Sights for Hope’s supporters have helped the organization earn a $1,000 contribution match from AllOne Charities for the third straight year.
Through AllOne Charities’ Give Day initiative, Sights for Hope raised enough to qualify for the match. The promotion coincides with GivingTuesday – which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. GivingTuesday is a global movement started in 2012 in New York, N.Y., to promote philanthropy during the winter holiday season.
All gifts to Sights for Hope will support its mission throughout Pennsylvania’s Monroe County and Lehigh Valley.
Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, AllOne Charities works to enhance the present healthcare delivery system of northeast and north central Pennsylvania. Sights for Hope helps increase access to healthcare through its guided transport service. Sights for Hope was one of 59 organizations in northeastern Pennsylvania to participate in AllOne Charities’ 2023 Give Day challenge.
Sights for Hope transforms the lives of people with visual impairments and blindness by removing the barriers to their independence. Sights for Hope’s services teach adaptive skills to accomplish daily life activities; provide supports that counter the effects of visual impairments and blindness; increase access to medical care, healthy food, and other essentials; and advance solutions that enhance sight capabilities. More than 40% of Sights for Hope’s clients live below or near the federal poverty line. Founded in 1928, Sights for Hope carries forward in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County a tradition of service inspired by Helen Keller and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.
Image: The AllOne Charities Give Day logo imposed upon a photo of Sights for Hope client Ray, who is wearing a special piece of assistive technology to help him see more of the world, outdoors with his wife, Joan.