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You can’t give the gift of sight but you can give the gift of independence!

Helen Keller raised $1,000 to help launch the Maine Institution for the Blind in 1905. Today we are The Iris Network but our need for donor support has never been greater. The Iris Network depends on the generosity of people like you to continue to serve individuals who are suffering from, or are at risk for, vision loss.

There are a number of ways to become a Donor:

Make an online gift:
This is the fastest and easiest way to give, whether a one-time or recurring gift.

Mail a gift:
Send your check to: The Iris Network, c/o Contributions Office, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102.

Call in your gift:
Call (207) 774-6273 to make a Visa or Master Card contribution. All gifts in any amounts are very helpful and truly appreciated.

Pay tribute in a meaningful way:
Consider a meaningful tribute by making a gift to The Iris Network in honor of a friend or loved one. This method of giving is also very appropriate as a memorial gift rather than sending flowers or other traditional expressions of sympathy. The closest family member will be notified of your very thoughtful gift.

Make a gift of stocks:
The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax deductible and you will not be obligated to pay any capital gains taxes on appreciation.

Matching Gifts:
Many companies offer matching gift programs that will match your gift to The Iris Network. Please inquire with your company and mail your completed matching gift form to the Iris Network.

Designate Your United Way Gift:
If your employer conducts an employee campaign through the United Way of Greater Portland and you participate, you may designate a portion, or all, of your United Way gift to The Iris Network.

Leave a legacy through a planned gift:
A planned gift of any size is a powerful message that conveys generosity as well as a commitment to the mission of The Iris Network. Though a bequest through a will is the most common planned gift, other examples include life insurance, retirement plans, real estate, property or charitable trusts.

COME WALK WITH US on October 15, 2016!


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