Each year the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation helps low income Georgia residents receive eyeglasses, eye surgeries and hearing aids.
They have grown from helping 900 people per year to nearly 6,500 in the last few years. Partnership Director Sarah Epting Gardner answered a few more questions about this important non-profit.
How can people get involved?
We are always in need of office volunteers, as well as volunteers with the clinic program. The organization recently switched to an electronic medical records system, so they are in dire need of volunteers with computer skills.
What are some of the organization’s goals for 2013?
The foundation seeks to serve more people every year, decrease waiting lists, increase volunteer medical providers, increase corporate partnerships and raise community awareness about the gaps in access to vision and hearing care.
The foundation’s annual fundraising event, Night of Spectacles, will take place on April 20. Overall, the event raises funds to provide over 150 eye surgeries.