Saturday, June 17, 2023

Help us to bring better vision to Tonga and Fiji

As we continue on our journey around the world on our sailboat, we have become more aware just how fortunate we are to be able to do this, and we have been looking for a way to make a more meaningful impact in some of the smaller communities we visit. Unfortunately, due to our wandering, unscheduled nature, volunteering opportunities can be limited. We are never in one place very long, and cannot commit to recurring volunteer opportunities. However, we have discovered a solution that will enable us to make a difference: Global Vision 2020 is a company that provides glasses to people in remote areas without access to optometrists. With your support, we aim to purchase one of their kits, allowing us to give glasses to 250 individuals and provide 300 pairs of reading glasses. Join us in bringing the gift of better vision to those in need as we sail to Tonga and Fiji!

Our GoFundMe page

Our Mission:

As someone who has personally experienced the transformative power of vision correction, this cause is close to my heart. Many individuals with poor vision express amazement at the newfound clarity and detail they discover when they first look through their new glasses. I still remember the awe I felt when I first saw the surroundings of a swimming pool with my glasses on after having entered the pool for many years leaving my glasses in the locker room. I noticed the signage, artwork, and lane markers that had previously gone unseen. I want to help provide others with a similar gift of wonder and amazement. Good vision enables an important confidence that helps us all to more fully engage with our world.

Global Vision 2020 and How You Can Help:

Global Vision 2020 is an innovative, nonprofit organization that produces glasses for individuals in remote areas where access to optometrists is limited or nonexistent. By purchasing one of their kits, we will have the resources to create glasses for 240 people and provide 300 pairs of reading glasses. Including shipping the kit costs $2,700.

While this video from Global Vision 2020 is from Africa,  this is similar to what we hope to accomplish in Fiji, bringing the world into better focus for those who need it.

Your generous contributions will directly impact the lives of individuals in remote islands of Tonga and Fiji, where English is widely spoken. With the language barrier lessened, we hope to be able to connect with local communities and bring the joy of improved vision to those who need it most.

How Your Donation Makes a Difference:

$10: Supports the assembly of one pair of glasses or one pair of readers.

$50: Helps provide vision correction for five individuals.

$100: Enables us to bring the gift of better vision to ten people in need.

$250: Supports the creation of glasses for an entire classroom or community center.

$500: Helps us cover the cost of shipping the glasses to us so we can take them to remote islands.

Any amount: Every contribution, no matter the size, will bring us closer to our goal and make a positive impact in someone's life.

Join Our Journey:

By donating to our campaign you become an important part of our effort to help where help is clearly needed. Follow us on social media and stay connected as we share stories, photos, and videos of the remarkable moments we can create together. Your support and encouragement mean the world to us!

Thank you for considering our cause and helping us bring the gift of better vision to those who deserve it. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in remote islands, empowering them to fully experience the beauty around them.

To contribute click here to go to our GoFundMe page. Anything you choose to give will be greatly appreciated,  and we promise to post updates about the project.

We love to hear your comments.