The American Council of the Blind accepts tax-deductible donations at its Detroit thrift store, 19322 W. Warren, near the Dearborn Heights border.
Donations can include all types of clothes, shoes, working appliances (electric only), furniture, toys, TV’s and small electronics, jewelry, books, art, exercise equipment, lawn and garden equipment, dishes and other kitchen items, bedding and miscellaneous items.
ACB will pick up materials at the home of the contributors.
All items are cleaned up as much as possible and sold through the store. Profits from the store are used to support ACB services such as scholarships to blind and low-vision people (more than 20 scholarships are awarded annually), ACB Internet Radio, the Braille Forum (a free monthly magazine for the blind, published in Braille, large print and cassette versions), and advocacy for the disabled in general and the blind in particular.
ACB also helps the newly blind learn to cope with the challenges of blindness, with job re-training and with the use of technology.