95 Million Reasons to Donate

Giving Tuesday 2022

There are a million reasons to give to the Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) this Giving Tuesday – 95 million to be exact. That’s how many people in Western, Central, and Easter Sub-Saharan Africa are living with vision loss.

That might seem like an insurmountable number, but friends like you already help 7.4 million people receive treatment through OPC a year. This Giving Tuesday, you can help us reach even more.

With Giving Tuesday just around the corner on November 29th, 2022, don’t wait to explore why and how to make a difference with OPC.

Why Giving Tuesday Matters

Giving Tuesday is a Global Day of Charity that unleashes radical generosity. This day brings increased awareness to the important impact of nonprofits and allows friends like you an exciting opportunity to partner with us at a critical time of year. Many organizations, including OPC, rely on this day to help fundraise for critical projects. 

Out of the 95 million people in Francophone Africa suffering from vision loss, 90% of cases are preventable or treatable. Yet, Francophone Africa receives far less financial support than English speaking countries.

That’s why OPC raises funds on occasions like Giving Tuesday – to make quality eye health services accessible to Francophone Africans.

Your Impact on Giving Tuesday

Your donation will have a significant impact. OPC’s programs are designed in collaboration with Ministries of Health and country partners to ensure they are as effective and sustainable as possible.

Through your support, OPC provides comprehensive eye care and treats neglected tropical diseases for individuals at greatest risk for vision loss or blindness. What’s different about OPC is our commitment to inclusive eye health. Our eye care services are accessible and welcoming to all members of the community, including people with sensory, physical and intellectual impairments, and those with mental health conditions.

Additionally, we aim to launch #FORESIGHT, a unique investment opportunity to change the lives of school children and their teachers in the most neglected communities. This program will allow us access into 17 countries to launch sustainable school eye health projects. From providing training to teachers in performing visual acuity tests to administering additional screenings by health professionals, we aim to provide both preventative and corrective services for children.

When you choose OPC for your charitable giving, you are standing up for the human right to sight. 

How You Can Help on Giving Tuesday

While many organizations will be asking for your donation, we hope you will help us prevent blindness through your Giving Tuesday donation to OPC.

There are so many ways to give the gift of sight this Giving Tuesday. You can help today and make a gift online or send a check through the mail. Or you can secure your legacy tomorrow by putting the Organization for the Prevention of Blindness in your will.

You can even get creative and use your IRA, Donor Advised Funds, or donate stock and securities to fight blindness.

Thank you for making a difference this Giving Tuesday.