We’re BIG on Giving Back!
Dr. Heavin Maier and Eyes For Life are committed to making a difference and giving back, both in the local community and worldwide.
Every year since 2011 Eyes For Life has donated 10% of our profits to charity organizations, by utilizing feedback from you!
For 2021, each employee has researched and chosen a charity that they are most passionate about. At your appointment we ask that you vote with your dollar for which charity you would like Eyes For Life to contribute too. For every new frame sold, Eyes for Life will donate $10 to the charity you selected from our employee created list. Below is the list of charities chosen by our team.
RUCK FOR THE FALLEN
This charity honors our lost heroes. Their goal of offering support is achieved by raising funds for families who have lost a first-responder, an active military member or veteran in the line of duty or who are experiencing mental, emotional and physical effects incurred by the risks they face every day.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
A nonprofit and veterans services organization that offers programs, services, and events for wounded veterans following the military actions of September 11, 2001.
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
These hospitals provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs. They conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
UNICEF works to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
Vanessa Behan’s vision is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families. Vanessa Behan helps parents who may be dealing with issues as complex as substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Or, they may just be exhausted and worn-out from the demands of parenting.
LUTHERAN COMMJNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST WRAP AROUND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
WISe is a program tailored to children ages 0-20 with complex needs involving mental health, special education, the legal system, or transitioning from institutional care. WISe equips families with skills to manage the stress and complexities of having a child with mental and behavioral health challenges and provides support to youth while allowing them to safely remain home and in the community.
VITALANT BLOOD DONATION
Vitalant exists to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. They are the only supplier of blood for in the Inland Northwest.
WISHING STAR FOUNDATION
Wishing Star grants wishes to children ages 3-21 with terminal life threatening or medically complicated conditions. They are the longest running wish-granting organization this side of the Mississippi. They provide tickets to fun opportunities knowing that these families struggle emotionally and financially.
PALOUSE WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
This charity is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wild animals of the greater Palouse area. Like all wildlife rehabilitators, Palouse does not receive any state or federal funding – they are are purely a result of the volunteered love, time, and gifts given by our kind-hearted community.
HEARING ORAL PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE
HOPE is dedicated to helping hearing impaired or deaf children from birth to five weeks of age. They are a preschool listening and spoken language provider that help children with these skills. HOPE is the only school in Spokane that provides this service for helping deaf children reach their full potential. It also partners with the child’s parents and provides the education and therapy the child needs to succeed.
UNION GOSPEL MISSION – ANNA ODGEN HALL
Anna Ogden Hall, a residential rehabilitation facility, is an outreach of the Union Gospel ministries. Women’s Recovery provides a safe, welcoming refuge and long term treatment for women of all ages who are seeking to turn their lives in new directions. The program, which includes individual and group counseling, classes, vocational training, and addiction recovery, lasts approximately 18 months. Women with children can rest assured that their children will find a welcoming home as well.
The mission of the Hutton Settlement has not changed in the 100 years since it was founded. This program provides the stability that is difficult to achieve in short term foster care. Children’s lives at Hutton are consistent, with brothers, sisters, friends, and other meaningful adults. They give children a stable environment to help strengthen their growth and development.
Heifer gives livestock, bees, trees, and the training necessary to lift people out of poverty and malnutrition. Recipients must agree to pass on the gift by donating animal offspring and sapling, as well as sharing the skills and knowledge of animal husbandry and agricultural training, with other impoverished families in the community.
2020 Charity Donation Recipients –
- Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery – Keeping Kids Safe
- Deer Park Ambulance – Dedicated to our community, our personnel, our profession
- International Justice Mission – Every person deserves to be free from violence
- Wishing Star Foundation – Where the wish is only the beginning
- Vitalant – Transform a life, and your own. Give Blood
- Love 11 – Help Micah’s spirit live on
- Free Rein – Therapeutic Riding
- American Childhood Cancer Organization – Because kids can’t fight cancer alone
- Ronald McDonald House Charities – Keeping families with sick children together & near the care & resources they need.
- The Isaac Foundation – Providing support and advocacy for patients and families coping with rare diseases.
- Union Gospel Mission – Reaching the poor with the love and power of the gospel
- SNAP – Neighbors by your side
- Artisans – Employment support services
2019 Charity Donation Recipients –
- USA for UNHCR (The United Nations High Commission on Refugees)
- Optometry Giving Sight
- Lutheran Community Services
- Double J Dog Ranch
- Union Gospel Mission
- A Cup of Cool Water
- Vorpahl Wings
- Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
- Feed My Starving Children
- American Red Cross
- Journey to Bethlehem
- Spokane Area Youth Choir
- The Jonah Project
- Pioneer School
- Deer Park Volunteer Ambulance
- Joya Child and Family Develoment (Formerly Spokane Guild School)
- Providence Health Care Foundation
- Dishman Hills Conservatory
- Christ Kitchen
- The Oaks Classical Christian School
- Doctors Without Borders