Update: Our bake sale was a big success - check out a photo from the event!
Join Us on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 1 pm for our charity Bake Sale! Proceeds will support the World Sight Day Challenge:
Now in its 7th year, the World Sight Day Challenge is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. The campaign goal is to raise $1 million globally in 2014.
In support of the World Sight Day Challenge, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, we will hold a bake sale celebration to help the more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to an eye exam or glasses. The campaign is run by global charity, Optometry Giving Sight. Acuity Vision will match funds raised by the bake sale on October 11.
Just $5 can be enough to help provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses to someone living in an underserved community. Every contribution is meaningful. Participating is easy – simply make a single or monthly donation through before the end of October.
Manny (pictured) was one of the tens of thousands of women, children and men who lost everything when tropical cyclone Yolanda smashed into the Philippines last November. Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to support the efforts of Third World Eye Care Society from Canada who mobilized volunteers and resources to visit the country in late January. More than 8000 people received glasses as a result of their efforts.
To date Optometry Giving Sight has funded 67 projects in 38 countries. For more information, go to www.givingsight.org.
Acuity Vision is located at 3610 Sacramento Street (btw Locust and Spruce), San Francisco, CA 94118. Please come by on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 10 am to 1 pm to purchase the tasty baked goods prepared by Dr. Schmidt and her daughter, Nina, and help support the Giving Sight cause.
View media release here.