Elizabeth Pride's Fundraising Page for Volunteering with Unite For Sight in Honduras

Progress: $1,725   Goal: $1,700
Message from elizabeth c. pride:

Hi! This winter I am going to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to volunteer with Unite For Sight, which is a non-profit organization that provides free eye care to poverty-striken villages in Honduras, Ghana, and India. I will be volunteering for 20 days in Honduras in December and January, and one of the many things I am doing to prepare for my trip is raising $1700.

As someone who has worn glasses and contacts nearly all my life, I have definitely taken for granted the importance of eye care. For people who live in rural areas around the world, anything from simple eye exams to sight-restoring surgeries can seem out of reach because of the expense and lack of access to quality care. Unite For Sight provides free services to needy populations, and in the past 11 years has provided high-quality eye care to 1,200,000 of the world's poorest people including 49,050 sight-restoring surgeries (as of November, 2011). Local doctors as well as international volunteers (me in December!) provide needy people with the eye care that they need and deserve.

Please help me with my goal! If you've ever received eye care, you know how important it is to be able to see well!

Messages from donors:

Colin Johnson: Good luck, Liz. Make it count!
Mercedes Lewis: Pelea la buena batalla chica! Bueno suerte!
Andrew McCann: Way to go!
Keiran McCann: YOU GO GURL
Alex Gibson: Good Luck Liz!
Lynn Hallett: You are putting your Spanish language skills to good use! ¡Te felicito!
Blair Griffin: Congratulations on getting the fellow position, Elizabeth! Enjoy your time in Honduras this winter!
Victoria Pride: Yay! Go help people so they can live better lives!
Mark Segar: Good luck! I admire what you're doing!
Carol Reimann: I am so proud of you, and I know you will do great things! All the best girl!
Bekah Curtis-Heald: HERE YA GO GURRRLLL :)
Emma Morgenstern: This is really great, Liz!!!!!!!!!
Sara Shuman: Have a great trip!
Alison Ross: This is really cool, Liz! I bet it'll be a great experience!
Zach Ingrasci: goodluck with your trip! You are doing awesome things and I hope we can catch up soon.
Maggie Yamartino: Good luck, Elizabeth. I am proud to call you my friend. :)
Valerie Craven: Hey Liz! I hope you\'re doing well. This sounds really great. I'm sure you'll have an awesome time! Good to hear from you.
Christine Fisher: Go get 'em girl!
Alice Tackett: You rock! I am so proud of you. I luh you.
Caitlin Weigel: You go girlfran.
Sam Alfieri: Your email was extraordinary. I felt like you were applying to me for a job and it worked! You are so professional and intelligent and will do well!
Corrie O’Neil: Keep doing big things, girlllll.
Kathryn Ho: I'm glad to see you are taking seriously the message on the necklace I gave you for your high school graduation. :)
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