Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages
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Ways to Get Involved
with Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Spread the Word on Social Media

Miami Lighthouse is sometimes described as a best kept secret. You can help us change that.

Please connect with us and help by reposting, sharing, and referring our news via your social networks. Connect now by clicking on the following links:

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Create a Facebook Fundraiser

More and more, people are creating fundraisers on their birthday rather than have their friends buy them gifts. Facebook's feature that allows people to set up fundraisers on their birthdays is becoming increasingly popular, and now, Miami Lighthouse is excited that it can be your fundraiser's beneficiary.

To participate, click on the following link:

Come to an Event

Miami Lighthouse events bring the community together around important happenings and are opportunities to have fun in a social setting.

You and your friends are welcome to attend. For a listing of our events click here.


The donation of time and effort from our corps of dedicated volunteers is critical in our work changing the lives of over 90,000 people each year. We literally couldn't do it without you.

To volunteer click here and send the completed volunteer form to Jose Riopedre at

Set up a School Service Event

Like never before, students are looking for ways to make a positive impact on the world, and we are thankful to see that local schools are beginning to set up service events.

For information and ideas on how your student or your school can get involved, please click on the links below:

Student Volunteer Opportunities
School Fundraiser via Book Sale, Car Wash, etc
And much more!

For more information, please contact Jose Riopedre.

Join the Miami Lighthouse Team

Work can be more than just a paycheck. It is also about what you give back to the world around you. At Miami Lighthouse, a small group of people make a big impact on the lives of over 75,000 people each year.

Miami Lighthouse is also a great place to work: our employees' average tenure is over 7 years.

We are hiring. See what jobs are available, and help us by referring these jobs to friends and colleagues as well by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Jose Riopedre.

Miami Lighthouse, named one of the best run charities in America by Charity Navigator, spends only 8 cents of every dollar on administration. We take your donation seriously, and don't waste it.

We rely on your generosity to help us make an impact on lives of the blind and visually impaired. There is so much more we can do with your help! Click here to make a donation.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Miami Lighthouse has great corporate sponsors and we want your company to get involved.

We work with sponsors to create enriching employee experience and build beneficial corporate exposure.

Employee Volunteer Day
Event Sponsorship
Create a Company Fundraiser
Vision Screening Sponsorship Day
And much more!

For more information, please contact Cameron Sisser.


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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following


AER accredited

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 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.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.


Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)


Florida Blue Foundation

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.

The Beacon Council

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

Marlins Charity Partner

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.

Health Foundation of South Florida

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

Miami Today

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


Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

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

United Homecare

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

South Florida Business Journal

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

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

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

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".


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