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Q: What is STAVI?

A: STAVI stands for Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired. Our Mission is to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired through services and employment opportunities.

Q: What does STAVI do?

A: STAVI is comprised of 2 main areas. The Manufacturing area provides meaningful employment for people who are legally blind. The Services side provides rehabilitative services to those who are blind or visually impaired.

Q: How is STAVI funded?

A: STAVI is funded in part by our manufacturing facility where we employ the legally blind. Additional funding is received from local groups, endowment income and donations through bequests and our Annual Fund Drive.

Q: Is STAVI a State Agency?

A: No. STAVI is a private, not for profit agency, reliant on our own income from our manufacturing facility that provides employment opportunities for the legally blind and income from donations and grants.

Q: Are my donations tax deductible?

A: Yes. STAVI is a 501(c)(3) registered not for profit agency and your donations are completely tax deductible.

Q: What are my donations used for?

A: All of your donated dollars are used for the cost of the rehabilitative services provided and to assist in the purchase of the adaptive devices for our clients.