For every pair of glasses sold, we provide our partner NGO with funds to cover the material cost of one pair of glasses.
These funds not only go towards glasses manufacturing, but also help establish training programs that teach locals sight testing, glasses fitting and assembly, and general business management. The goal of this program is to create a completely sustainable model for providing eyeglasses to underserved communities in Africa and South America.
For every children’s eye exam during market season, we are happy to donate $5 towards the 124 Grand Market Little Beans Program.
Little Beans is a locally-run program aimed to encourage healthy nutrition and conscientious consumerism in youth, and to show the connections between farm and table, and teaching about the lifecycle of food.
Each November, Glasses Half Full runs a fundraiser in conjunction with 124th Street’s All is Bright Festival that provides support to Dogs With Wings and CAAWLS – local organizations that raise and train service and wellness animals.
Their missions are to increase the mobility, independence, and quality of life in individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns by providing them with highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing care.
Each quarter, GHF matches the Pair-for-a-Pair Program donation, and provides an equal contribution to Water First – a Canadian NGO that aims to address drinking water and environmental water-related challenges in First Nations, Métis, and Indigenous communities. Through education, training, and meaningful collaboration, Water First seeks to encourage Indigenous voices in STEM fields.
We are also a designated Turtle Island Safer Space, through which we remain committed to providing a safer, welcoming, and supportive space for the local FNMI community.