Seeing Is Believing

In Tanzania, there was a woman who lost her job because she couldn’t see the needle and thread. With no sight and no way to provide for her family, life would be difficult. She heard about a church providing free eye treatments. Having no other options, she walked for several miles to get to the church, where she received treatment. She left with blurry eyes, not because of her vision, but rather from the tears of joy that filled her eyes.

Could you do what you’re doing today without your vision? Our sight is quintessential to everyday life. How we live, drive, work, and even what we eat is often dependent on what we can see. Finding a place to get glasses is almost as easy as finding a Starbucks!

That’s why this month 95.1 SHINE-FM is partnering with Medical Missions Outreach to collect as many glasses as possible to help their optical team provide much needed vision care to people who need it most. You can participate in our “Seeing Is Believing” glasses drive, from May 6th to May 26th, by visiting one of our drop-off locations throughout the metro area and dropping of your gently used or new prescription eyeglasses. 

We encourage you to help support our friends at Medical Missions Outreach and the people they care for around the world. You know that drawer in your house that has all of your old glasses in them? Well, we need them. If you have any glasses that you no longer use, please consider donating them to this worthy cause. It is not every day you get to directly impact someone else’s quality of life.  

To get updates and more info, text IMPACT to 88474!

Morgan Lippert is a Community Engagement Assistant at SHINE-FM.