Reading Glasses Blitz


Reading Glasses Blitz  1 – 22 April, 2008

Committee: Beth Desimone, Anne Clarke and Carol Thornton

During their visit to the Sitabogogo project in January, 2008, Beverley Barling and Susan Fenner noticed that a number of the gogos were squinting and having difficulty seeing their sewing. So Grannies à Gogo organized a three-week blitz to collect no-longer-needed reading glasses. Art Schmidt Optical offered their services as a collection point and labelled all the glasses with the correct magnification. 


Sarah Lekhuleni with her new glasses

Sarah Lekhuleni with her new glasses

Meanwhile in Sabie, Ginny and Ruth put a plan in place for testing the gogos’ vision and seeing that each gets the appropriate magnification. Ken Fenner transported the glasses with him on a business trip to Sabie and, by the end of April, 45 pairs of reading glasses were distributed as a result of the three-week blitz.



Other Past and Ongoing Activities:

Act Locally and Think Globally

2009 Calendars

Trunk Sale 

Special Shopping Bags 


Pot Luck and Auction 

Garage Sale 

The Great Granny Revolution Documentary 

Open Meeting 

Gardening Grannies Blitz on the Beach 

Launch of Grannies a Gogo and Documentary Film


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