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Last year, despite challenges from the pandemic we still served over 700 children. We need your help to continue our critical work to make a difference in the lives of children with vision loss!

We need our VIPS supporters help more than ever during this uniquely challenging time with the gift of a new donation or pledge, or continuing your existing your support. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

Lilly Endowment Inc. and Nina Mason Pulliam grants bring VIPS near capital campaign goal

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) Indiana announced it has received grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in the amounts of $300,000 and $250,000 respectively for its Envision the Future capital and operations campaign. The grants are instrumental in helping VIPS complete the future Family Resource Center near…

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25+ KIWANIANS WHO CARE GIVE VIPS $5,000 AT INAUGURAL NIGHT OF GIVING

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — 25+ Kiwanians Who Care (Indiana District), a new club concept of the youth-serving organization, Kiwanis International, chose nonprofit Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) as their inaugural Night of Giving winner. VIPS Indiana Regional Director and former VIPS mom, Meredith Howell, gave a virtual presentation to almost 50 Kiwanis members, all joining Zoom…

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VIPS AMBASSADOR, BRIA BYRD, RAISES AWARENESS OF AMBLYOPIA

Louisville, KY – November 10, 2020 Bria Byrd is a sophomore at Elizabethtown High School and an ambassador to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS), a nonprofit based in Louisville, focused on providing education and intervention services to children born with blindness or visual impairment in Kentucky or Indiana.  Byrd chose VIPS as the charity she…

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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

VIPS INDIANA ANNOUNCES GRANT FROM THE NINA MASON PULLIAM CHARITABLE TRUST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has granted Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana) an award of $75,000 to support Central Indiana’s youngest children who are blind or visually impaired with vision-specific early intervention.  VIPS Indiana is a nonprofit agency that provides critical early intervention services to young Hoosiers, birth to three,…

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AWS Foundation to Support Services for Babies and Toddlers with Blindness/Low Vision in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The AWS Foundation has awarded Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana) a grant of $21,250 to be used for vision-specific early intervention services to northeast Indiana’s babies and toddlers with blindness/low vision. “The Early Childhood Intervention Program is so important to young children who are blind or visually impaired and in need of…

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Gheens Foundation Awards VIPS with a $50,000 Gift

Visually Impaired Preschool Services was recently awarded a $50,000 gift from the Gheens Foundation to be used for in-home early intervention visits by VIPS teachers as well as for two- to five-year-olds who attend Kids Town Preschool at VIPS. “We were completely overwhelmed at the generosity of the Gheens Foundation,” said Diane Nelson, VIPS Executive…

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Planned Giving in Retirement

Planned Giving

Have you ever thought you might want to leave a gift in your will to VIPS or another charity of your choice?
A few years ago my husband Charlie and I sat down with our lawyer to update our wills. It had been a long time since we had made any changes. Our lawyer has a great “bedside manner” and obviously has helped many people over his professional career to write their wills. He asked us many good questions, one of which was “what charitable organizations mean the most to you, and would you like to remember any in your will?” My answer was obviously “yes!”

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