Millions of Americans will gather together later this month to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends and family, counting blessings and expressing gratitude in between bites of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. While “Thanks” is often the main word and a worthy action that we focus on this time of year, we want to encourage turning our gratitude into giving this holiday season.
With costs rising all around us for everything from groceries to gas, many of those most impacted by the economic challenges are making difficult decisions about how to spend limited resources. Some are sacrificing visits to the dentist or eye doctor because they are being forced to choose, and simply can’t afford anything “extra.”
We firmly believe that sight is not an extra; rather it is a necessity, especially for children who are already learning to navigate life during challenging times. We have seen changes in personality, motivation, confidence and comfort in a child who receives glasses and other professional eye care services and can finally navigate their world.
So, as you are expressing your gratitude this Thanksgiving, consider donating to organizations such as EyeCare4Kids, or another great cause, so that underserved children and families can see the world through a different, more positive lens.