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Welcome to the web site of Glasses for Humanity, a new nonprofit organization.
When I decided to move from the business world to the social sector, I looked for the opportunity where my time and efforts would make the greatest possible difference. That led to the creation of Glasses for Humanity.
If you ask yourself the similar questionwhere will your charitable dollars make the biggest differenceyou, too, may find Glasses for Humanity to be the answer.
Billions of people in the world and millions of children in the United States cant see clearly. Indeed, millions of people needlessly go blind each year from avoidable or treatable causes. This undermines literacy, education, safety and productivity, and the chance to lead a fulfilling life.
We have put together a remarkable team with expertise in such areas as vision care, public health, microfinance, marketing and other disciplines. Together, we have developed a comprehensive and businesslike plan, which harnesses market forces to combat vision loss of all forms. This approach is extraordinarily cost-effective.
This site describes our leveraged, scalable and financially-sustainable program to collect used eyeglasses in the United States, to provide eye exams and eyeglasses for 30 million people in developing countries and half a million children in the United States each year, to significantly reduce the incidence of avoidable
blindness, and to generate $50 million per year in new revenues for vision care and research.
We know of no opportunity where your charitable dollars can improve the lives of so many people. Please consider joining us in our efforts. And if youd be so kind as to register with us, well keep you posted on all our progress, celebrity events, and plans.
On behalf of the entire team behind this effort, thank you for your interest and support.
Glasses for Humanity