Ways to Help

Why Give?

Your financial support is deeply appreciated and encouraged. Contributions enable us to provide vital current services and explore new innovations. By selecting NCAVI as a recipient of your charitable dollar, you become a member of the NCAVI Family, a valued partner with us in helping people who are blind or visually impaired achieve or maintain their independence.

NCAVI respects the privacy of those who so generously give in support of its many important programs. With this in mind, it is the policy of the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired not to give, lease, or sell the names of its contributors to any organization, profit or not-for-profit.

Our funding comes primarily through donations, fundraisers, grants, United Way donations, and contracts with the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.


If you would like to make a donation to NCAVI, you can do so by check, money order or by downloading and mailing a donation form by CLICKING HERE. If you’d like to pay online you can do that here:


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Many supporters of NCAVI send donation as a tribute to a friend or relative on a special occasion such as a birthday – or anniversary or as a memorial remembrance. These thoughtful gifts are acknowledged to the person or family, but no amount is shown. You may send your donation directly to the main office. Please be sure to indicate the name of the person that your gift is in honor of or in memory of, as well as your address.

For more Information please contact:
Amy L. Kretser – Executive Director
22 US Oval – Suite B-15
Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
(518) 562-2330 – Central Office
(518) 562-2331 – Fax
E-mail: ncavi2001@yahoo.com


The NCAVI Board of Directors is reaching out into the community we serve to recruit Board Members with new ideas, new talents and a passion to help those with visual impairments. We would like to have additional representation on our Board of Directors from Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. If you are interested, please call the central office at 518-562-2330. Help us to continue to make a difference in your community.


  • Organize and assist with NCAVI fund raisers
  • Acting as an ambassador for NCAVI promoting our mission by speaking to groups about the work we do
  • Transportation: Perhaps transporting visually impaired people to appointments, to a super market or other store, to school, to work, to visit friends etc.
  • Housekeeping: Perhaps assisting visually impaired people with house cleaning
  • Managing records, completing forms, reading the newspaper, cooking etc.