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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.

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411 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Excellent, Dedication, Trust and a strong desire to help the unkwown by sharing our good fortune. Every person I have talked to so far who knows about Sankar has nothing but praise for the work done by this organization in giving peoples their life back by helping in correcting their vision so as not to depend upon others and becoming an independent member of society



Rating: 5

I volunteered recently for this organization. Few things that I found very impressive were: 1. Dedicated volunteers 2. Honest organization with drive to help the needy 3. Creative ability and enthusiasm to come up with ways to help the needy. 4. Making it all fun to work with them was the best.



Rating: 5

I've been a longtime supporter and volunteer at Sankara. This organization has made great stride in terms of service to the needy and expanding it's satisfied donor base in U.S. With a clear mission to eradicate curable blindness in India, Sankara has been building state of the art Eye Hospitals in India, organizing weekly out-reach camps in rural areas and giving the gift of vision to thousands of needlessly blind ppor folks. A must-support organization