New Eyes for the Needy, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: Low income children and adults that do not have resources or insurance to obtain prescription eyeglasses and have a recent eye prescription
Direct beneficiaries per year: Varies according to available funding.
Purchased glasses for 4,362 people in the U.S. in 2010-11
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Sort recycled eyeglasses
Work at the Fabulous Finds Jewelry & Giftware Re-Sale Boutique,
Answer phones & field email inquiries about the U.S. Eyeglass Voucher Program
Geographic areas served:
Programs: U.S. Eyeglass Voucher Program
International Eyeglass Recycling Program
Hands-on, rewarding volunteer opportunities for adults and students (age 14 and up)
Mission: New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the United States who cannot afford glasses on their own. New Eyes accepts, recycles and distributes donated glasses for poor people overseas.
- helped 380,069 people in U.S. to see clearly
- provided glasses for 7,206,000 people in 65 countries around the world