Today is GivingTuesday and people all over the world are kicking off the holiday season by giving back! You can change lives today by helping us reach our GivingTuesday campaign goal: to raise $15,000 for our cataract surgery programs in India and Africa.
Every $50 donation will fund one sight-restoring cataract surgery for a patient in India or Africa. This means that if we reach our goal, our hospital partners will be able to provide cataract surgeries for 300 people who might otherwise go needlessly blind. Your support will help more children like Dorcas, more women like Shakila and more men like Bunu-Nye.
Many of our donors have already shown their support by making a donation online, planning their own fundraising event, or helping us spread the word to their family and friends. Our Calgary supporters will also be joining us tonight for our second annual “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament. Thank you all for your support!
We’re proud to have made GivingTuesday an annual event for Operation Eyesight. You may remember that in 2015, together we raised over $11,000 for our school screening programs in Kenya, and in 2014 we raised more than $7,400 for our Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Programs in India. Each year gets better and better – and it’s all thanks to generous donors like you!
Now, let’s see what we can do together on GivingTuesday 2016! I hope you’ll consider making a donation and/or sharing our fundraising page with your friends and family. Please, help us reach our goal today so together we can change lives tomorrow – For All The World To See!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for photos and updates from today’s activities. And thank you again for your support!