Maureen Bush is just one member of an Alberta family that’s been supporting Operation Eyesight across four generations. The story begins with Ella Marcus, Maureen’s grandmother. Ella knew Dr. Ben Gullison, whose work inspired our organization. Her son-in-law, Gordon Bush, became a donor after he lost the sight of one eye from a detached retina.… Continue reading Wow! Four generations of supporters!
Charity tax credit cut a disappointment
As an organization that relies on the support of Canadians in our mission to eliminate avoidable blindness, we are concerned by the cut to the tax credit for charitable donations in the 2015 Alberta provincial budget. We know that the generosity of Albertans won’t change, but it’s a worry that this will impact how businesses… Continue reading Charity tax credit cut a disappointment
Thanks – but no thanks – for used eyeglasses
We Canadians are a generous bunch. We want to help. And given the expense of prescription eyeglasses and how necessary they are for many of us to see, it’s natural that if we have an old pair, we want to donate them to be passed on to someone in need. But Operation Eyesight no longer… Continue reading Thanks – but no thanks – for used eyeglasses