Donate to CCVI

Photo by Austin Walsh Studio


If you would like to make a donation to the Teresa R. LaManno Scholarship, please click the "Make A Donation" button below.

Nearly two-thirds of CCVI's annual budget must be raised through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, service groups and the United Way, as well as the proceeds from fundraising events.

Help us continue to provide instruction, therapy and support to the children and families in our program. We've provided a few cost examples to match with a donation, but we appreciate gifts of any amount.

In honor of CCVI's 62nd year
One field trip on a city bus
One hour of braille or therapy
One month's mileage cost for an Infant Teacher
One month's tuition
Lunch program for one month for three classrooms

Donors may deduct contributions to CCVI as provided in Section 170 of the tax code. CCVI does not sell or distribute donors' personal information.

Purchase Gifts:

A Taste of Kansas City II, Menus and More

A Taste of Kansas City II, Menus and More

$31.00 (includes shipping)

With A Taste of Kansas City, Then and Now in its sixth printing, the Friends of CCVI decided it was time for a second cookbook. Inside the pages you will find delicious recipes, tempting menus, a section on buying local and photos of the children inspiring us to complete A Taste of Kansas City II, Menus and More. Your purchase supports the 199 children currently enrolled at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired!

A Taste of Kansas City - Then and Now Cookbook

A Taste of Kansas City, Then and Now

$26.00 (includes shipping)

Savor this inspired collection of recipes and fascinating histories from Kansas City's most famous restaurants! Recipes for appetizers, breakfast and breads, soups, entrees, desserts and much, much more. Sales benefit the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired. More than 250 pages.

Through excellent media coverage for each of these projects, the visibility of CCVI has been greatly enhanced and thousands of individuals have volunteered to work on these fundraising events and at the Center in the classrooms and office.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) believes in the rights of donors and subscribes to the following Donor Bill of Rights developed by the following organizations: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). The full text of the Donor Bill of Rights is as follows (see

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to:
The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI)
3101 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 841-2284