ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 16, 2021 — Grants from three new supporters—The Carls Foundation, Saline Walmart Supercenter #5472 and Ypsilanti Sam's Club #6667—will assist Eversight in the purchase of critical clinical equipment.
The Carls Foundation supports health and human services organizations in Michigan, and awarded Eversight a $2,000 grant to purchase a medical supplies cart for the clinical laboratory. Both Walmart and Sam’s Club granted Eversight awards of $1,000 each through Walmart’s Local Community Grants program for the purchase of recovery supplies.
“I am so excited about the growth in support we’ve seen from Michigan community organizations in recent months,” said Alex Teska, Philanthropy Director, Eversight. “I look forward to beginning new partnerships with The Carls Foundation, Walmart and Sam’s Club, and to work with these organizations toward creating a world without blindness.”
All three of these gifts are instrumental in ensuring Eversight can continue to make use of the precious gift of sight bestowed upon us by donors and their families, and deliver this gift of sight to those in need through cornea transplants.
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.
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