Dear RestoringVision supporter,
We'd like to take a moment to share exciting news from RestoringVision, and to thank you for creating access to glasses with us.
In March of this year, RestoringVision Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mac Humphries, visited Guatemala with two of our institutional donors: FGX International and the Shelter Hill Foundation. With the help of our service delivery partners Food For The Poor and Caritas of Guatemala, the group was able to experience first-hand the extraordinary impact that reading glasses have on the lives of people in need.
Paul Shiverick, Trustee of Shelter Hill Foundation, said of the trip, "It is something that we take for granted. In the developed world, everybody who needs a pair of glasses basically has glasses. It is amazing how many people in the third world that need glasses don’t have them.”
To raise awareness on the global lack of access to glasses, we're celebrating #ReadingGlassesDay on June 7. This commemorative date is an opportunity to raise awareness about the lack of access to reading glasses in developing countries, and the impact that glasses have on people’s lives. By focusing attention on this problem and bringing people together, we can make a difference.
As part of Reading Glasses Day, RestoringVision is launching a fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to create access to glasses for 25,000 people living in impoverished communities in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania. Thanks to the generosity of the RestoringVision Board of Directors, all donations up to $10,000 will be matched!
Addressing the global health crisis of uncorrected vision impairment takes an all hands on deck approach, and we can't do it without your support. With your contribution, we can help even more people in need. Please click here to support #ReadingGlassesDay with a donation today.
Thank you for giving the gift of sight with us!
The RestoringVision Team
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