We believe in supporting the humanitarian efforts of organizations devoted to researching and advancing health and wellness throughout the world. Please take the time to learn about and support the efforts of our philanthropic partners below. Thank you!
Christian Record Services, Inc. is a ministry of compassion to people who are blind. Since 1899, Christian Record has worked to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and adults who are blind by providing free programs and services. All who are blind, legally blind (20/200 with corrective lenses), or have physical impairments that prevent them from holding a book qualify for these free services:
- Subscription Magazines: Braille, large print, and audio formats
- Full-Vision Books: Children’s books that combine braille, audio, and large print
- Lending Library: More than 1,600 braille and specialized audio volumes
- Gift Bibles and Study Guides: Braille, large print, and audio
- National Camps for Blind Children: Summer and winter camps
- inSight4Vets: Audiobook “thank you” gift to blind military veterans
- Wildlife STORYTELLERS: Audiobook players in soft plush animals
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is dedicated to those who have and will develop macular degeneration. They offer this growing community the latest information, news, hope and encouragement. Services include links to regional resources such as low vision centers, therapists, physicians, and support groups. In addition, the Foundation gives financial support to researchers investigating treatments and others helping those coping with the challenges of living with the loss of their central vision.
The mission Macular Degeneration Partnership is to provide comprehensive, easily understood and up-to-the-minute information about macular degeneration for everyone who needs it. They support ongoing research in Macular Degeneration to help find new treatments and a cure for this sight-robbing disease. Through their efforts, they will continue to coordinate advocacy campaigns throughout the world.
The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of the Discovery Eye Foundation, a non-profit organization. The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.
The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) is a world leader in eye health education. TFOS’ global collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals seeks action needed to help the world see better. During the past several decades, a significant, international research effort has been directed towards understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays a critical role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in innumerable individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perforation of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease and potentially pronounced visual disability and blindness.
The Vision of Children Foundation (VOC) is a 25-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in San Diego. Over the past two decades, they have funded groundbreaking research around the world, and have been a driving force in the quest to find a cure for genetically caused eye disorders. Their mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders and to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families.
VOSH International travels the developing world and the U.S. providing free quality vision care services through short-term clinics to those who need it. They also work to develop sustainable programs and local optometric capacity in the developing world in order to help local communities continue to provide quality vision care. Their goal is to eradicate untreated refractive error – that is – to help people see again by correcting their vision with glasses. And once they can see, they can improve the quality of their lives and their own vision for a future for generations to come.
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