Just two weeks until Christmas?! That’s only 12 sleeps left before the big day! Some of us tend to get around to our Christmas shopping a little late. Are you wondering how on earth you’re going to get all your shopping done in time? If you are, I have a few ideas that could cure your Christmas present jitters. Read on to find out.
For those of you who started preparing for the giving season way in advance, we thought about you too. There are some ideas here that would be great stocking stuffers for your loved ones.
But I’ve kept you in suspense long enough. Welcome to the solution to every Christmas shopper’s dilemma: Operation Eyesight’s Gift Guide. There’s a little something for everyone and every budget.
The holidays are usually an expensive season, but a gift from the heart doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. You could provide the Gift of Sight in the name of a friend, family member or colleague with a $20 gift. Your gift will support our eyeglasses program, and could provide up to three people in Africa or in Asia with new prescription eyeglasses. Many children’s families in the countries we work in can’t afford the cost of an eye examination, let alone a pair of prescription eyeglasses. They then struggle in school and some even drop out because they can’t see the blackboard and fall behind in their studies. But your gift could bring their futures into focus!
Some of you might have a bigger budget, and I have just the thing for you. A $50 gift will help provide sight-restoring cataract surgery for someone who might otherwise go needlessly blind. Give this gift in the name of a loved one or friend, and help more women like Laxmi.
If you’re still undecided, you can give the Gift of Sight to those who need it most through our Greatest Needs program. With a gift of $60 or any other amount you choose, you can provide the best for the poorest in the name of a family member, friend, or colleague.
The best part is that these gifts are two in one. Each is both a beautiful message to a friend, family member or colleague, and a gift that helps Operation Eyesight work with local partners in Africa and Asia to transform the lives of children, families and communities by restoring their sight and giving them hope for a brighter future.
And that’s not all! Once you’ve selected your gifts online, you can choose to send your recipients eCards, either right away or at a future date and time. The eCards will include an overview of the work your gifts will support, and you’ll be able to add your own personalized messages, too!
And all this without the usual holiday fuss. No trudging through a crowded mall, no endless laps in the parking lot to snag a spot, and no fighting with that darn wrapping paper roll. Just a few clicks and you’ll be done your holiday shopping. And best of all, you can feel good knowing your gifts will have a lasting impact in the lives of those you’ve helped.
What are you waiting for? Check out our Gift Guide today and give the gift that gives twice!
Thank you for giving the Gift of Sight! We greatly appreciate your support this holiday season!