A few days ago I wrote about Eye Care for Kids being the July charity for 12for12k.
As the first charity of the second half of the year, this is quite a contrast to the June charity, UNICEF. Whereas UNICEF operates on a global scale, Eye Care for Kids works on a much smaller scale, covering the US state of Utah.
This is one of the great things about being a 12for12k supporter, the opportunity to make a difference to a diverse range of people, all of whom could certainly use our help.
Based in Salt Lake City, Eye Care for Kids concentrates on the poorer areas of the state, including the Native American reservations. So far they have helped nearly 20,000 visually impaired, low income children – not bad hey?
One of the good things with these smaller charities is that every single donation can be seen to make a real difference. For example, a donation of $25.00 is enough to provide an eye exam and eye glasses to a deserving child. Giving a child the gift of good vision can have a fantastic effect on their life.
For most of my life, I’ve done very little to help charities. I’ve been too busy, too broke, too lazy or thought that the small amount I could give would make no difference. That’s the idea of 12for12k, if we join together and each donate a small amount, the result will indeed make a difference.
If you are like me and enjoy all the things that social media gives us for free, you might feel it is time to contribute just a little back. Bring vision to America’s kids!
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