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June 15, 2018

Eye Glasses Donations


Help us find 600+ pairs of used eyeglasses for the University of Waterloo Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity who provide eye exams and eyecare services to small villages around the world.

Who is up for a challenge??? Show your Verve Spirit. We have the Verve to Serve!

During a recent visit to The Lodge at Valley Ridge Retirement Residence, Denise Kato came across a resident carrying a box of glasses. As it turns out, the gentleman, Richard Wilcox, a resident of The Lodge at Valley Ridge, was collecting them for his granddaughter who is currently attending the University of Waterloo for optometry. Each year she takes these glasses around the world (Peru, Haiti, Nicaragua, etc.) to provide free eye examinations and provides the donated glasses to those in need. Denise was inspired by this project and spoke to Richard about how Verve could assist. Richard set a goal of 300 pairs of glasses but we know we can do better based on our track history of challenges. Therefore, the goal has been moved to 600! Please join in on the “Verve” Spirit and collect as many pairs of gently used glasses as possible for a very worthy cause. Think of the story the granddaughter can tell when she tells everyone her 87 year old grandfather piloted the project for her and collected over 600 pairs of glasses!

Pease forward your collection to the representatives below listed by province before Friday, August 24, 2018.

  • Peter Cline or Denise Kato (Ontario Head Office), 2121 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2X4
  • Krystal Laframboise (Lodge at Valley Ridge, AB), 11479 Valley Ridge Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5V5
  • Charlene Van Dyk (Courtyard Gardens, BC), 7051 Moffatt Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 3W2

We want YOU to bring your passion of excellence to those in need and help us round up as many pairs of glasses as possible!

Eye Glass donations poster