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Lynne Dulaney, Director of Communications

Unique end-of-school-year gifts


: Last year, Operation Eyesight conducted an eye screening at Lukhuna Primary School in Kenya. Thanks to the screening, Deborah (left) and Claries (right) each received a pair of brand new prescription eyeglasses. Today, they’re happy, studious teenagers – and it’s all because of generous donors like you!

Last year, Operation Eyesight conducted an eye screening at Lukhuna Primary School in Kenya. Thanks to the screening, Deborah (left) and Claries (right) each received a pair of brand new prescription eyeglasses. Today, they’re happy, studious teenagers – and it’s all because of generous donors like you!

I can’t believe it’s almost June already! I remember when my kids were still in school, they’d be getting pretty antsy around this time. They just wanted to be outside enjoying the nicer weather, and most of their after-school activities were starting to wind down.

I also remember running around trying to find that perfect end-of-the-year gift for their teachers. What do you get for the people who have dedicated so much of their time and energy to the betterment of your children? They probably have more than enough apple-themed knickknacks, and a person can only eat so much chocolate or drink so many cups of coffee.

And then there were the other caring adults in my children’s lives, like their scout leaders, coaches and piano instructor. I wanted to show them my appreciation, too. Fortunately, I found a unique and truly meaningful way to recognize these special adults: with a tribute gift.

A tribute gift is when you make a donation in someone else’s name – and it’s a great way to say “thank you” to a teacher or coach, while at the same time making a difference in the lives of those living in developing countries.

Your $20 donation can provide prescription eyeglasses for up to three children living in Africa or Southeast Asia. Your gift of $35 can help provide primary eye care training for teachers and others in the local community, so they can identify those with eye health issues and refer them for appropriate eye care.

When you make a tribute gift to Operation Eyesight, you can choose to send an eCard directly to the recipient. Or, you can request to have a beautiful greeting card mailed to your home so your child can give it to the recipient in person.

Imagine the look on their teacher’s face when she or he learns that they’ve given the gift of sight to someone living halfway across the world! Imagine how honoured their coach will be to know that he or she is truly making a difference in the lives of others, near and far.

Browse our online Gift Guide today and give the gift that gives twice! Thank you for your support – and happy June!

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