The American Council of the Blind accepts tax-deductible donations at its Dearborn Heights thrift store, 23830 Ford Road, at the corner of Telegraph.
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 contributors’ homes.
All items are cleaned up as much as possible and sold through the store. For senior citizens, age 55 and up, every Wednesday they get an additional 25% off their purchase. 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.