$262,000 donated to Optometry Giving Sight
With artwork auctions, bake sales, jeans days, raffles, barbeques and walkathons, CooperVision and its employees hit a record-breaking high this year with their fundraising efforts for the 2018 World Sight Day Challenge.
CooperVision donated $262,000 to Optometry Giving Sight for this years’ challenge, taking their combined World Sight Day Challenge donations over the $1 million mark.
Employees rolled up their sleeves and got creative with their fundraising initiatives, donating 35 per cent more than last year, which was supported by a matching commitment from the company. Over 40 CooperVision sites and teams got involved to drive awareness and raise much-needed funds which will go towards supporting sustainable and access eye care projects across the world.
“The incredible generosity displayed by our global employees will help to ensure much needed vision care for thousands of adults and children in need,” said Dan McBride, President, CooperVision. “Our record-breaking 2018 World Sight Day Challenge donation represents approximately 52,000 eye exams for people around the world who could otherwise be at risk for a range of vision challenges. The expert care they’ll receive will not only provide near-term benefits, but in many cases a lifetime of greater opportunity through the gift of sight.”
CooperVision’s support is a great example of a holistic partnership, showing the importance of empowering staff to get involved and give back. For Optometry Giving Sight, longstanding partnerships with multiple touchpoints gives us the security to invest long-term into programs and services that will provide sustainable and lasting outcomes for the communities they’re located in.
CooperVision is a partner and Global Gold Sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight. Beyond its World Sight Day Challenge initiative, the company also contributes substantial funds through a patient rebate donation program in the United States.
We’d like to thank CooperVision and their employees for their support this year and congratulate them on their fundraising efforts!