The Wall of Light at the Mary Bryant Home
In recognition of our donors, a plaque resides outside the administrative offices, complete with Braille
The Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the embodiment of Mary Bryant’s dream of providing a safe, independent living environment for visually impaired individuals. It began with the initial gift of her life savings at the time of her passing and has continued on through the unselfish gifts of our generous donors.
For over 70 years, the Mary Bryant Home Association, Inc., has operated the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing both monetary and volunteer support to the Mary Bryant Home. Our board of directors consisting of blind, visually impaired, and sighted members ensure each dollar is allocated appropriately to provide a quality supportive living community for all its residents.
Donations come in many forms, such as dues for memberships to the Association, cash, stocks, bonds, memorial gifts, bequests, and in-kind gifts. All donations are tax deductible and we recognize our donors for a variety of giving levels:
Our residents love to meet new people, and they look forward each week to the visitors and volunteers who come to participate in activities with them. And our volunteers regularly tell us how good they feel after spending time with the residents.
We have begun participating in the Prairie Farms Bottle Cap through the Springfield Noon Lions Club. Check out this link on YouTube to follow the life of a mere milk bottle cap and see how Mary Bryant Home is involved!
There are a number of ways you can volunteer your time at the Mary Bryant Home:
Gardening in the courtyard is always enjoyed
Valentine's Day Dance