RestoringVision to Help 250,000 Through Shelter Hill Foundation Grant

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SAN RAFAEL, California—RestoringVision, the optical 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing new reading glasses to people in need, received a grant from the New York based Shelter Hill Foundation. This grant marks the first time Shelter Hill has committed to solving vision impairment, as well as the first grant RestoringVision has received from an institution outside of the optical industry. According to RestoringVision, the grant will boost their capacity to partner with other non-profit organizations to reach 250,000 people living in remote areas in developing countries where glasses are not available.

Paul Shiverick, trustee to the Shelter Hill Foundation said, “We are pleased to support the good work of RestoringVision so that those with impaired vision can finally gain the valuable personal and economic independence that comes with a new pair of glasses.” According to RestoringVision, over 500 million people worldwide lack access to glasses which RestoringVision is dedicated to helping these people by providing them the gift of sight.

“This critical support from the Shelter Hill Foundation will make a substantial and immediate impact by transforming 250,000 lives through the gift of sight. Vision impairment is an urgent issue that can only be addressed through cross-sector partnerships like this,” said Pelin Munis, PhD, executive director of RestoringVision. For more information and contact RestoringVision email info@restoringvision.org.