GivingTuesday 2016: Hundreds of lives changed!
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Thanks to our GivingTuesday donors, more children like Dorcas will receive the gift of cataract surgery. Thank you!
Thanks to our GivingTuesday donors, more children like Dorcas will receive the gift of cataract surgery. Thank you!

On November 29, a month ago today, we kicked off the holiday giving season with GivingTuesday! It’s a special day dedicated to giving back around the world, and we’re proud to have made it an annual event for Operation Eyesight.

To help us reach our $15,000 goal (which we surpassed!), Calgary donors joined us for our second annual “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament, and many others showed their support by making a donation online, planning their own fundraising event, or helping us spread the word to their family and friends. Thank you all for making GivingTuesday 2016 a huge success!

Together we raised over $20,000 for our cataract surgery programs! (We’ve had a couple donations come in since our last update, and we’ve been notified that more donations are on their way!)

We all had a blast at our “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament in Calgary. The team costumes were great! You can view more photos on our Facebook page.
We all had a blast at our “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament in Calgary. The team costumes were great! You can view more photos on our Facebook page.

Just imagine – that’s more than 400 children, women and men who will receive sight-restoring cataract surgery through one of partner hospitals. People will now be able to see the world around them again, or see the faces of their loved ones for the very first time. And it’s all because of YOU!

You may remember that in 2015, together we raised over $10,000 for our school screening programs in Kenya, and in 2014 we raised more than $7,000 for our Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Programs in India. Each year gets better and better – and it’s all because of generous donors like you! Thank you!

Do you have a fundraising idea for GivingTuesday 2017? Let us know! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for November 28, 2017.