Whether it’s a birthday party, a wedding anniversary or any other celebrations, consider donating your gift to patients with avoidable blindness. Your support is going to help The Fred Hollows Foundation train eye professionals in remote areas, provide essential equipment and organise eye screening camps. Call us at 36146240 or email us at [email protected] to discuss.
For Gift receivers
Donate your birthday gift to build a gift fund! The donation will help patients with avoidable blindness in 25 countries to have their sight restored and their lives changed for the better. In return, we will provide you with thank you cards to send to your guests. Try crteating your own event page here now.
Five-year-old Selwyn (left) donated his birthday present to patients with avoidable blindness.
I have super-spy eyes and for my birthday this year I would like to bless others with the gift of sight.
- Selwyn, five years old
For gift givers
Select from one of our three Gift of Sight Cards, and for as little as HKD$150 you can restore sight to a patient. We will mail you a card for you to personalize a message to your loved ones!
How to buy a Gift of Sight:
- Email us at [email protected]
- Leave us your email, phone or other contacts
- We will let you know the payment method and send you the Gift of Sight card upon payment
- Write down your words of care and love and send the card to your friends and relatives
- Thank you for helping end avoidable blindness!
Pick from one of the cards below to help end avoidable blindness!
$150 can restore sight to one patient with avoidable blindness.
$300 can provide a one-day basic eye care training to a village doctor or community health worker in China.
$600 can deliver an eye camp to 500 students in Laos.
Email us at [email protected] and we will arrange the payment and delivery.
Why is your gift important?
Four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. Read our stories on how your gift can help The Fred Hollows Foundation restore sight and bring hope to people.
Around the world more than 36 million people are blind, but four out of five don’t have to be. The most common forms of blindness such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy can be prevented or treated with a simple and straight forward operation. Poverty is stopping a lot of people from having the sight saving surgery, which is widely available in places like Hong Kong.
The Fred Hollows Foundation works in 25 countries globally. A small donation of $150 can allow us to restore sight and change lives. The support will enable The Foundation to:
- Train medical staff and build quality eye care teams in remote areas;
- Provide medical equipment to raise the standard of eye care services; or
- Organise screening camps to identify people with avoidable blindness for treatment as early as possible.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers study revealed that for every US$1 invested in ending avoidable blindness, it returned four times the economic benefit for a country’s economy. If more people in a nation can see, more people can go to school, work, raise children or start businesses. In the past 25 years, we have restored sight to more than two million people.