Improving your health and theirs

Written by Admin, published on February 9, 2016 Donate Today
Every summer since 2013, Brad and Jennifer Diggens have supported our Zambia well programs through their “Hike for Life” fundraiser. Click here to read more about this amazing father-daughter duo and others who are going great distances for Operation Eyesight.

Did your new year’s resolution actually start on February 1? (I’ve seen all the “February is the new January” posts in my Facebook newsfeed.) If so, Operation Eyesight has great ideas to help you achieve your fitness and lifestyle goals!

Often people resolve to lose weight or get in shape, and that’s easier to do if you have a specific goal to work toward or event to look forward to. That’s where we come in.

Many of our donors organize runs or hikes to raise money for Operation Eyesight. They make a plan, set a fundraising goal, and tell their friends and family all about it, which is a great way to create a network of supporters to help keep you motivated.

So if you’re looking to get fit – and want to have fun and support a great cause while doing it – be sure to check out our Fundraising Toolkit. It has everything you need to get started: brochures, activity ideas, posters, sample emails and more.

You can even create your own fundraising page online, making it easy for you to collect donations and keep your supporters updated on your progress. You can personalize the page with your messages, photos and videos. Get creative with it!

And if running or hiking isn’t your thing, why not try something else you enjoy? You can walk, ski, swim, jump rope, bike, Zumba or even hopscotch. The sky’s the limit!

We can’t organize the event for you (we wouldn’t want to steal all the fun), but we will cheer you on every step of the way! And once you’ve achieved your goal, we’d love to hear all about it so we can share the great news with our friends on social media. We may even feature your story in our newsletter.

The best part about all of this is not only will you be achieving your personal goal, you’ll also be helping others achieve theirs. In giving others the gift of sight, you’ll be providing them with the opportunity to do all the things they enjoy again; you’ll be giving them hope for a brighter future. What an incredible difference your actions can make!

We look forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for you. If you have any questions, or if you have ideas you’d like to run by us, just give us a call. Thank you for your support, and best of luck with your resolutions!