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.


Save the Dates!

Saturday, April 18th

Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner

15th NJBCA Gift Auction

Friday, June 12th

NJBCA Ladies Auxiliry Officers 2020


Joyce Schack---President

Carol Graham---V. Pres.

Marie Sawyer---Secretary

Louise Herbert---Treasurer




Board of Trustees 2020


 Charles Blood 




      Vice President     


 Larry Caminiti



 Robert Guijarro


 Craig Finnegan 


 Patricia Guijarro

Frank Schack

Michael Weite



Did you know that more than a quarter million people in NJ are blind or have a serious visual impairment?  Vision loss can have a devastating impact on an individual and on their families.  

Ordinary tasks can quickly 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 don't understand vision loss 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 for the families as well.  

If you or someone you know could benefit from attending such a group, please give us a call!  We invite you to become part of a community and family that understands.  

Please call our office to discuss the possibilities and resources available!  

Office line- 732-291-0878

Stacey Stefanski- Director



Wednesdays and 


9 am - 1 pm

 Anne's Thrift Shop

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 nacks and many other treasures!


Items for donation can be dropped off to the thrift store during operating hours or to the main building Monday  - Thursday

9 am to 3 pm.


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


Please do NOT leave items for donation on the stairs outside the office or the thrift store or in the driveway.  

Donations may only be dropped off when there is someone in the office or during thrift shop hours or unless prior arrangements have been made by contacting the NJBCA office at 732-291-0878. 

We appreciate every donation, however, several donations have been left outside recently and with unpredictable weather, have gotten wet or ruined.  

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding

Thrift shop hours are Wednesday and Saturday 9am-1pm. 

Office hours are Monday-Thursday

9 am -3 pm.