Sunglasses sold to support charity

Eyewear distributor to make a donation to Vision Aid Overseas every pair of sunglasses sold

13 Jun 2016 by Emily McCormick

Bambooka logoThe exclusive distributor of a range of bamboo sunglasses has entered into a charitable partnership with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), which will see it make a donation for every pair of frames sold.

The donation from Eyewear Africa to the charity for every pair of Bambooka sunglasses sold will “be sufficient enough” to cover the cost of an eye test or pair of prescription spectacles, the company told OT.

Handmade from bamboo, Bambooka describes its sunglasses range as made from “lightweight yet strong material,” and featuring “high-tech polarized or CR39 lenses.”

Eyewear Africa is a non-profit company, run by volunteers. Through the sale of its sunglasses, it aims to raise funds in support of charitable projects in Africa. In addition to partnering with VAO, it supports a sustainable lifestyle in a small community called Amasame and the Sisonke School, both located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

Founder and CEO of Eyewear Africa, Baz van Cranenburgh, said: “You could see our project as a novel way of fundraising – instead of asking people to make donations, we present them with a choice of eyewear with a difference. In a world with significant charity-fatigue, we find people still want to make a difference by the choices of products they make.”

For more information on the collection, visit www.bambooka.org

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