Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Results: Glasses given away in the Tenderloin and North Beach

Project Homeless Connect 55 -
We'd like to thank the 8 eye doctors, the 12 students from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and the 9 opticians for 154 eye exams & 129 pairs of eyeglasses, plus the 22 volunteers that dispensed 640 pairs of reading glasses at  ‪#‎PHC55‬.

Special thanks to Ellen Barkley (Primary Eyecare Network) and Scott Balestreri (Bad Ass Optical Lab) for their participation and to Karen Flynn (The Optician in Berkeley) for her 7 years of service organizing & leading these vision volunteers.

Vision Event in North Beach at Sts. Peter and Paul with North Beach Citizens

We were able to get 30 people glasses at our event in North Beach.  Participants were also treated to a lovely warm meal by the members of Sts. Peter and Paul.

The total number of individuals who have received glasses though our Homeless Vision Project since October of 2013: 655

A huge thank you to St. Paulus Lutheran Church and The Sam Mazza Foundation for providing major financial support for this project!

Upcoming Events

  • September 13- SFPD Academy, Diamond Heights District
  • September 20- Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (3201 Ulloa), Sunset District
  • October - St. Boniface Gubbio Project, Tenderloin District
  • November -Chinatown Presbyterian, Chinatown District

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