GivingTuesday 2017 is here – and you can be a part of it!

Written by Admin, published on November 28, 2017 Donate Today

Today is GivingTuesday!

People all over the world are kicking off the holiday season by giving back! You can change lives today by helping us reach or surpass our GivingTuesday campaign goal: to raise $35,000 for our eyeglasses programs in Asia and Africa. Just click here to donate!

Sadly, many people living in these countries suffer from “low vision.” That means their vision is so poor that they cannot see to go to work or school or live productive lives. They desperately need prescription eyeglasses – but do not have access to eye care at all.

But there is hope! Every $20 donation could provide up to three people in Asia or Africa with new prescription eyeglasses. This means that if we reach our goal, that will help purchase new eyeglasses for more 3,750 people, and bring their lives into focus, restoring hope for the future!

Your support could help more children like Livia, pictured below.

Even better: this year your donations can go twice as far, since our wonderful friends at Maillot Homes will be matching donations up to $25,000. That means more than 7,500 people could be given the gift of life in focus!

Many of our donors have already shown their support by making a donation online, creating their own fundraising page, or helping us spread the word to their family and friends.

Three years of GivingTuesday success.

Our Calgary supporters will also be joining us tonight for our third annual “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament. We’re excited to throw some strikes for sight!

We’re proud to have made GivingTuesday an annual event for Operation Eyesight. You may remember that in 2016, together we raised over $15,000 for our cataract surgery programs in Africa and Asia, and in 2015 we raised more than $10,000 for our school eye screening programs in Kenya.

Each year only improves – and it’s all thanks to generous donors like you!

Now, let’s see what we can do together on GivingTuesday 2017! Last year you helped us change hundreds of lives, and this year we can change thousands more. 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!

Today is the deadline to tag us in your UNselfie!

VISION tshirt

Want to win your very own awesome VISION t-shirt? Just tag us in a picture where you’re doing something unselfish with the hashtag #4AlltheWorldtoC, and tell us about how you’re giving back to your community. We’d also love to hear why you support Operation Eyesight!

You don’t even need to be in the picture, just tag Operation Eyesight on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell us why giving back matters to you! Just make sure we can see your post. Not sure how to do that? Read our contest instructions page for more information!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for photos and updates from today’s activities. And thank you again for your support!