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Radio Eye: Donate

Who You're Supporting

Man in dark shirt and shirts with basketball pressed to his forward, ready to shoot the ball

Mike Barnard has been an avid listener of Radio Eye for over 25 years. Having been totally blind since birth, he relies on us to bring him the news every day.

“Without Radio Eye, I would not be able to hear the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mt. Sterling Advocate, or the local sports news,” he says.

It’s a joy, he says, to be able to listen to the news and then point things out to his mother. “I couldn’t do that before.”

One thing Mike really likes about our service is that real people are reading the news, in the form of our volunteers.

“To say all the volunteers do a good job would be an understatement,” Mike says. “Their expressions are great!”

Mike loves playing basketball in his spare time. Here, you can see him about to throw the ball on the small court in his backyard.

More Donation Options

Check: Please make check donations payable to, "Radio Eye", and send them to:

Radio Eye

c/o Amy Hatter

1733 Russell Cave Road

Lexington, KY 40505

Retirement account: You can choose to have funds distributed from your retirement account to go directly to us. Depending on the type of account, this is one way to minimize your tax burden while at the same time meeting the distribution requirement on your account. Simply contact the manager for your account to set this up.

Vehicle (i.e. car, truck, RV, or boat): You can donate your vehicle through a super-convenient process at Vehicles for Charity. Simply fill out this form and they'll take care of the rest.

Stock: Donate your appreciated stock, and you may be able to deduct the full fair-market value from your taxable income, while Radio Eye receives the full value without taxes! This is probably the most efficient way to donate for those in such a financial position. Please contact us by e-mail and we'll gladly help you set this up. Or you can donate stock to a donor-advised fund and then make a grant to us through that account.

Donate by Will: Donation by will often gives supporters a flexibility in their donation that they would not be able to achieve by other means. Thank you for considering this option. The information below will permit you to include us in your will.

Our legal name: Radio Eye Inc.
Our Tax ID: 61-1148801

Sample bequest wording:

Sample #1, Percentage Bequest: “I devise to Radio Eye Inc. (tax identification number 61-1148801), a charitable corporation organized under Kentucky law, _______% of the rest and residue of my estate."

Sample #2, Residuary Bequest: ”I devise to Radio Eye Inc. (tax identification number 61-1148801), a charitable corporation organized under Kentucky law, the rest and residue of my estate."

Sample #3, Bequest for a Specific Amount: “I devise to Radio Eye Inc. (tax identification number 61-1148801), a charitable corporation organized under Kentucky law, the sum of $________________ ."

Sample #4, Contingent Bequest: ”In the event that (name or names; i.e., spouse, children, sibling, heirs) do not survive me, or die during the administration of my estate, within ____ days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I devise to Radio Eye Inc. (tax identification number 61-1148801), a charitable corporation organized under Kentucky law."

Designate Us on Amazon: You can also have a percentage of your Amazon purchases go to us through the Amazon Smile program. Note that only a tiny fraction of what you spend goes to us, but it can add up when many use it with shopping they would do anyway.

Kroger Community Rewards: You can donate to us by shopping at Kroger, through their Community Rewards programOur organization number is #12103.

 

If you have any trouble giving, please contact us at amy.hatter@radioeye.org and we can provide you with assistance.