Shankara Eye Foundation has been doing an excellent work providing free eye care to millions of people who otherwise would have gone without sight. A small donation of $30 can give a huge gift of eye sight to an unfortunate soul. Please donate as often as you can.
It is my honor and privilege to be associated with such a fine organization that has been working tirelessly to help cure blindness in India with innovative programs and care facilities in various parts of India. It is amazing to see how within a decade Sankara has built state of the art hospitals in various parts of India and providing ongoing support to spread the eye care that is necessary, especially in rural parts of India. I am glad to be a donor to such a worthy cause.
A warm welcome given by clean environment & beatiful trees,nice care taking staff and treatment given with latest equipments at an afforable cost by all the people
I have send a poor women from my village for her eye problem . she was received well and after checking she was given proper treatment and glasses free of cost. she was quiet old and very glad to see the world clearly again.
Fantastic organization with a remarkably effective model that deploys funds in an incredibly efficient and effective manner. The volunteers are incredible in their dedication and passion.
I have been a donor for Sankara Eye Foundation for a while now. They are a great non-profit, with a great vision! To give the gift of vision, which could be the most useful part of the body, to the poor and needy!
It's a great organization dedicated to serving poor and unfortunate peple in India. It's mission to help with eye operations and educate people about eye health is very commendable.
i found that it was one of the best i had ever seen in tamilnadu and free service offered by u was amazing.
I am from the same native place India where the SEF headoffice and prime action is taking place. Have been able to personally verify their extraordinary work to the poor, annual camps, free surgery for thousands. Really impressive and I am deeply moved by their selfless dedication and service. Looking forward to promote their services and their whole set up in every possible way in all corners of te world.
Great organization - great service. I love being part of an organization that brings quality eyecare to poor people. They restore sight - what a great gift to give!. It makes me feel good that for a few dollars I can do so much.
The gift of vision is indeed marvelous! I have danced at the SEF Dandia at Santa Clara for several years. The volunteers are dedicated and sincere. They take time away from their busy lives to support this cause. I know that there is much cruelty in India and children are blinded by horrendous kidnappers. I hope this charity helps restore their vision and lives. Since you ask me to be candid, I should mention that my sister told me that she tried to get our maid treated for a cataract through SEF, but the wait list was too long and they were not very considerate. Eventually, she paid for it. Not sure if this was the red tape or simply supply vs. demand. She asked me not to discourage the volunteers by revealing this story. But, I think you can find justice if you speak up. I would still rate this one of the best nonprofits - many of my close friends are involved in this and I know they toil!
Sankara does an amazing job at managing overhead expenses. Sankara's excellent volunteer network ensures that every last penny flows to the people in need.
We have donated money for the foundation and we regularly attend the fund raising activites. Our initial donation was for their first hospital in Guntur, AP and now they have added quite a few hospitals across India. We ae very proud of this organization all the best Sridhar and Rajani Bathina
I feel that every penny donated is spent wisely , they are very prompt in informing how the donation has been utilised, including beneficiery details.
Sankara's contribution has been great for the eradication of curable eye diseases, with their hospital in ANAND, which I saw, I was amazed to see how efficiently they operate and the happiness on the faces of hospital staff is also great, and they all know that they are good with the funding that comes from USA and also that how even small $30 or Rs. 1150 have helped the patients get free cataract surgery, my village folks Bhadran were very pleased when I took them there for all future such needs, they do great
SEF's objective is to achieve Vision 20/20 by 2020. That is a gigantic objective in a country like India with 2nd largest population, highest illiteracy and one of the lowest per capita incomes. However, with a dedicated and committed volunteer base, they produced amazing results on the ground. They addressed all aspects of the life cycle of the problem to attain sustained and durable results. I am proud and immensely satisfied to have contributed significantly to the hospital in my home town.
The cause is inspiring with tangible results, the volunteers are dedicated and the fund raising events are well organized and enthusiastic
This is a great organization making a tremendous difference in the lives of many. I have met some of the key volunteers personally, and have been touched with their motivation level and the desire to do good for those in need.
Sankara Eye Foundation are doing a commendable job by giving vision to thousands of our brothers and sisters who cannot afford to pay for the operation.The money we donate is used for this and they send us a letter,giving the names of people they operated on. Keep up the good work.
My grandfather was terminally ill, and he felt it would be wise to donate his unblemished eyes to some worthy person, and hekp him see the world. RIP granddaddy
Sankara has been one of the most motivated and dedicated Non Profit Organizations where I have worked as a Volunteer and been a Donor. The enthusiasm shown by the folks at SEF is contagious and their vision/goal is in unison and focused - 20/20 by 2020. The Noble cause coupled with their endless energy is making a difference in the lives of thousands back in India.