Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

To provide vision rehabilitation, eye health services and education that promote independence,
to collaborate with and train professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 · Ph: 305.856.2288 · Fx: 305-285.6967 · info@miamilighthouse.org 

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Miami Lighthouse is among top 2% of nonprofits in the nation

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Hurricane Irma ravaged South Florida and in its path left many without power. Imagine being blind and living alone during a natural disaster. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind opened its doors to many of our blind and visually impaired seniors who had no food, power or air-conditioning. In the wake of Hurricane Irma Miami Lighthouse became a sanctuary for the blind. We are committed to helping our blind seniors get back on their feet. Please donate now to help provide for our blind seniors in need.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired featured on CSPAN

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen congratulates Miami Lighthouse for our new Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

"Two Million Dollar Four-Year Challenge" to sustain the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ announced at Grand Opening.

Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually impaired children from birth through pre-kindergarten. The new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™. You can help to sustain this one-of-a-kind Center.


Upcoming Events

February 14th, 2018 McCrea Family Volunteer Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, February 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we celebrate Valentine's Day at the Annual McCrea Family Volunteer Luncheon sponsored by David B. McCrea at Miami Lighthouse.

 
May 16th, 2018 Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami

Join the Miami eye care community at "Music Under The Stars: Bon Appétit Miami" on Wednesday, May 16th at Miami Lighthouse to celebrate over 25 years of free eye examinations for more than 111,000 children in need who failed their school vision screening but had no resources for eye care.

 

Miami Lighthouse Band

The Miami Lighthouse band or smaller ensembles are available to perform for public and private engagements in the community including weddings, bar mitzvahs, business, government and charity events at reasonable fees. To learn more about our Miami Lighthouse band and musicians click here.


In the News

HOW VIRGINIA JACKO WENT FROM STUDENT TO CEO OF MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE
Click here to read Indulge Magazine's feature article in The Mover's section on Miami Lighthouse's visionary leader Virginia A. Jacko.

Miami Lighthouse was named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by Miami New Times
According to WalletHub, its researchers found a distinct lack of volunteerism and car-ing for the vulnerable, suggesting Miamians are perhaps a bit self-centered. But it's never too late to change that perception, and there's no better place to begin than at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, one of the city's oldest charitable organizations serving the visually impaired. Click here to read more about it.

Congratulations to the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ Pre-K graduates, Class of 2017!
Proud parents and teachers looked on as six adorable four-year olds, both sighted and visually impaired, paraded into the classroom to receive their Certificate of Achievement. Wearing caps and gowns for the big event, they were welcomed by Virginia Jacko, Miami Lighthouse President & CEO. Click here to read more about it.

MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. Among the approximately 8,000 charities evaluated, only 39 nonprofits are in the top 1%. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read the full press release and you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.


Reviewing Websites for Accessibility Compliance

Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public entities. We recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of assistive technologies. Click here to read "Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access" an op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald. Click here to read "Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning" by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more about Website and Electronic Information Accessibility Consulting Services offered by Miami Lighthouse click here.

 

 
 
   
   
   

 

 

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

 

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.

 

 

                 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

 

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

   
                     

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

 

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.