The Chicago Lighthouse


Founded in 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse is a comprehensive private rehabilitation and educational facility dedicated to assisting children, youth and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled by providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services. The Lighthouse operates 28 programs in 15 locations, in Chicago and across the state, serving 65,000 people each year. Many programs were firsts in the Midwest: the first Low Vision Clinic, the first Center for Blind and Multi-Disabled Children, the first Adaptive Technology Center for computer users. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, the Chicago Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency.

How Your Donation Helps

54.9% of your car donation will go toward helping The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired with their project: Call Center Operations.

8.7% will go toward the project: Instructional Materials Center.

8.6% will go toward the project: Vision Rehabilitation and Research.



  • School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Job training, counseling, or assistance
  • Fundraising

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1933

Your donations to The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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