(PRESS RELEASE) – The Oath of Giving (TOGO) partnered with the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) and Body Holiday Resorts to raise funds to purchase a vital piece of equipment capable of diagnosing cataracts at an early stage to prevent vison loss.
TOGO’s founder earlier this month handed a cheque to the SLBWA which will go towards the purchase of this equipment.
The Oath of Giving Organization (TOGO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridge the gap between communities local and abroad through philanthropic tourism. In June 2019, TOGO commenced a Gofundme campaign on behalf of the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) to raise funds for the purchase an Auto Refractor/Keratomer which is piece of equipment capable of diagnosing cataracts at an early stage to prevent vision loss. Earlier this month TOGO’s Founder, Tracey Alexis Dixon presented the funds raised from this campaign to the SLBWA.
“The organization raised close to US$1,600 and this is to support the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association to purchase an Auto Refractor piece of equipment.”
Executive Director of the SLBWA, Anthony Avril thanked Jacquline Scott of Body Holiday Resorts for making the initial contact with TOGO as well as TOGO’s Founder and her team for diligently supporting the efforts of the SLBWA through this timely presentation.
“I note that The Oath of Giving is an organization that seeks to help where needs are needed and true to form you are giving from out of what you received. So we want to say thank you. The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association truly appreciates the effort.”
Avril noted that the piece of equipment to be purchased will support the work of SLBWA’s, EyeCare St. Lucia Clinic in better assessing clients with cognitive issues.
“It is a very useful piece of equipment which will go a long way in helping our diagnostic capacity at the EyeCare St. Lucia Clinic which operates from Monday’s through Thursdays at the moment and we are looking to increasing our clinic times and so on. We would like to take the opportunity to ask St. Lucians to patronize this service. While we do charge it’s affordable and in this way they can also help the St. Luca Blind Welfare Association.”
This presentation comes on the heels of the Dine in the Dark Fund Raising activity organized by SunSwept Resorts also to raise funds for the purchase of eye care equipment for the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association.