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The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired is a member of Community Shares of Wisconsin, a member-directed federation that raises money to support its 60+ member agencies that work for social, economic and environmental justice at the local, state and national levels. Member agencies like the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired will receive 100% of your gift when it comes through Community Shares.

If you work for a company that offers a workplace giving campaign through Community Shares, you can contribute to the Council during your workplace giving campaign or go to the Community Shares website ( where you can click on the Donate Now button.

You can double your gift if your employer offers a Matching Gifts Program. Ask your human resources department for more information about how to obtain a matching gift.

Payroll Contribution
One of the easiest ways for you to help people who are blind or visually impaired is to give through Community Shares of Wisconsin through payroll contribution. On your pledge form, you can authorize your employer to deduct the amount of your choice each pay period. By using payroll contribution, you can spread out the total amount of your contribution over a longer period of time.  This may even make it possible for you to make a larger gift.

Both public and private employers offer workplace giving.  More than 100 employers, including federal agencies, the State of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Dane County, and the City of Madison, offer Community Shares of Wisconsin as a giving option for their employees in Wisconsin. Click here to see a complete list of participating employers to see if your employer is included.

Community Shares Donor Policy
As a donor through Community Shares, your name will never be sold to other organizations. Member agencies may not solicit donors who give to them through Community Shares. If you prefer to remain anonymous, Community Shares will withhold your name from publications and donor lists.

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