Operation Eyesight Universal

Operation Eyesight Universal

December 02, 2011 03:00 ET

Operation Eyesight Universal: Give the Gift That Gives Twice

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) -

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Gift wrap and ribbons are stacked to the rafters. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is in heavy rotation on radio stations. And hunting for a parking spot at the local mall could be the newest reality television show. It's the holiday season!

Avoid the usual madness this season while supporting projects that transform lives. Calgary-based Operation Eyesight Universal's Gift Guide program offers meaningful gift ideas that give twice - once to a friend, associate or loved one and once to a person in need in Africa or India.

Operation Eyesight has a wide variety of life-altering gifts for every budget and person on your list. For example, you can:

  • Provide brand new, custom-fitted eyeglasses to children - giving them a chance to learn and grow at school.
  • Send health workers into remote communities on a bicycle - helping them get to people who have no access to eye care.
  • Bring water to a community in Africa - in water there is cleanliness and in sanitation there is health.
  • Train local eye care workers - giving them the ability to prevent and treat eye care problems in their own community.

Each unique, tax-deductible gift is sent to the recipient as a colourful greeting card, personalized with your message. It also includes a special tag describing the gift you selected, which can be displayed on their tree or fridge or even used as a bookmark.

"Our Gift Guide program turns traditional holiday giving into lasting support for children, women and men in the developing world," says president and CEO Pat Ferguson. "After all, 80 percent of blindness is treatable or preventable, so each gift makes a life-long impact for people threatened or affected by avoidable blindness."

Making a difference is easy. Simply donate or order Operation Eyesight gifts online at www.operationeyesight.com/giftguide or call toll-free at 1-800-585-8265.

Operation Eyesight is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness in parts of the developing world. It works with medical professionals and communities in Africa and India to help provide quality eye care programs and sustainable community development. Since 1963, through the support of its donors, millions of the world's poorest people have had their sight restored or protected. To learn more about Operation Eyesight's work, visit www.operationeyesight.com.

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Contact Information

  • Operation Eyesight Universal
    Natalie Dawes
    Development Communications Specialist
    403-670-2638 or Cell: 403-404-1817
    Toll Free: 1-800-585-8265
    dawesn@operationeyesight.com