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Honor Your Favorite Teacher with a Gift to the Helen Keller Archives

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Jawaharlal Nehru, Coretta Scott King, Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt….they are all in AFB's Helen Keller Archival Collection!

Helen Keller worked at the American Foundation for the Blind for 44 years, and entrusted us with her entire collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and treasured artifacts from her travels around the world. Thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, we have an opportunity to preserve priceless materials for generations to come.

But the massive and costly work of digitizing this huge collection goes please donate today, and help us preserve the Helen Keller Archives!

We’ve been given an extension! A loyal friend of the American Foundation for the Blind has generously offered to match each and every donation we receive before October 31, 2017 – up to $50,000. Donate today, and your gift will be worth twice as much!

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Send a Free Helen Keller e-Card!

Once your gift is processed, you will have an opportunity to customize a free Helen Keller e-card to send to someone special.

Helen kneels with four children who are all holding toys
A white line on a red background extends to the right and curves into the shape of a heart. Inside the heart are the words "Cultivate love, for love is the light that gives the eye to see great and noble things. - Helen Keller" The AFB logo is to the left of the heart, and above it, the words "Happy Valentine's Day" in script lettering.
Helen Keller cutting a birthday cake with her AFB colleagues Robert Barnett and Eric Boulter on her 75th birthday

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Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, finger spelling circa 1883
  • $10 donation (1 letter): create access to a letter from an American Indian school child from the Sioux Nation in North Dakota to Helen Keller. Written in 1929, this letter has never been seen before.
  • $30 donation (3 photos): capture three photographs—from the First, Second, and Korean Wars—of Helen visiting veterans.
  • $100 donation (1 architectural drawing): create instant online access to an architectural drawing of Helen Keller's purpose-built home in Connecticut.
  • $200 donation (1 film clip): watch newly mastered and captioned film footage from Helen Keller's life.

Learn more about why digitizing the Helen Keller Archives is so important.

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Resource Development
American Foundation for the Blind
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AFB is a registered 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization (EIN: 13-5562161)