fundraising | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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  • Leading Eye Care Charity Calls on Supporters to Take Extreme Poverty Challenge

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announced that it will play an active role in Live Below the Line 2013, and called on the NZ public to take up the challenge and help end avoidable blindness.

  • Meet Angella

    We first met Angella on a surgical outreach to the Solomon Islands. At the time, she had been cataract blind for two years, and was being helped tentatively from a little motor boat by our team in Honiara. After two years of isolation, Angella relied heavily on her children and grandchildren to do everything for her --feed her, bring her water and take her to the bathroom. Desperate for help, Angella chose to make the daunting boat trip from her remote village.

  • Schools

    Get involved with The Foundation and increase awareness about blindness in developing countries and remember Kiwi humanitarian Fred Hollows. The Foundation has materials for use in social studies classes or you can restore sight by raising funds for the work we do in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Pacific.

  • Become a monthly supporter

    Restore sight and change lives each and every month In the developing world, 4 out of 5 people who are blind don't need to be, they just lack access to simple treatment and routine surgery.

  • H'Nhi

    Vietnam: When five-year-old H'Nhi was just a baby learning to crawl, her mother noticed something was wrong. “There was something white inside her eyes,” she remembers. H’Nhi’s mother was afraid, and heartbroken that something should be wrong with her baby, her only girl in a family of boys.

  • The Miracle of Sight

    Watch as one woman has her sight restored after nine years of blindness. Deonisia was cataract blind for nine years before she had her sight restored by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. Sight restoring operations take less than 20 minutes and can cost as little as $25 in many developing countries.

  • Thank you corporate supporters

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ would like to sincerely thank the many companies, organisations, community organisations, trust and foundations who support our sight-restoring work in the Pacific. This invaluable support helps The Foundation reduce costs, operate more efficiently and work even harder to restore sight and change lives.

  • Thank you Rotary Clubs

    The Fred Hollows Foundation greatly appreciates the support of Rotary Clubs across New Zealand who help to restore sight, dignity, and independence.  The Foundation would like to acknowledge the following clubs who supported our work in 2013. Thank you!

  • Rotary partnership

“At The Fred Hollows Foundation we share a deep respect for Rotary’s variety of humanitarian service projects around the world and are very proud of our partnership,” says Foundation Founding Director Gabi Hollows. The partnership between The Fred Hollows Foundation and Rotarians ‘Down Under’ was established in 2003, with a shared commitment to eradicating avoidable blindness in the developing world. The Rotarians are big believers in direct action and have long respected the work of Fred Hollows.

  • Community fundraising

    There are lots of ways that you or your local community can get involved and help The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ raise funds for our work across the Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

  • In celebration

    Make your special occasion an international cause for celebration by requesting donations instead of gifts! It could be for a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary or even Christmas.

  • In memoriam

    Honour the memory of a loved one by supporting The Foundation's sight-restoring work. Every five seconds another person goes blind, yet 80 per cent of the world's blindness is avoidable. A simple sight-restoring cataract operation takes just 20 minutes and can cost as little as $25.

  • The Foundation

    Fred and his wife Gabi set up The Fred Hollows Foundation in 1992 while sitting around their dining room table with a group of friends and supporters. Today, The Fred Hollows Foundation continues to be inspired by Fred’s lifelong commitment to ending avoidable blindness in developing countries.

  • Overseas

    "I believe that my view of what a redeemed 'social condition' is has been consistent - equity between people - and I've tried always to work to that end."  Not long after he moved to Australia in 1965, Fred visited a number of Aboriginal communities and was shocked by the deplorable standards of eye health. He was especially concerned with the high number of Aborigines who had trachoma, an infectious eye disease that is normally only found in developing countries.

  • Give the Gift of Sight

    If you’re wondering what to give that special someone, you might like to send a Gift of Sight card – a donation on their behalf that will help restore someone’s sight.