Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose. 


Through programs and services for the blind,visually impaired and those with deteriorating vision, the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association unlocks opportunities and opens doors for growth, happiness and new experiences.  With  the help of our donors, volunteers, and other supporters, our participants gain independence and confidence to lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives.

Our 111th Anniversary 

Like many service organizations, the Covid 19 pandemic hit us hard.  The participants of our program have not been in our facility since March 12, 2020 when the world shut down.  We were at the start of our 11th anniversary campaign, to raise much needed funds for the organization.  The world is opening back up, and so are we!  But in order to keep functioning, we need your help!  Please consider donating so we may continue our mission of 
111 years!  

New Jersey Blind Citizens is celebrating 111 years of service! 

NJBCA is celebrating 111 years of service to the blind, visually impaired and those with deteriorating vision.   It is our passion  to be able to continue on our journey of unlocking opportunities, opening doors and fostering an atmosphere of  confidence, empowerment and community.  

For 111 years, NJBCA has sustained solely on the generosity of others.  We do not receive funding from any federal, state, county or municipal entity and this why we appeal for donations.   

Please consider joining us in our 1101h anniversary campaign to raise $110,000- to persevere in the continuation of our mission.   We hope for the next 111 years! 



Did you know that more than a quarter million people in NJ are blind or have a serious visual impairment? Vision loss an have a devastating impact on an individual as well as family and friends.  Ordinary tasks become full of fear and worry.  Difficulty cooking, writing a check, reviewing the mail- even losing the ability to drive safely- all can erode self confidence.  Constantly having to rely on family and friends- who often do not  understand vision os and how to help or not help- can take a dramatic toll on a persons morale.  This is why the sharing activities of a group are often beneficial to people with low or deteriorating vision- and is also beneficial to the families as well. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from attending such a group, please give us al call!  WE invite you to become part of a community and family that understands.  Please reach out and call to discuss the possibilities and resources available!  732-291-0878

 Anne's Thrift Shop



Wednesdays and 


9 am - 1 pm


At this time, you no longer need to make advance arrangements.  Drop off can happen between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday's and Saturdays.  

Anne's Thrift Shop  Is a quaint little store overlooking Sandy Hook Bay on a quiet, scenic street in the Leonardo section of Middletown. The shop is operated and run by volunteers and  the NJBCA Ladies Auxiliary.

The proceeds are used to help further the mission of the NJBCA. - to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose. 

Always new and exciting items! A wonderful little thrift shop full of treasures and bargains! Gently used clothing, shoes, household items, vintage items, knick knacks and many other treasures!


Please note we are no longer able to accept donations of  tv's, VCR's. electronics, furniture, vhs tapes, books or large wall art.