Fundraising will help the effort to eliminate all avoidable forms of blindness in the regions of our eye hospitals in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Peru and Mexico as well as fund your trip.
Each participant has two options for funding the trip:
Raise $10,000 plus the cost of your airfare (for a total fundraising goal of $11,000 to $12,000, typically) from sponsorships to make your trip free.
When your fundraising goal is reached, then Vision for the Poor will pay for all remaining expenses and refund any trip costs you have already paid (e.g. pre-purchased airline ticket). The remaining funds raised will provide approximately 75 sight-saving surgeries.
Pay for your own trip (approximately $3,500 to $4,500, depending on airfare) and raise a minimum of $3,000 in sponsorships. This minimum will fund surgery for 30 poor patients.
All resources needed to help you obtain sponsorships and prepare for your climb will be provided to you.
Climb for Sight changed my life. I knew going into it that it would be a challenge to make it up the mountain and to raise the money and I looked forward to testing myself in both areas. The feeling I got from donating that much money to a charity was amazing and I found that people were surprisingly giving if you just ask. Then the climb came, and between seeing the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Africa, meeting the incredibly humble people, and making it to the top of Kilimanjaro I was blown away! I dream of Africa often and hope to do it all again in the future! Thank you Pete and Doug for guiding me and making all of this possible.Jeff Lund