Dear Partners and Friends of RestoringVision,
Thanks to your deep commitment to our organization, mission, and our shared vision, we have been able to help 1.3M people see clearly so far this year. While we are incredibly proud of this accomplishment, the reality is that the need for our services is much greater and continues to increase. Hundreds of millions of people have fallen into deeper poverty with less discretionary income. For them, eyeglasses are even less affordable and accessible than ever.
As we enter the final months of 2020, we have a unique opportunity to write the closing chapter of this year. We will get to decide how we will conclude our most unprecedented year. And with this in mind, we invite you to take one more big step to help those navigating the crisis with poor vision. Join us in bringing clear vision to the most vulnerable so they may remain safe and productive, employed and contributing for themselves and their families.
As always, thank you for being on this journey with us.
Pelin Munis, Ph.D.
Executive Director, RestoringVision
A Journey of Adaptation and Resilience
During these unprecedented times, we’ve transformed and enhanced our work so that the gift of clear vision can continue to reach those who need it most – especially now when the insurmountable barriers to seeing clearly are further compounded by the pandemic.
We developed new ways to stay connected with our network of over 2,300 service delivery partners. This has enabled us to strengthen our relationships and build up resilience together.
We’ve also renewed our commitment to our partners by launching several new initiatives that allow them to continue supporting their communities and in-country partners, even in the face of this pandemic.
Photo credit: Food For The Poor. Guatemala. 2020.
Let’s End the Year Strong Turning #GivingTuesday into #GivingSightDay!
#GivingTuesday, the world’s biggest generosity movement, is coming up on December 1st, and for the 5th consecutive year, we’re turning it into #GivingSightDay.
Our goal this #GivingSightDay is to help 50,000 more people living in impoverished communities worldwide to remain productive, sustain their livelihoods and improve their overall quality of life by restoring their near vision.
Celebrate generosity and the many ways Vision Brings Us Together by making a donation today. Each dollar you give will provide someone in need with a pair of reading glasses to bring them clear vision.
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