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Glasses for Guatemala delivers, on average, a pair of glasses for every dollar donated.
Help us share the priviledge of vision with the world.
We can make a small donation go a long way.
Glasses for Guatemala is a 501(c3) Nonprofit Organization, and contributions are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.
Donations by Mail
If you would like to mail your donation, please make the check or money order payable to Glasses for Guatemala, and mail to:
Glasses for Guatemala
1909 Earls Court
Allentown, PA 18103
Please, provide a return address for personalized tax-filing receipts.
Used Prescription Eyeglasses
Have eyeglasses, readers, or cases to donate? Donate to your local Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Center.
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Since 2012, this volunteer-run organization has coordinated multiple service trips to impoverished towns throughout Guatemala, establishing clinics and distributing eyeglasses. For more information about our service trips, visit News.
By conducting service trips to Guatemala and collaborating with other non-profit groups, Glasses for Guatemala has delivered 9,000 pairs of glasses to date.
1st Service Trip Aug 2012 - 900 Eyeglasses
2nd Service Trip Oct 2013 - 2,300 Eyeglasses
3rd Service Trip Mar 2015 - 2,000 Eyeglasses
4th Service Trip Aug 2016 - 1,800 Eyeglasses
5th Service Trip May 2019 - 1,800 Eyeglasses
Collaborations - 2,000 Eyeglasses
We utilize our donations very efficiently. It costs us, on average, only $0.79 to obtain and deliver one pair of eyeglasses.
Over time, Glasses for Guatemala has been able to improve upon its already outstanding operational efficiency. The cost to obtain and deliver one pair of eyeglasses varies based on the quantity of glasses available to distribute and the complexity of arranging the mobile clinics for each service trip. Since the inception of our organization, we have given thousands of people a clearer outlook for under $1.
Other than the costs of running its website, Glasses for Guatemala has no administrative costs. All work is done by volunteers, so every dollar donated directly benefits our mission.
1st Service Trip Aug 2012 - $1.15 / pair
2nd Service Trip Oct 2013 - $1.12 / pair
3rd Service Trip Mar 2015 - $0.90 / pair
4th Service Trip Aug 2016 - $0.86 / pair
Collaborations - $0.09 / pair