SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION USA

Rating: 4.9 stars   737 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  

A fluke interaction with a Sankara volunteer about 10 years ago was the beginning of a wonderful association. It is rare to find a more dedicated group of folks who are really working for the betterment of our organization.

Give generously, knowing that all funds are stretched to the max.
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A very dynamic organisation with great leadership from the chairperson that motivates and inspires the rest of the team and volunteers.

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helping raise funds for an eye hospital project for the poor and seeing it through to completion.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Par Excellence: A very enthusiastic team of leaders and volunteers, who have been a beacon of light for overseas Sankara Foundations. The enormous efforts taken for fund raising in different ways to establish the Sankara Eye Hospitals across India, especially the recent ones in Shimoga and Anand, have been remarkable. They have brought light to the lives of many. Their tireless, genuine work is to be admired and appreciated. Maitre Iyer On Behalf of SEF EU

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very enthusiastic and dedicated.

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About every week

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2009-9-01

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With a great delivery organization in India and 8 active 'Eye Care Hospitals' and a truly committed set of volunteers and donors in the US who do the impossible, we have made huge progress in our mission of eradicating curable blindness among the rural poor in India.

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

Build 5 community eye care hospitals in the India, and perform 100,000 free eye surgeries a year every year.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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I have found Sankara Eye Foundation to be an amazing organization dedicated to a great cause, executed so well in India and run by a group of dedicated and talented volunteers with a big vision and the ability to work towards that.

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I feel very rewarded in spending my time with Sankara Eye Foundation and see incredible results making a huge difference.

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The volunteers of SEF are absolutely amazing. They are dedicated, motivated, talented and fun-loving and always working towards making a difference.

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I had become a volunteer way before I did.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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I am blessed to have been introduced to Sankara Eye Foundation about 10 years ago. We started with one hospital and about 8,000 FREE eye operations per year. Over these years, from small and simple goals to assisting one hospital we have set our mission to build a state of art Eye Institution in every State in India. With a goal to conducting one million free operations per year. Our mission is 20/20 by the year 2020, driven by our desire to eradicate curable blindness from India, towards this goal we are and will continue to help other organizations with similar intentions. Journey so far has been filled with fun and gratification, we are looking forward to many more years of this journey and reaching our goals. Please come join us in this noble work, along with hard work we promise you lots of fun and building friendship that will last a lifetime.

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Quality of service offered is second to none, my wife choose Sankara Eye Society Coimbatore to have her Lasik surgery as opposed to any service offered in California USA,

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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The cause is huge- and the dedication of the volunteers and care given to the donors is what makes this organization shine. Volunteers are motivated by the Yeomen work done by the dedicated staff in India and seeing the results of their work- giving vision to the needy. Donor satisfaction is one of the key drivers. I really enjoyed my journey and hope to continue with this journey in the future.

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Volunteer dedication and care in all the tasks of the organization

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having a great extended family in the form of volunteers and the impact of our work on the poor blind in India.

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Truly Amazing!!

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

Make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

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One time

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2009-10-01

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