There are many ways to support vision research other than donating directly.
iGive.com is a website that serves as a portal to hundreds of retail sites and gives us money every time you buy from one of them. The first time you visit igive.com, please register and list VOC as your charity. Retailers affiliated with iGive donate an average of 3 percent (depending on the establishment) of your purchase price to us. You can either shop from www.igive.com, or install the optional iGive Button (a simple web browser app), which automatically kicks in at participating stores.
eScrip: Enroll your grocery loyalty cards, credit/debit/ATM cards with www.escrip.com/ and designate VOC as a beneficiary to which participating retailers can contribute a percentage of your card purchases. eScrip is also used at Shoprite, Safeway, and Vons stores nationwide.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. So visit smile.amazon.com and select us as the charity to receive donations from eligible purchases. Then make sure to make your Amazon purchases from the smile.amazon.com site.
Employer-sponsored campaigns: Designate VOC during annual campaigns, such as the Combined Federal Campaign (for federal employees) and United Way.
Employer Matching Gift Programs: Some companies will match up to 100 percent of their employees’ donations. Check with your human resources department for details on how you may be able to increase the value of your gift to VOC. Some employers require a charity be registered as a recipient with them. If your company requires a registration, please send us the appropriate forms and we will take care of the rest.