Buy One, Give One – Changing Life with Each Purchase
Now that you have your own pair of Mantras, we will happily use part of the proceeds from your sunglasses to help a child in need. In rural China, over one in five children suffer from nearsightedness but don’t have the eyeglasses they need to see clearly and succeed in school. With your purchase, we fund vision screening, eye care education and a free pair of eyeglasses for a child with poor vision. With just those glasses, that student’s test scores will jump up as if they had an entire extra year of school and in the long-term their expected income can increase by more than 20%*! We are able to do this through our sister organization, the NGO Education In Sight. Education In Sight is a non-profit leader in China, having already donated over 11,000 pairs of glasses in Yunnan, successfully given glasses to every needy student in Shangrila County and won the prestigious Yale School of Management Nonprofit Business Plan Award.
Want to know more about your donation? You can! We at Mantra want to build a community around the transparent and meaningful work we're accomplishing together. With your sunglasses, we’ve included a special Message Your Mantra Postcard - fill it in and either mail it to us or send a digital version to our WeChat account (ID: findyourmantra) and we will deliver it to a student you helped on your behalf. We will also push regular updates out online. To learn more and find other ways to get involved, please visit Education In Sight's WeChat account (ID: 点亮眼睛).
*Figures based on research conducted by the Stanford Rural Education Action Program and Vision Spring