Thank You for 15 Impactful Years!

Dear Partners and Friends,

Together we’re making great strides in improving vision care for the world’s most impoverished. Our common cause, the global problem of vision impairment, is continuing to gain awareness. In this newsletter, we highlight a new study that demonstrates the impact that reading glasses have on the lives of tea pickers in India. This study shows just how impactful is the work that you, our partners, sponsors, and donors, do every day.

As we forge forward together, we also want to look back to see how far we’ve come. We do this as we celebrate our 15 year anniversary with you! This October 2 marks 15 extraordinary years of working with you and providing glasses to over 10 million people in need. We couldn’t have achieved this without your support. To celebrate this and World Sight Day (Oct. 11), we’re kicking off a month-long fundraising campaign with GlobalGiving so that we can do even more. We’ll also have exciting opportunities for our partners taking glasses to the field. To learn more, please read below and stay tuned.

Best regards,

Mark Sachs, Founder, RestoringVision

Groundbreaking Study Shows Impact of Reading Glasses
PROSPER, a recent health intervention study, found that providing tea pickers in India with reading glasses increased their productivity by up to 32%. Increased productivity directly correlates to higher wages for the workers. This finding speaks to the meaningful impact that reading glasses have on a person's life. To learn more about this study, please click here.
Help Us Raise $7,500 With GlobalGiving!
We're excited to announce that RestoringVision has been chosen for GlobalGiving's Accelerator program! Our first challenge is to raise $7,500 from 40 donors within three weeks. Thereafter, we will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website and become eligible for additional fundraising support. With your help, we can meet this challenge and get one step closer to helping 20 million people see clearly by 2020! The challenge begins September 10 and continues through October 2 (our 15 year anniversary!).

To learn more and make a donation, click here.

October 11 is World Sight Day. This annual day of awareness brings global attention to blindness and vision impairment. This year's call to action is #EyeCareEverywhere. In the coming weeks, we'll be reaching out to you with ways to celebrate World Sight Day with RestoringVision.
"We traveled into the mountains to the town of Mombin Crochu, Haiti, to provide training to traditional birth attendants. They were very excited to receive the glasses. Many at the training were over 50 years of age, so a time when reading glasses are needed. Also, babies are often born at night so any help seeing was greatly appreciated by the trainees. It was one of the highlights of the week to receive glasses. Thank you so much for the work you do."
- Paula L., Medical Ambassadors International
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ACTS Honduras
All for His Glory Ministries
Amazon Outreach
Amigos Eye Care
Arkansas Baptist Convention
Asia Mission Baptist Church
Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester, MN
Baptist Medical Dental Missions International (BMDMI)
Barton Baptist Church, Lucedale, MS
Benevolent Missions International
Blessings International
Buckner Children & Family Services
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)
Chosen International Medical Assistance (ChosenIMA)
Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL
Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX
Christ's Church, Jacksonville, FL
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Canada
CooperVision / Optometry Giving Sight
Coral Springs Eye Institute
Crosspoint Baptist Church, Perry, GA
Crossroads Outreach Medical Missions International
Dental Community Fellowship
Dream Big Honduras Medical Missions
Duluth Gospel Tabernacle
Ebube E. Odunukwe, M.D.
Englewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC
Eric Owen
Eyes of Faith
Eyes on Africa
Faith in Practice
First Baptist Church, Paducah, KY
First Presbyterian Church, Turlock, CA
Foothills Church, Maryville, TN
Global Brigades
Global Citizen Journey
Growing Trees International
Haiti United in Health (HUH)
Heaven Sent Ministries
Helping Hands Health Education
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Juno Beach, FL
Honduras Hope Mission
I am for World Peace Foundation
Idlewild Baptist  Church, Lutz, FL
IHCF African Christian Hospitals
India Christian Ministries
Indigenous Health International
John Knox Presb. Church, North Olmsted, OH
Joshua for the Nations
Joy in Haiti
Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy, TX
LA Central Korean SDA Church, CA
LAMB Institute
Latin American Missions Board

Living Water Mission Fellowship
Loma Linda University Eye Institute
Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN
Love in Motion
Luke Services International
MAP International
Medical Wings International
Mexico Medical Missions
Mexico Mennonite Aid, Inc.
Mission Adelante
Mission Renew
Mt Paran Baptist Church, Shongaloo, LA
My Father's Mission
National Vision Inc.
New Orleans Medical Mission
New York Presbyterian/ Ambulatory Care Network
Omar AlHoshan
Operacion San Andres
Partners for Belize
Philadelphia Romanian Church
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF)
Prisoners of Hope-Rock Church
Project Helping Hands
Reach Beyond
Real Impact Missions
Rebecca Bull
Santa Rosa de Copan
Seeing Again Guatemala
Serve the People Community Health Center
Service Leadership, Inc.
Shady Grove Baptist Church, Cherryville, NC
Sight Ministries / Christ United Methodist Church
Sirius Foundation
Stafford Crossing Community Church
Steve Hancock
Sustainable Health Empowerment
The Haven Homeless Shelter, Brockton, MA
The Ministry Center
The Wesleyan Church
Tiburon Baptist Church
Touch India Ministries
Unbroken Circle Project
Unite For Sight
United Servants Abroad
University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry
Volunteers in Medical Missions (VIMM)
West African Christian Ministries
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon, CA
WHEW Missions, Bolivar, TN
Williams College
WiRED International
World Gospel Outreach
World Help
Zion Church, Landover, MD

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