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30 Days of Giving

Help the Lighthouse raise $100,000 during our month-long campaign. DOUBLE your gift in support of individuals affected by vision loss!

Greg, an Army veteran, diagnosed with Stargardt Macular Degeneration, enjoys time with son.

Want to be a Part of Something BIG?

You can provide hope, empowerment and independence to children, teens, adults and seniors affected by vision loss, during the month of April, through Lighthouse’s 30 Days of Giving campaign.

All donations, up to $500, made online through the Flanzer Trust will be matched during our 30 Days of Giving, April 1-30!

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center provides training and rehabilitation to foster independence, productivity and improved quality of life to more than 500 individuals with vision loss each year. Our certified instructors provide over 10,000 direct service hours providing adaptive techniques, educational and skills training that accomplishes everyday tasks and includes adjustment to vision loss courses, mobility training, technology training, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, and transitions from high school to higher learning all at NO COST. BUT WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Please join the Lighthouse during our 30 Days of Giving campaign.

Meet Greg, a U.S. Army veteran, who was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. Greg with assistance and training from the Lighthouse values his independence. Hear Greg’s story, by clicking this link.

Greg hanging flags on a fence
Greg, a veteran of the U.S. Army, received services from the Lighthouse that helped him to independence.

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is thrilled to partner with The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust in their Matching Gift Program during our 30 Days of Giving. The Flanzer Contribution Matching Program inspires locals across the Suncoast to make a difference in their communities through meaningful gifts that result in greater opportunities for those who need assistance the most. With the assistance of the matching gift program, Lighthouse challenges YOU to make a gift, up to $500, which will be matched $1:$1 during our 30 Days of Giving Campaign.

To DOUBLE your gift today, click here to go to the Flanzer Trust and follow the directions below:

  • Go to
  • Click “Donate Now”.
  • Enter your contact information and Choose “Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center” as the recipient.
  • Click “Submit” button.
  • Click “Click here to finalize your donation through PayPal”.
  • Enter the donation amount you wish to be DOUBLED (you may choose to make a monthly donation). To complete the transaction, click “Donate with debit or credit card”.
  • You will receive a receipt for your gift. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LIGHTHOUSE!

View Greg’s Story

For more information or questions about 30 Days of Giving or general giving to the Lighthouse, please email Terri Medina.