On February 17 & 18 and February 24 & 25, we invite you to bring your used eyeglasses to the Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. liturgy.
Can you imagine if you or a family member needed eyeglasses but couldn’t afford to buy them? Could you read? Could you hold a job? Could you do your school work?
This is the reality of many within our global community. The World Health Organization reports an estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. See http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/
Constazia’s Story: At the age of 38, Constazia lost her husband and one of their six children during the genocide. She and her other five children survived together, rebuilding their lives incrementally over the past 21 years. About 3 years ago, Constazia’s vision started to fail her, eventually getting so severe that she was unable to see who was coming right in front of her.
“I thought ‘I am going to be blind forever’.” Glasses improved her sight immediately. “These glasses will be so helpful to me…I am so happy to feel more independent again.” See http://visionforanation.net/support/stories-from-the-field/
An Initiative of the Ministry of Global Awareness and Social Action
If you are able to assist in the reception and handling of delivered eyeglasses at any of these liturgies, please contact Kristi Stubbings at [email protected].