Dots for Tots

PURPOSE

To improve the quality of life for all blind and visually impaired children through literature.

HOW DOES DOTS FOR TOTS WORK?

Dots for Tots is a braille and large print book program designed to promote reading and braille literacy for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Open to all blind and visually impaired children in Illinois.

For children 6 through 13 years of age.

Each child will receive 2 books per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. There is no subscription fee!!!

Also, each child will receive a game or toy at their birthday.

Enrollment in this program is not based on income.

OBJECTIVES

To provide public education about the nature and problems of blindness.

To provide mutual encouragement and support.

To educate school personnel and encourage them to expand and promote braille literacy.

To support and educate parents of blind and visually impaired children.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

There are several ways you can help blind and visually impaired children in Illinois:

Learn more about blindness by becoming acquainted with the blind and visually impaired children in your area and school districts.

Learn more about the Illinois Council of the Blind.

Support endeavors to improve the education and social outlets of blind and visually impaired children in Illinois.

Support Dots for Tots financially by direct contribution or bequests.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

All contributions for Dots for Tots will go towards ordering books for all the children in our program and related supplies. Contributions should be made payable to The Illinois Council of the Blind, DFT. Please include your name, address and phone number so a receipt may be issued. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

TO OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION
Email us at icb@icbonline.org or call 217-523-4967.

Click here to access the DOTS for TOTS enrollment form online.