Ways to Donate and Support TBBC
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) Needs Your Help! When you donate to TBBC, you directly support individuals and families in your community who need a more effective way to read because of a physical impairment, a reading disability or a vision impairment. We are extremely careful with the dollars you entrust in our care. By making a donation today, you are helping transform lives one child, one adult at a time. Questions? Call TBBC toll-free at 800-792-8322, extension 802 or 835.
Donate by Mail: If you would like to make a donation by mail, please send your contribution in the form of money order or check to: NJSL/TBBC, Attn: Development Dept, 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618
Recognition Wall: Honor a valued patron by purchasing a book shaped plaque as part of our Recognition Wall in our Library.
Memorial Gifts or Tribute: Memorial gifts or a tribute are a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions or holidays, to thank a friend or relative, to honor someone special or to remember the life of a loved one. Notification of your gift will be sent to the honoree or family of the deceased.
Matching Gifts: You can increase your donation with employer matching funds! Many employers will match your personal donation. Check with your company for more information on matching gift programs.
Planned Giving: A gift bequest to TBBC is your guarantee that your gift will continue to benefit people in need of our services now and for years to come.
For more information, please call the Development Office: 1-800-792-8322 extension 835.
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center is a bureau of The New Jersey State Library and affiliated with Thomas Edison State University and Thomas Edison State University Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.
Volunteer at TBBC
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks.
Volunteer opportunities include (18+):
- Clerical support, data entry, scanning and assemble postal mailings.
- Prepare audiobooks for circulation by pulling cards, applying labels and prepare for processing.
- Pick and sort audio books, requires moderate activity, standing, the ability to push a cart up to 100+ pounds on wheels, remove audiobooks from shelving to cart and process audiobooks for recording.
- Pack audiobook recalls by scanning and boxing for mail, requires lifting up to 15 pounds per box.
- Two Offsite Events:
- Annual TBBC Golf Classic volunteer on or off the golf course. We are always seeking new Committee Members to join our growing event.
- Biennial Fall Festival necessitates sighted guides for our patrons during the day’s event.
If you would like to join a vibrant group of volunteers and staff, contact Linda Cerce at 800-792-8322 ext. 835, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering is a noble act of giving your time and services to another person or organization without the expectation of reward.
Friends of the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped
The Friends of the NJ Library for the Blind & Handicapped (NJLBH) is a 501(c)3 advocacy group whose mission is to support and promote the services and programs of the Talking Book & Braille Center, formerly known as the NJ Library for the Blind & Handicapped. The Friends meet twice a year on the first Saturday of June and December. Through newsletters, members are kept informed about projects supporting TBBC. The Friends work in conjunction with TBBC by supporting the needs of people with vision impairments through advocacy work (public speaking, letter writing, etc.) and collect an annual membership that is used to support TBBC’s much-appreciated services with an annual gift.
The Friends invite all interested people to become a member and appreciate all donations. Annual membership dues are $10.00 for individuals and $25.00 for families. You can send your gift and/or membership dues to: The Friends of the NJ Library for the Blind & Handicapped PO Box 434 Woodbridge, NJ 07095. For more information, contact the Officers of the Friends of NJLBH at email@example.com. You can also call The Friends at 609-888-5459.
- Joan Leonard, President
- Gina Grillo, Interim Vice President
- Mary Jo Partyka, Secretary
- Joyce Sowa, Treasurer