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.
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: