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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.


Make a difference in the life of a child who is visually impaired!

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Choose a VIPS office for your donation:

A Different Way of Learning

VIPS believes that children with visual impairments are children first and need the same types of experiences as their sighted peers. However, these children have to gather information about the world in different ways. Certified teachers from VIPS who specialize in early childhood education can show these children how to use their remaining vision and other senses to learn about their world. Parents and caregivers also learn about their child’s diagnosis, are provided with tools for teaching at home, and gain a better understanding on how to advocate for their child.

VIPS is a nonprofit agency in Kentucky and Indiana that is dedicated to meeting the specialized educational needs of visually impaired babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. There are still many unmet needs, especially in rural areas where families frequently lack the resources for obtaining information and services to help their children. VIPS is committed to securing the resources to sustain our current programming as well as meet these unmet needs. A donation to VIPS is an investment in the futures of these children with very specialized needs. We can't do what we do without individuals like you.

How do we use your donation?

Grants, fundraising, and private donors allow us to provide specialized services to the children we serve as well as our operating expenses, so you can give knowing your donation will directly impact the life of a child with visual impairment.

VIPS breakdown of donations and how they are spent.

Planned Giving

Charitable giving through your estate plan.

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Donors may become a VIPS legacy member by providing a gift through, but not limited to the following:

  • Endowment Gift
  • Bequest
  • Charitable Annuity
  • Trust
  • Life Estate Gift
  • Insurance

Sensory Garden Brick

Purchase a special commemorative brick

Buy a Sensory Garden Brick

These bricks will be laid in our Sensory Garden. They can be inscribed with up to four lines of commemoration for that special loved one.

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Donate to VIPS.

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.

Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Supporting VIPS has never been easier–just shop at Kroger and scan your Plus Card! Here's how to enroll:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in to your online account or create one if you do not already have an online account.
  3. After you login or create an account, find and select our organization and click "Save".

You'll start earning rewards for our organization right away on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus Card!  Learn more at and thank you for your support.

* Remember, you will need to re-enroll August of every year.

AmazonSmile program benefitting Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Support VIPS when you Shop at Amazon

Shop at AmazonSmile to support VIPS and our programs every time you buy. It's the same Amazon you know–same products, same prices–and 0.5% of each purchase price is donated to Visually Impaired Preschool Services.

AmazonSmile program benefitting Visually Impaired Preschool Services

To support VIPS when you shop at Amazon use the following two ways to begin:

1. Create a bookmark
Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to

2. Install the Amazon Assistant
Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to

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