IRIS Supports IRIS Mundial for Eleventh Year
IRIS The Visual Group is proud to announce the eleventh edition of its annual fundraising campaign for IRIS Mundial.
Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jean-Pierre Tchang, optometrist, the organization aims to improve the visual health of disadvantaged people in developing countries, such as Haiti and Peru. The campaign will be held throughout the month of February in IRIS stores across Canada.
The main financial partner since 2008, IRIS is actively involved in donating $10 to the organization for each pair of glasses sold during the month. IRIS also appeals to the public by giving them the chance to donate their used glasses at one of its stores. These e‑orts will enable disadvantaged individuals to obtain eye exams, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries.
To date, IRIS stores have donated more than $893,720 to IRIS Mundial, including $69,720 in 2017. The goal for 2018 is to reach $85,000.
“It is with gratitude that IRIS Mundial recognizes the remarkable contribution of IRIS The Visual Group, both financially and through services, both of which are essential to our projects,” says Catherine Rioux, General Manager of IRIS Mundial. “In addition, the generosity of the public allows us to continue to carry out projects, to establish new permanent programs and to help more and more people recover their sight and improve their quality of living,” adds Mrs. Rioux.