Celebrating Volunteers On #GivingTuesday

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back, which is just what a handful of VSP Global employees are traveling to Alabama to do. They’re volunteering on a VSP Mobile Eyes clinic this week, in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham optometry students, to provide no-cost eye exams and glasses for more than 350 people in need!

It’s inspiring every day to see all the ways that VSP employees give back, including these:

  • To date, employees have logged nearly 47,000 paid volunteer hours—including more than 3,000 so far this year (and more today)—in support of charitable organizations in their communities.
  • Employees throughout the U.S. organized into 52 teams to participate in local Heart Walks, raising nearly $152,000 in support of the American Heart Association.
  • An employee traveled as far as Burkina Faso to provide the first access to eye care and eyewear in a small village, and employees recently raised funds to travel to Nicaragua to provide humanitarian services.

Recently, nearly 100 employees at every level of the company celebrated the #VSP60th by volunteering in three cities over five days to provide no-cost eye exams and glasses for more than 1,650 people in need. Watch these videos to hear what the experience meant to those who received free eye care and the employees who helped provide it:

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