SAMBT is a non profit organisation established in 1998 as a trust. We provide independence training to blind and partially sighted people throughout South Africa, in townships and rural areas.
SAMBT has 501(c)(3) charity status in the USA .
U.S.-based donors can now support our activities at SAMBT in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the Friends of South African Mobility for the Blind Trust at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.
If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:
- Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.
- Gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write Friends of South African Mobility for the Blind Trust in the memo section of the check, and send to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
- Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS at: email firstname.lastname@example.org , phone (212) 713 7660.
A breakdown of costs
- You can pay for the cost of the equipment that we need to give to our clients on an annual basis. This includes white canes, talking watches and money templates. Our total equipment bill comes to R154 000 per year, which is $12 000. This equipment helps all of the rural beneficiaries who we train on an annual basis.
- You can pay for the cost of training just one person, or more. That will amount to R18 000 ($1 100). For this amount, one blind person in a rural area will gain the independence they yearn for.
- You can cover the cost of a three-month training programme. That will cost you R220 000 ($13 000). This amount will help 12 blind people in rural South Africa to learn the skills they need to become independent.