GivingTuesday 2017 was a great success, thanks to you!

Written by Admin, published on December 26, 2017 Donate Today

On November 28, just about a month ago today, we kicked off the holiday giving season with GivingTuesday! Following on the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is 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 $25,000 goal, Calgary donors joined us for our third annual “Strikes for Sight” bowling tournament, and many others showed their support by making a donation online, or helping us spread the word to their family and friends. The result? We surpassed our goal!

Thanks to our supporters and a generous $25,000 matching donation from our wonderful friends at Maillot Homes, together we raised over $55,000!

Just imagine – that’s more than 8,000 children, women and men who will receive pairs of new prescription eyeglasses. All their lives will be brought into focus, giving them hope for a brighter future. And it’s all because of YOU!

Every year for three years we have been blown away by your support, and this year was no exception. Each year gets better and better – and it’s all because of generous donors like you! Thank you!

There are a few people we would like to thank for helping make this GivingTuesday a success:

First, our warmest thanks to Maillot Homes for their outstanding support. We are so grateful for everything you do for us!

Next, we would like to thank Lucas Taylor Photography for being our event photographer and capturing some great candid shots of the event, which you can see on our Facebook page.

And of course, thank you! Thank you for supporting our sight-restoring work, and for helping us bring so many lives into focus! We’re already looking forward to what we can accomplish for GivingTuesday 2018. Stay tuned!

Remember, there’s still time to give the Gift of Sight this year. Take a look at our Gift Guide and give the gift that gives twice!