Sacramento Kings’ Fans Pass on the Gift of Sight to More Than 1,000 People

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What do basketball and an eyewear donation drive have in common? It’s all about teamwork.

The Sacramento Kings were able to pull through with a victory in Monday night’s game against the Orlando Magic, in large part thanks to Darren Collison’s glorious 13 assists. Just as Collison’s passes were instrumental in securing the win, VSP depended on the Sacramento community to help pass on the gift of sight, and boy, did they come through!

For the sixth year, VSP Global teamed up with the Sacramento Kings to collect gently used glasses and readers during the Eyes of Hope Eyewear Donation Drive on March 13 during the Sacramento Kings game. Thanks to the fans, VSP collected a total of 1,183 pairs—one Kings’ fan donated a whopping 55 pairs (talk about MVP).

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Every pair donated will be cleaned and sorted for VSP doctors to take on mission trips that provide eye care globally through our Eye Make a Difference program. Moreover, VSP matches the first 500 donations with a no-cost eye exam and new glasses for a person in need here in the U.S. Over the last six years, the annual donation drive has helped nearly 8,900 people in need see.

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who donated glasses; VSP couldn’t have done it without your support!

If you missed Monday night’s game, check out the pre-game excitement on the VSP Facebook page.

Donations are collected all year round at www.globaleyesofhope.com

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