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New Eyes for the Needy - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

New Eyes for the Needy
549 Millburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 376-4903 (Local)
info@neweyesfortheneedy.org
http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org

Brief Description

New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the United States who cannot afford glasses on their own. New Eyes accepts, recycles and distributes donated glasses for poor people overseas. The voucher program application is available on New Eyes' website: www.neweyesfortheneedy.org.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Fri. 9:00 AM-12:00 noon.
Clients served on average per year: 6,000 in the US; hundreds of thousands worldwide
Number of staff: 3 staff positions, 250 volunteers.
Staff description: Executive Director, U.S. Voucher Program Coordinator, Community Relations Coordinator
Geographic area served: United States
Publications: Newsletter. Annual Report.

Staff

Jean Gajano, Executive Director, (973) 376-4088, jgajano@new-eyes.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Low Vision Services
    • Purchases new prescription eyeglasses for the needy in the United States through a voucher program.
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