"What you do makes a DIFFerence, and you have to decide what kind of DIFFerence you
want to make."
- Jane Goodall
In the beginning our charity initiative was simple...
every pair of sunglasses sold, we donated a pair of reading glasses.
We partnered with a woman named Sherry Grigsby, founder of Eyes on Africa, with the intention to provide eyeglasses to people in need.
Eyes on Africa is a charitable non-profit organization, that "provides eyeglasses at no cost to Africans through distribution in communities with no access to vision care."
With all of your help, we are projected to
Eyes on Africa annual donations by the end of 2016
More than 1 BILLION people in the world need eyeglasses that do not have them.
Over 50% of this is due to lack of access or funding.*
* Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, "Better Vision for the Poor" (2011).
In America, eyeglasses are
affordable and accessible. Just check your local 99 cent store. Other parts of the world don't have that luxury.
With your help we will continue to build our charitable efforts
for your support!
Locally made pouches we purchased to fund the program / materials needed to continue making them. The proceeds of these pouches will help to build and develop a new school in Uganda.
Kelsey lives and works in Uganda, teaching students English and literacy. She is a PCU and has been trying to find a way to minimize physical mistreatment in schools.
Thankfully she is not the only one.
Kelsey along with a few students' parents have begun building a new school that teaches without corporal punishment. But the school needs help being built and supplied.
We have partnered with Kelsey to help build their school and the necessary departments it needs.
- Computer and computer equipment
- Student Health Exams / Checkups + Eye Exams. Treatments / Supplies
- Library / Books
- Security: Locks / Doors / Windows
- Building Administration Offices
- Literacy Workshops