Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Eyes for the Needy

I found New Eyes for the Needy when searching the net for my next little do good project. New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1932, focused on providing improved vision and hope to millions of adults and children in the U.S. and around the world. Since 1932, they have helped over 7,000,000 by both purchasing new eyeglasses in the United States, and also recycling donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide. Each pair of glasses, whether new or recycled, goes to help a child better read a blackboard in school and/or an adult be better equipped to perform their job.

Motivated by these worthy goals, I sent a collection drive email to friends and family, and as always, they came through in spades. Including four pairs of my own old glasses and those donated by friends, I was able to collect 25 pairs of glasses to send to this worthy organization.

This would be a great project to undertake among your own friends and family, or even as a class project in your child’s school. Visit the website found through the link above, and help someone see life through a fresh pair of eyes.