RC Karrinyup has enjoyed a fabulous partnership with Specsavers Karrinyup over the past year or so. One of our members, Klaus, is in regular contact and periodically collects frames that are no longer required (many of them in perfect condition). These are then passed on to Rotary District 9455 clubs for the RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service The Global Hands Project.
Global Hands Charity started distributing glasses two years ago in Cambodia, and last year in Sri Lanka.
The glasses are collected via clubs before being graded, sorted, cleaned and repaired as necessary by inmates at the prisons. Then a team of nurses, optometrists, and optometry students take them overseas for distribution. Everybody pays their own fares, insurances, etc.
In addition, the Karrinyup store also collects miscellaneous monetary donations and forwards them to the club - and these are then used in further benefit the community via projects such as the provision of clothing to the local Women's shelter, school breakfast program items and a variety of Youth Programs.
Thanks so much Specsavers!