Contributions

 

Southern Eye Bank appreciates your financial support and contributions.  We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit, publicly-owned organization. Therefore, your contribution is fully deductible within the standards of the IRS tax codes and guidelines.





Monetary, Asset Transfer, and In-kind Contributions

Your donation will help individuals who suffer from corneal blindness. Every dollar you give helps fund programs aimed at increasing eye donation. For gifts of stock, estates, and other such resources, please contact Ms. Jenny Babineaux.  Our professional financial partners will be glad to assist you with your donation.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Eye Bank in memory of a loved one. To give a memorial donation, email Jenny Babineaux. Or call  (504) 891-3937, and she will collect relevant information about your gift. You may also send your contribution by regular mail. If you mail your donation, please include the following information:

  • deceased’s name
  • address of Next of Kin

Send your donation to Southern Eye Bank, 2701 Kingman Street, Suite 200, Metairie, LA 70006. After we receive your donation, we will send you a receipt for tax purposes. We will also send a memorial card to the deceased’s family. You may donate by either check or money order.

Donated Eyeglasses

To donate eyewear, call us at 504-891-3937. We will be happy to accept your gently-worn prescription and non-prescription eyewear. Please drop them off at our office. Our staff, in conjunction with the Jefferson parish Lions’ Clubs, prepares the eyewear for distribution. After the eyewear is repaired, cleaned,  and labeled, we distribute it to partner organizations. The Red Cross, homeless shelters, and Ophthalmic Missionary Teams all help deliver glasses to those in need.

Interested in seeing other ways you can get involved and support our causes? Joining our our community of volunteers and becoming a donor are always options!