BENEFITING: Unite for Sight, Inc.
Harvard College VISION (www.hcs.harvard.edu/eyesee/VISION/) stands for Vision Impairment Screening and Intervention for Optical Needs. Harvard College VISION believes that sight should not have to be something that causes a financial strain on a family, and that everyone deserves the right to vision care, regardless of family income. Our mission is to is to empower those in need to reach their full potential through vision-related education, screening, and assistance. Starting in the Fall of 2016, Harvard College VISION will be working with Unite For Sight (www.uniteforsight.org) as a Global Health Society. Unite for Sight is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering and also a leader in providing high quality, cost-effective care to the world's poorest people. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care services to 1.9 million patients, including more than 87,000 sight-restoring surgeries. They work with the local ophthalmologists, local optometrists, and local ophthalmic nurses to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. As a Unite For Sight Global Health Society, we are fundraising at least $750 to continue to provide eye care for patients living in extreme poverty, but we hope to raise much more. We would be so grateful for your support. The average cost of a cataract surgery is $50, which means that $50 will enable someone who is blind to have their sight restored, and $250 enables five people to have their sight restored. Can you imagine impacting another person’s life in a more significant way? Any help is appreciated, and no amount will go unnoticed. 100% of your tax-deductible donation to Unite For Sight goes directly to restoring sight for patients living in extreme poverty. Unite For Sight is one of only a handful of organizations worldwide that uses 100% of all donations for its programs. They are very efficient and responsible with every dollar donated. We would be grateful for your support of Unite For Sight to provide eye care to many more patients living in extreme poverty. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000, which will provide 20 sight-restoring surgeries. You may donate here or through Unite for Sight's donation page on their website: (https://maestro.technolutions.net/uniteforsight/give). Thank you so much for your time and consideration.