LOCATIONS

Moshi, Tanzania

January 27th, 2012

 

20 pairs of glasses were hand delivered to Moshi, Tanzania and given to

Dr. Goodluck Kessy (pictured, holding bubble-wrapped glasses and a Gracie’s Glasses newspaper article), the Medical Director of The Women’s Education & Economic Centre of Moshi Tanzania (weece.org). He distributed the glasses through the medical center KCMC (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center) in Moshi.

 

 

188 pairs of eyeglasses were delivered to Kathmandu, Nepal. This was possible thanks to the generous donation of eyeglasses from Next Generation Nepal (www.nextgenerationnepal.org). The glasses were sent to Dooley Intermed International (www.dooleyintermed.org) and then given to Mission Himalaya (www.missionhimalaya.org) to be distributed to people who need them.

 

Kathmandu,  Nepal

July 22nd, 2013

Accra, Ghana

January 18th, 2012

 

30 pairs of glasses were hand delivered to Accra, Ghana.  They were given to an eye doctor to distribute to patients connected to clinics on the outskirts of Accra. This was the first batch of glasses distributed.

 

Njombe, Tanzania

March 19th,  2012

 

 

50 pairs of glasses were mailed to Njombe, Tanzania, a rural and impoverished village of around 6,200 people. There is a convent, school, and orphanage there. The nuns who run the orphanage and school need glasses, as well as the students, many of which are orphans of AIDS.

 

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India
 
20 pairs of glasses were hand delivered to a leprosy colony in India. Once one is diagnosed with leprosy, they are an “untouchable” or outcast of Indian society. Rising Star Outreach (risingstaroutreach.org) helps these colonies, and the lady who took the glasses with her is working with Rising Star Outreach.

Serabu, Sierra Leone

March 20th, 2012

 

60 pairs of glasses were shipped to Memphis, Tennessee to the Southern Eye Institute (southerneyeinstitute.org). From there, they were shipped to Serabu, Sierra Leone.

 

 

 

Nairobi, Kenya

October 10th, 2014

 

80 pairs of glasses were sent to Nairobi, Kenya. They will be distributed to people in need by Share Vision Kenya, a partner organization of Gracie's Glasses.

 

"The idea of your foundation really inspired me, I think it is a very noble course because there are very many people here in Kenya who can not afford spectacles, children also can not go to school because of visual disorders that have not received any attention because of poverty...I see us having a lasting partnership in empowering the poor in Kenya by giving them the ability of better vision"        

 - Founder of Share Vision Kenya