Monday, November 8, 2010

Pies for Eyes Update

Pat Kaufman, Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, and friends have collected over 300 pairs of eye-glasses to be sent to Tchekpo in a few weeks.  Shawnee Mission East baked pies and sold them to pay for the shipping.  Thus...Pies For Eyes!

While we are waiting for the glasses to arrive, we have teachers in the primary schools, and high school identifying kids who need glasses.  We are also going to the library and churches to identify adults.  In addition we are going to have an optomotrist travel to Tchekpo from Lome, to help us determine a way to most accurately fit the right glasses to the right person.

I will be posting pictures and information about how this gift will help the people of Tchekpo when we start distributing the glasses.

This is an amazing response!  Many people in Tchekpo know that we are doing this, and they frequently ask me about it.

My sincere thanks to Pat Kaufman, Shawnee Mission East High School and to the many friends and acquaintances who took the time and trouble from their busy schedules to respond to this need.

And...thanks again for helping the People of Tchekpo see the world and Americans more clearly.