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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Sankara Eye Society, Coimbatore was started in India in 1977. This trust had the philanthropic philosophy of providing high quality health care, especially eye care to all, either free or at an affordable cost. In 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation was established to support the work of Sankara Eye Society. Our mission is to attain 20/20 by the year 2020.

Results: 537,000 FREE Eye Surgeries and 8340 Eye Camps.  From one Sankara Eye Hospital and 8,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year to close to 100,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year at our Eight Sankara Eye Hospitals in India.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: To spread the awareness of the importance of magnitude of this problem and encourage eye donations. The organization in India has a state of the art hospital in Coimbatore to help the visually impaired poor. It also holds eye camps and workshops all over India and other countries to treat people and also to train doctors locally. Visit www.giftofvision.org for more information. Our programs in the US include fund raising events, spreading awareness by holding booths at major events, publishing newsletters, special projects as initiated by our volunteers.

Community Stories

411 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this foundation is really good. they treat patients in a good manner and they provide good treatment to the patients and there are more facilities and more equipmants. this hospital is very clean.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for Sankara Eye Foundation and I have contributed my time to several of their fundraisers. From top to bottom, I have witnessed remarkable commitment and tireless dedication towards the goal of eradicating curable blindness in India. The only goal for this foundation is following this vision, and I have seen every single volunteer, including the President of the US chapter, determinedly commit themselves to seeing this vision through to reality.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i had a very valuable experience...it changed my life...i was able to understand the importance of my eye and how to take care of it...u have inspired me 2 help people...thank you for your valuable services.....

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

i had visited the hospital and got treated well.......the behaviour of staffs was excellent.......doctors are very good and well qualified.....

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

very good. everybody there, care for us in a very good way... all latest equipments are there which is helpful for the patients. all the best for the eye foundation..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently i went to the hospital for my mothers treatment and found the service provided by them is extremely good with their state of the art facilities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this give me a lot of details about our health . this provide a facility of eye donate foundation in our country

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had gone to shankara for many times and i am satisfied with the service that you had provided. They have provide a good care.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

facilities,infrastructure&hospitality;in your hospital is good.create more branches around the country for the benifit of poor.service which you provide is very much useful for the needy people

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In this foundation we could see people servicing with liveliness and godliness.Very clean and people over there make others feel like home.