You can’t buy happiness… but you can provide eyeglasses!
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Did you flip to November on your calendar and think: “The heck? Where did the year go?”

We believe in providing “the best for the poorest.” With support from donors like you, this GivingTuesday we’re raising $25,000 to bring people’s lives into focus – regardless of age, gender or ability to pay.

I sympathize. The year really has flown by, and GivingTuesday is only two weeks away! Many of our supporters have already made donations, and we can’t thank you enough.

By now, you may know that four out of five cases of blindness or low vision are treatable or even preventable. Many of the people we help simply need a pair of prescription eyeglasses to improve their vision – and their chances for a better life.

So put yourself in their shoes: what if you couldn’t afford to buy eyeglasses — or even pay for an eye exam? What if you didn’t have access to quality eye care at all?

Sadly, that’s the reality for many children, women and men in developing countries. They suffer from “low vision,” which means their eyesight is so limited that they see only dim shapes. They are virtually blind – yet their families are so poor that they can’t afford to visit an eye hospital or pay for eyeglasses. (And that’s assuming eye care services are even available where they live!)

It’s very sad, isn’t it? But take heart – many of the people we help simply need a pair of prescription eyeglasses to improve their vision – and their chances for a better life.

And here’s the best news of all: For only $20, you can provide up to three people with life-changing prescription eyeglasses! Your generous donation can bring three people’s worlds into focus! By raising $25,000, we can help up to 3,750 see their futures in focus!

It’s true! Prescriptions vary in cost somewhat, but in general, we can provide new, custom-fitted eyeglasses for up to three people for only $20.

Please donate to our GivingTuesday page today – and help us give thousands of children, women and men a chance to see a brighter future. They simply won’t have one without you!

Children like Paul (front, centre) are studying hard to achieve their dreams! How many children will be able to attend classes proudly wearing their precious new eyeglasses — thanks to your support?