Why Gifts of Property Matter

Woman crossing the street You may not be in a position to give a large cash donation to CNIB, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an incredible difference in the future of our work. 

A gift of property, also called a “gift in kind,” allows you to donate tangible assets like real estate, works of art or a collection to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the support they need to thrive. 

Your property can make a world of difference

Every 12 minutes, someone in Canada begins to lose their vision. For many, it’s a life-changing experience with challenges at every turn.

We believe no Canadian should have to face vision loss alone. And with your help, they won’t have to.

Whether you donate a sculpture, piece of land or perhaps even a car, your gift of property will provide much-needed funding for CNIB programs and services for Canadians with vision loss of all ages – empowering them with the skills, confidence and opportunities to fully participate in life. 

What your gift can do 

  • Create a brighter future for kids, with one-on-one children’s services covering everything from literacy to social interaction.

  • Open doors to employment, through practical training in things like how to use a computer, write a résumé and track down job leads.
  • Give the opportunity for a full, active life, with programs that promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Help make prevention a priority, through projects that raise awareness about vision health and help prevent Canadians from losing their sight.
  • Fund research for a better world, designed to improve understanding of eye health and the needs of people who are blind or partially sighted.

  • Enable independence in everyday life, with practical support in everything from cooking to walking with a white cane. 

Learn more about the vast range of services​ that your gift of property will help us provide to people with vision loss in your community.