October 12th is World Sight Day 2017! Every year, on the the second Thursday of October, vision care organizations like SEE draw global attention towards avoidable blindness.
Since this year’s call to action is “Make Vision Count,” we wanted to do something special this year. So in honor of World Sight Day 2017, SEE’s Board of Directors will match all donations made in October, up to $20,000!
By donating this month, your gift will pay for twice as many treatments and screenings for people in need. You will change twice as many lives for the better, giving them a brighter outlook on life. And, of course, any additional gifts received will also go toward our sight-restoring work!
About World Sight Day
World Sight Day became an official IAPB event in the year 2000. Since then, SEE has taken the opportunity to highlight the fact that 80% of blindness is avoidable (i.e. preventable and/or treatable). World Sight Day provides a platform for organisations to encourage governments, corporations, institutions and individuals to actively support global blindness prevention efforts.
World Sight Day is supported by over 150 IAPB member organizations. These include every major eye care NGO in the world, apex professional bodies for ophthalmology and optometry, teaching hospitals, and corporations. We are united in working together to eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment.
How We Use Our Funds
- 96% Program Services
- 2% Fundraising
- 2% Management & General