Grey Mist Lifting

A Weekly Blog About Lives Changed Through Eye Care

Brian Foster, Executive Director

Many hands make light work: Thank you volunteers!


It’s true, many hands make light work – and we’re incredibly grateful for the many volunteer hands in our Calgary office. We currently have 18 office volunteers who help us with various projects on a weekly basis. They do everything from folding tax receipts to producing videos, approaching each task with a fun, can-do attitude.

In 2015, volunteers personally called 1,700 donors and hand-wrote over 1,500 “thank you” cards! Because of them, we’re able to reach out to you, our donors, more often and manage administrative tasks more effectively than would otherwise be possible. This means that ultimately we’re able to bring in more dollars for our cause and give the gift of sight to more people in need.

A heartfelt thank you, volunteers, for donating your time and talent to Operation Eyesight. Together, we’re doing great things – for all the world to see!

From left to right: volunteers Donna, Mona, Dianne and Claudia.

From left to right: volunteers Donna, Mona, Dianne and Claudia.

From left to right: volunteers Fikayo, Norma and Efosa.

From left to right: volunteers Fikayo, Norma and Efosa.

Each day, we update the chalkboard at our office in celebration of our wonderful volunteers. We’d like to thank the following office volunteers for their support over the past year: Candice, Catherine, Claudia, Dianne, Donna, Efosa, Fikayo, Gul, Julie, Laurie, Linda, Mona, Mutsumi, Norma, Shannon, Sharmilah, Shawn, Sheila, Shreya, Sylvia, Veronique, Wendy and William.

Each day, we update the chalkboard at our office in celebration of our wonderful volunteers. We’d like to thank the following office volunteers for their support over the past year: Candice, Catherine, Claudia, Dianne, Donna, Efosa, Fikayo, Gul, Julie, Laurie, Linda, Mona, Mutsumi, Norma, Shannon, Sharmilah, Shawn, Sheila, Shreya, Sylvia, Veronique, Wendy and William.

We also have many volunteers who help with various events and festivals throughout the year. Most recently, volunteers helped us spread the word about Operation Eyesight at Calgary’s Lilac Festival. Monica (left) handed out bubble gum and information, while Catherine (far right) helped Brittany (a member of our Philanthropy team) staff our photo booth.

We also have many volunteers who help with various events and festivals throughout the year. Most recently, volunteers helped us spread the word about Operation Eyesight at Calgary’s Lilac Festival. Monica (left) handed out bubble gum and information, while Catherine (far right) helped Brittany (a member of our Philanthropy team) staff our photo booth.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Calgary, contact Blaire at macnicolb@operationeyesight.com.

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