"Night for Sight" Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on June 3, 2013
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Humanity First USA will be holding its second "Night for Sight" fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm at the Hilton in Naperville/Lisle, Illinois. The event will be raising funds for the Humanity First USA banner program, Gift of Sight, and the general Humanity First USA fund.
The Gift of Sight program seeks to cure blindness by sending eye care teams abroad to help those in need by setting up eye camps for adults and children, teaching local health care professionals new techniques to treat eye diseases, and donating medications, eyeglasses and equipment. Medical and student volunteers have traveled to Guatemala for the past three years to perform cataract surgeries and full eye exams for free. In October 2012, the Humanity First USA volunteers held a week-long eye camp at Proyecto Salud y Paz in Chichicastenango, Guatemala with the support of the Humanity First Guatemala team. 45 surgeries were performed during the October camp. In total, 92 surgeries were performed by Gift of Sight medical volunteers in 2012.
Dr. Richard Geiser, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will be speaking at the dinner to share his experiences. The program will also include a screening of the Gift of Sight 2012 documentary and remarks from David Gonzolez, Humanity First Guatemala Executive Director, Gift of Sight Program Director Dr. Ahsan Khan and Humanity First USA Executive Director, Munum Naeem.
To sponsor the Night for Sight event and have your company's logo and information featured here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit hfgiftofsight.tumblr.com to learn more about the Gift of Sight program.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.