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We rely heavily on individual gifts. Your donation can provide a sight-saving cataract surgery for just $77 and a new pair of eye glasses for $20.

If you wish to partner with us in building a new eye hospital please email executive director, Douglas Villella OD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vision for the Poor is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Expenses from administration and fund raising are less than 10%.

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Vision for the Poor
300 State Street
Suite 202
Erie PA 16507


Vision for the Poor Executive Director receives Archbishop Oscar Romero Award

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Vision for the Poor 2017 Humanitarian Award Winner:

Frank B. Villa II OD

For extraordinary support to bringing the gift of sight to the people of Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru and Mexico.