Estonian Blind Masseurs Association: “Help the visually impaired start working independently!”
How does your donation help?
We help visually impaired people all over Estonia acquire a suitable profession and start independent work on the open labour market or in massage centres supported by the EBMA. Your donations will help us open two new massage rooms.
By spring 2015, we would like to open two more massage rooms at the centre to offer up to 20 masseurs the opportunity to work there. We need help to build the support systems we need for our activities – the total cost of two new massage rooms is 20,000 euros.
In spring 2013 we opened the EBMA Training and Massage Centre that makes it possible for visually impaired people to come and study the profession of masseur. Today 15 blind masseurs work at the centre. In addition, in 2013/2014 seven new blind masseurs acquired their qualifications.
The EBMA was established in 1999 in order to support people who’ve lost their eyesight in the acquisition of the qualifications of a masseur and finding a job as one.
We provide in-service training, introduce and intermediate massage equipment, distribute professional information, etc.
The organization is included on the list of income tax incentive non-profit organizations and the donors will get back the income tax paid from their donation and the donations made by companies are tax-free (Estonian Income Tax Act § 49). Read more about taxes: Donating and taxes.
- Private donations
- Swedbank rewards points
Here you can see the donations made to the organization since June 2014.
The donated Swebank Rewards Points will be transferred to the organizations and made visible twice a year – on December and June.