The World Health Organization’s first World Report on Vision reveals that at least 1 in 7 people across the world have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. More than 2.2 billion people globally are visually impaired, and more than 1 billion people are living with vision problems because they do not get the care they need. 

The problem is aggravated by the spread of COVID-19. The economic downturn has made it even harder for visually impaired and blind patients to afford simple operations and treatments.




Why is it important to save sight?

Blindness is more than a health issue. It is also a social and economic problem.  It is especially difficult for patients living in poverty and remote areas to seek medical help. 

Some patients may not have enough understanding of eye diseases which can be treated easily, such as cataract, trachoma and refractive errors. The expensive treatment and transport cost may deter some patients from going to see a doctor. 

It can also be challenging for hospitals and clinics to provide simple eye services to patients. There may not be enough experienced medical staff and the facilities have to depend on ad hoc visits of eye professionals from outside their area. Insufficient equipment and modern technology also make it hard to provide regular and stable eye services.  



Your donation changes lives

CMG supports fully your generosity by matching your donation this World Sight Day. The more you donate, the bigger the impact!

Your monthly donation will change even more lives:

  • A monthly donation of HKD180 can restore sight to one patient each month
  • A monthly donation of HKD200 can help to set up an eye screening camp in a remote area
  • A monthly donation of HKD250 can help train an eye surgeon to perform as many as 1,000 operations each year

The Fred Hollows Foundation estimates that every $1 invested in ending avoidable blindness can create four times economic benefits.

 


To show our thanks

Our thanks to all our wonderful donors and to Consolidated Marketing Group for helping us to eliminate avoidable blindness!

If you can make a special donation we are very grateful. Your donation will not only be matched, we will also send out a mask envelope to everyone who makes a donation before 31st October. 

 

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    Yes! A receipt is available for donations of HKD100 or more.

  • Will I get a receipt?

    Yes! For one-off donations, we will email donation receipts immediately. Receipts for monthly donations will be mailed in April every year.

  • What will my donation be used for?

    Your donation could be used to restore someone’s sight, but it may also go towards a range of other program activities like training surgeons or eye health workers. All of the work we do aims to build capacity in developing countries to create sustainable public eye health systems so your donation will help thousands of people in their communities into the future. 

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

    We welcome the use of Visa、Mastercard、American Express and Union Pay. You can use PayPal and credit cards for one-off donations.  You can also use credit cards or direct debit for monthly donations.

  • How do I update my details?

    Please get in touch with [email protected] with the subject line ‘updating my personal details’ or call 852 3614 6240. Our Supporter Services team will be able to help you with this.

  • Are there any other donation methods?

    You can also make the donation by the following methods:

    ONE-OFF Donation.
     
    By Cheque:
    Please make the cheque payable to “The Fred Hollows Foundation (HK) Limited” together with the donation form and send to us at Room 811 8/F Office Plus @Prince Edward, 794-802 Nathan Road, Kowloon Hong Kong
     
    By Bank Direct Transfer:
    Please deposit the donation to our account at HSBC 848-423240-001. To obtain an official receipt, please post your bank transfer receipt together with the donation form to our office or email to [email protected] 

    By Credit Card
    Please fill in the donation form and send to us at Room 811 8/F Office Plus @Prince Edward, 794-802 Nathan Road, Kowloon Hong Kong or email to  [email protected] 
     
    Monthly Donation
    Credit card  / Direct debit authorisation: Please fill in the monthly donation form and send to us at Room 811 8/F Office Plus @Prince Edward, 794-802 Nathan Road, Kowloon Hong Kong or email to [email protected] 
     

Thank you very much for your donation!
Your one-off donation receipt is on the way but mail service may be delayed because of the pandemic.
Your monthly donation receipt will be delivered to you in April every year.
Please contact us if you have any questions.