Thursday, July 12, 2012

Participated as a Business Partner, Ended Up a Fans of the Organization

OneSight, a Luxottica FoundationI recently attended a golf and partner appreciation event in Cincinnati, Ohio which was literally an eye opener. This was an important business partner so attending was considered the appropriate thing to do. As I engaged with various employees, partners, and even the executives it became very clear right from the offset that everyone was intimately involved in this program. Incase you are not familiar with OneSight, I copied verbiage from their website: "OneSight, a Luxottica Foundation, is a family of vision care charities dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those in need worldwide. Since 1988, these charitable efforts have provided free vision care and eyewear to more than eight million people and have granted millions of dollars towards optical research and education."


There was a genuine desire and shared goal to help the world see better. This ambience, dedication, and commitment level did get me a little but being a senior sales executive for almost 15 years, it would take more. The bottom-line is that 94 cents of every dollar reaches the intended recipients, over 8 million individuals reached globally, they have built a strong effort to help inform people about the issues, and the working being done at home started my transition.The clincher was the shared stories of the individuals they have helped, especially children who did not know how the world and their loved ones really looked until their experience with OneSight.

I participate in a lot of charity and community organizations because the cause is what I believe in but this was based on the effort, people and results that won me over. An eye opening event that made me a fan of the organization. Great work folks!

The link to the website: http://www.onesight.org



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