Wednesday, March 18, 2009

THE GIFT OF SIGHT


I spent the last two days in Las Vegas working for ONESIGHT. It is a charitable foundation that provides glasses to children all around the world who cannot afford them. The children are so wonderful to work with. I was in charge of crowd control, entertaining the children and running the "pre-test" machines. It was hot, and I got fried but it is so worth it! In the two days we were there we saw almost 200 children. Only about 20 didn't need glasses.

I thought these little boys were adorable. They came to me after and showed me how smart they look in their new glasses. I just loved them!


The Driver of the Vision Van was Leona, this is her brother. He is a fantastic artist and he is helping to keep the children entertained by drawing their "cartoon" pictures.


Look at these wonderful kids. They have never had glasses before, and some of the perscriptions were really high. I am just so thrilled to have been a part of it.


SHOW YOUR MUSCLES!


Ben is the artist here, the kids just loved hanging with him! All of the volunteers were great. The kids were so excited to get their glasses so they could see better.

OneSight is a great organization. I plan on going on an actual "mission" with the organization. We dispense glasses all over the United States as well as all over the world. If you have any old sunglasses, Eyeglasses, Reading glasses... any kind of glasses I NEED THEM!! I have to collect 1000 pair to dispense on my mission.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

THat is really cool. How did you get involved in that? So I have 5 (soon to be 6 pairs) of glasses that you can have. I have my yearly eye appointment on Friday, so I will be getting new glasses then so I will give you the pair I wear now after I get my new ones. I must say, some of them you may not want. One pair I got when I was in 2nd grade and they are BUTT ugly. Also, one of them only has one lens (I have no idea where it went to). Other than that the other ones are decent looking and in good shape. They've just been sitting in my cedar chest for years and I didn't know what to do with them. Anyways, maybe we can meet up some time on Friday and I can give them to you. Let me know.

Third Times A Charm said...

That is totally awsome! It sounds like you had a great time. Did you say you got fired? LOL.