Throughout October, Lions celebrate World Sight Day (October 10th) and the “Sharing the Vision” global service action campaign. This year’s World Sight Day theme is universal eye health and the importance of making a “pledge” to maintain your eye health and have a regular eye exam.
LCIF partner Johnson & Johnson is celebrating World Sight Day with Lions by promoting eye exams and raising money for our shared initiative, Sight for Kids. The Sight for Kids program was selected by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as one of a select few charities to benefit through their free Donate a Photo mobile application.
Now through November 30th, 2013, you can help provide a vision screening and save a child’s sight simply by uploading a photo. For every photo donated via the app to Sight for Kids, J&J will donate $1 towards Sight for Kids screenings.*
Since 2002, Sight for Kids’ mission has been to remove barriers to eye care for children in the most underserved areas across Asia – providing eye exams, glasses and treatment. To date, Lions and Sight for Kids have screened the vision of nearly 18 million children.
Consider donating a photo each day for Sight for Kids to help Lions protect a child’s sight… It’s as easy as downloading the free mobile app and taking pictures!
How to Get Started
The entire setup process should only take around two minutes.
Your photo will be displayed like this:
Thank you for your support and for protecting children’s sight!
Users can donate up to one photo a day, every day, to the Sight for Kids cause through November 30, 2013. Any appropriate photo helps, but Lions are hoping to share photos of faces or eyes to raise awareness about the importance of accessible eye care and eye exams. Are you planning a project or event for Sharing the Vision month and World Sight Day? Be sure to tag photos with the hashtags #lionsclubs and #eyepledge on Facebook and Twitter. We will share select photos through the Lions Clubs International official Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Donate a Photo app is available in the United States only. No matter where you live, be sure to get the word out about Lions Sight for Kids program and the importance of eye exams for our children. Photos shared are not used for any commercial purposes.
*Disclosure: You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated to Sight for Kids, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. will donate $1 to that cause. You can donate photos to Sight for Kids until November 30, 2013 or until it reaches its goal of $30,000, whichever comes first. Sight for Kids will receive a minimum of $15,000.
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