Success Stories

Reading Glass Project relies on the support of its intrepid volunteers.  Read here about what it was like giving out glasses - what they thought, what they learned and what they did.

Terry McDonell

Botswana, Africa

    Jackson, Sorry this is such a bad pic but it is of a young guy named Sea who guided us as a tracker in Botswana. He is very religious and active in  The First Apostolic Church Of St John in Maun, where he lives when he’s not working in the Okavango Delta. We […]

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Judy Wheatley

Africa

Long-time friend Janet Snyderr takes reading glasses on trips to give away to folks who need them. The Reading Glass Project http://www.readingglassproject.org/ sells the glasses to her for $2 per “pair”, a real bargain and what a difference they make to the recipients. For our last safari, Jan Dickieson and Don Thomas Sine bought 50 pair, which were distributed by the Rotary […]

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Susan Wameling / Namibia

Namibia, Africa

Hello Jackie All the reading glasses were handed out to the  Doro Nawas camp staff in Damaraland,  which is located in northwest Namibia.  Please feel free to use any or all of the above photos.  My personal favorite is the one with the three older women who are the camp cooks.  The one woman all […]

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Lee Roos

Africa

Jackie, Sorry I have been so long in sharing our wonderful experience in Africa with the reading glasses. With our guides assistance, we waited until we were in a remote village in Zimbabwe in the Hwange area to ask if anyone would like to try on the glasses. The response was shy at first but […]

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Kathy Heinzelman

Africa

Jackie We are back from our trip to Kenya and Tanzania. We had a wonderful time, but our only opportunity to visit a village was in Northern Kenya where we visited a Samburu village.  In this particular village, the villagers do beautiful beadwork for themselves but not for market. The younger women are the ones […]

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Diana & Emily Hurewitz

Africa

Hello, I just wanted to share the pictures we took in South Africa. My daughter handed out the Reading glasses in Langa Township CAPETOWN, at a “nursing home” – essentially a home where elderly who are unable to live on their own and who have no family to take care of them – and at […]

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Sharon Modi

Africa

This Maasi lady was delighted to receive reading glasses at the Maasi Mara area of Kenya.  I will continue to hand out glasses on future trips.   Sharon.     Sept of 2016

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Connie Kelley

Africa

Dear Jackie, I apologize for being late in giving you feedback from my trip to Tanzania…  It was such a thrill… Our guide was a Masaii Warrior and was a huge help to me finding villagers who needed reading glasses.  I went to some of their homes, and some of them were so overwhelmed that […]

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Judy Faitek

Africa

Hi Jackie I gave a pair to this man and his wife. It was wonderful. I gave out 25 pairs of glasses  I’ll try to find more pictures. Thank you for your good work.  Judy Faitek Other pix:

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Bernice Coleman

Morocco, Africa

Hi,  It was a huge success as you knew it would be.   here are few pix.  Thanks.    Bee this is an embroidery co-op workshop.   I gave away about half here.   

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