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New Eyes for the Needy, Inc.

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Causes: Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Environment, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health, Human Services, Recycling

Mission: Vision: Empower children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. 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.

Results: Over 79 years... - helped 380,069 people in U.S. to see clearly - provided glasses for 7,206,000 people in 65 countries around the world

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

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Programs: U.S. Eyeglass Voucher Program International Eyeglass Recycling Program Hands-on, rewarding volunteer opportunities for adults and students (age 14 and up)

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Rating: 5

This has to be the most friendliest non-profit organization I have ever worked at. The members of staff are entirely knowledgeable in their roles (and beyond) and the organization as a whole operates in an extremely efficient manner. Well done, New Eyes, for doing such a great job for helping others receive the precious gift of good sight!