Sankara Eye Foundation Usa

Rating: 4.9 stars   735 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 1851 McCarthy Blvd Ste #218 Milpitas CA 95035 USA

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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Wonderful cause, Events organised profesnally, Helps Needy people, i would attened again,all the valenters put in lots of effort and dadication

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All the staff and Volunteers put in lot of time and dadication for a great Cause

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About every six months

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5 people found this review helpful

Sankara Eye Foundation is doing a wonderful job. Each and every volunter is so didicated, and full of energy and vision. I had attended one of their cultural function three years ago and had seen how everyone worked for its success. I am so proud to be part of them, though I am not lucky to participate full time in their activities. I had visited their hospital in Coimbatore and I have seen their exceptional care given by the doctors, donars and all for free. I was touched by what those poor patients told about the good work done by this charity. All our thanks and all God's Blessings to each and everyone in this charity work and I pray for all the success in the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visited their hospital in Coimbatore.My eyes were filled with tears of joy when I heard some of the poor old patients told how they were blessed to be helped by this charity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be an active volunteer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Spirit, joyous, dedicated work of all the people involved in this charity. I have seen Murali and Sridhar's family involved in this personnally and how they sacrifice their own personal life only to live for this organisation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very dedicated, hardworking, joyful, creative and goal oriented to collect money, open hospitals, serving poor and 20/20 vision.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I really pray this comes true. They will open hospitals for poor in every state and give top notch patient care.

Ways to make it better...

i am an active volunteer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

24 hours in a day is less for them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an exceptionally great foundation

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2007-1-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have known the founders of SEF for the last 20+ years. They have developed this organization with passion, hard work, integrity and a commitment to eradicate curable blindness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

This is an organization that leads by example right from its management to every volunteer. Tireless work of its volunteers is what makes this organization.

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3 people found this review helpful

One of the most well organized nonprofit organizations. Their staff are the most courteous I have met for any nonprofit organization. The work SEF are doing is amazing. I wish if other nonprofit organizations worked like SEF. It does comfort me to know that the donations I make are being used wisely and for such a great cause.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

... the events they organize.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

... amazing. I wish if my soul

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

... eradicate curable blindness in not only India, but other countries in the world too!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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