Get Involved

Be a vision support champion in our community!

Make a Gift

 

Donate to the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) now to champion vision health in our community!

Please download, print and complete this donation form. Then mail the completed form with your check to:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

 

Call (202) 234-1010, ext. 224 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

 

It’s simple to recommend a grant to our organization from a donor-advised fund. Our tax identification number is 53-0204690. Call us at (202) 234-1010, ext. 224, with questions. Checks should be mailed to:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

 
 
 

Donating stock is a meaningful way to be a vision health champion! To donate a gift of stock, please download, print and complete this form. Then mail the completed form to:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

For more information, please contact Nick Farano at (202) 234-1010, ext. 224, or nfarano@youreyes.org.

 
 

Workplace giving opportunities benefit employers through a demonstrated commitment to service, increased giving, improved morale, and greater efficiency. We will work with you to develop a project or plan for your workplace. Please contact Nick Farano at (202) 234-1010, ext. 224, or nfarano@youreyes.org.

 
 

Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts are a way of leaving a meaningful legacy in support of a charitable organization that matters to you.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to remain dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight for everyone in our area through our community-based programs and services. Planned gifts help ensure these vital programs and services can continue to exist, not only for this generation, but also for generations to come.

POB recommends consulting with an attorney, financial planner, or other licensed professional when considering or making changes to your planned giving arrangements. The following information does not constitute legal, tax, or financial advice.

How To Give…

Through your will:

A will expresses your wishes as to how your property is to be distributed after your lifetime. Through a written will, you name one or more persons, usually an executor or personal representative, to manage your estate until its final distribution. This is a very popular way of giving gifts to charity — a gift you can arrange now to create a legacy.

Through a trust:

Through a trust, your assets are managed so they may extend into and well beyond your living years. You specify through the trust which assets are to be included, who is to manage and decide matters, who will benefit, and when and how long the benefits will be received. There are different types of trusts based on your desires and needs. The benefits of a charitable trust include letting you donate generously to the charities of your choice during and after your lifetime, while also receiving and providing significant tax savings for you and your beneficiaries.

Through a beneficiary designation:

A beneficiary designation allows you to identify who receives ownership of certain assets after your lifetime. Beneficiary designations are common with certain types of assets, such as retirement accounts, bank accounts, life insurance policies, and stock and investment securities.

Plan Your Gift

If you would like to name POB as a beneficiary in your planned gifts, please use the following information in your documents:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

Tax ID: 53-0204690

If you are the executor, trustee, or personal representative currently responsible for administering a decedent’s planned gifts in which the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington has been named, please forward documents and communications to:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

Tax ID: 53-0204690

POB recommends consulting with an attorney, financial planner, or other licensed professional when considering or making changes to your planned giving arrangements. If you or your adviser have any questions or would like us to provide information or language specific to your bequest goals and interests, please contact us at (202) 234-1010.

 
 

Please contact Nick Farano at (202) 234-1010, ext. 224 or nfarano@youreyes.org.

Ways to Volunteer

 

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is rewarding, flexible, and fun. Many of our volunteer opportunities provide you with the chance to work with a group of like-minded individuals toward a common goal. When you volunteer, you’re providing invaluable support for our organization’s mission to improve  and preserve sight and quality of life!

For Eye Care Professionals

 
 

 

Would you like to make a difference in eye health for individuals in need and make your community a better place to live? The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) offers volunteer opportunities for interested eye care professionals. Volunteering with us is incredibly rewarding, flexible, and fun. Eye care professionals are the key that allows POB to offer these vital community programs!

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Our Partners

 

Through volunteer experiences and funding, our corporate and foundation supporters help us leverage and grow our resources. This support helps us to provide services and education, and champion healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area.

 

Look Again® Resale Shops

Whether you’re shopping or donating, you’re a champion for healthy vision!

Many of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB)’s vital, community-based programs are supported through the operation of our resale shops in Maryland and Virginia. Our shops accept donations of gently used household items such as antiques, furniture, bric-a-brac, collectibles, clothing, books, and other items. Our inventory changes daily — each visit to our shops is a treasure hunt!

 
 
 

Look Again Resale Shop
Alexandria, Virginia

Since 1992, Look Again Resale Shop in Alexandria, Virginia has been a must-see on Old Town’s King Street mile! This multilevel boutique is known for having unique household items that add a vintage element to any home, as well as a popular clothing section!

Look Again Alexandria was named as one of “The Top 10 Thrift Stores for Home Decor in the DC Metro Area” by Capitol Vintage Charm.

 
 
 
 

900 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-2558

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday:
11 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Photo of the Alexandria, VA Look Again Resale Shop
 
 
 

Look Again Resale Shop
Kensington, Maryland

Look Again Resale Shop is Kensington’s most unique resale shop. It’s located on Kensington Antique Row, the metropolitan area’s largest and oldest antiquing district.

 
 
 
 
 

3716 Howard Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 942-4707

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday:
11 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Photo of the Look Ahead Resale Shop in Kensington, MD
 
 
 
 

Look Again Furniture, Antiques, Clothing and More Annex
Kensington, Maryland

Kensington’s most unique resale shop has grown! Our Furniture, Antiques, Clothing, and More Annex is a great treasure-hunt destination for unique and interesting furniture and antiques, and “vintage and more” clothing for men and women. Our Annex is located just steps away from our main shop on Howard Avenue!

 
 
 
 
 

10419 Fawcett Street
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 942-4707

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday:
11 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Photo of the Look Ahead Annex in Kensington, MD