouraging people to not itemize or donate in 2018.

Accelerated charitable giving may benefit you this 2017 tax year more than it might next year.

You can make a donation by going to www.slsbvi.org  on the Donate Now button or by calling Christy McCutcheon at 314-301-7305 or the general office number at 314-968-9000.

For those who have already made a year-end donation, THANK YOU! Your support impacts the lives of the more than 1,200 children and adults we serve.

Upcoming Events

Family Education & Support Meeting

January 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Family Education & Support Meeting

January 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Family Education & Support Meeting

March 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Family Education & Support Meeting

March 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Family Education & Support Meeting

May 14, 2018 1:00 pm