Yesterday, consumers spent over 6 billion dollars online making it the biggest online shopping day in US history. Flowing the three days dedicated to shopping comes a day to give back. Although it’s a relatively new event, Giving Tuesday has raised 177 million dollars.
While you give the patients in your community the gift of better sight, there are people across the globe who don’t have access to an eyecare professional. Whether you’re donating money, your time, or your expertise, there are multiple ways you can give to those in need. This post provides a few examples of how your optometric practice can participate in Giving Tuesday.
How Your Optometric Practice Can Participate In Giving Tuesday
Volunteer At An Organization
Donating your time is a great way to help out your community. Whether you’re volunteering by yourself, with your friends and family, or with your entire practice, finding some time to help a local organization will enrich your community, build stronger bonds, and can also serve as a vehicle to promote your practice. Let today be a reminder that there are organizations in your community that need your help year around, not just on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Donate Money To A Charity
With the end of the year nearing and vision benefits expiring, your practice may be too busy to volunteer your time. Fortunately, there are dozens of vision charities for the eyecare industry that could use a donation. One organization that VisionWeb is excited to be a part of is Optometry Giving Sight. This organization targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision from uncorrected refractive errors. And today, Optometry Giving Site will match your donation until midnight.
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