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Welcome to VOSH-Northwest

Our primary mission of VOSH-Northwest (a Chapter of VOSH-International) is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.

The VOSH-Northwest Chapter covers the states of Washington and Idaho but boasts membership throughout the United States and the World.

A Special Thank You To These Contributors

A very special thanks to Nitze-Stagen for helping with our rent at the Starbucks Center for the past sixteen years (since 2001)

  • The Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Walman Optical (Kent, WA), Essilor Vision Foundation (Farmers Branch, TX), and Central One Optical (Youngstown, OH) for their invaluable assistance in providing new eyeglasses for our missions.
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • Frank Martin, Alaska Airlines waiving 30 bag fees for our 2014 Mexico mission.
  • Spectrum Ophthalmics, Inc. 2013 (donation of Topcon VT-SE Refractor)
  • Jay McManus – for the VOSH Shelving Units (2011)
  • Carol and Myron Richards (2006, 2009,2010)

VOSH Work Parties

VOSH Northwest work parties are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and run from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.

2018 Work Schedule

Our Missions

Uganda: October 2018: Mission in progress. Dr. Wiilow Thompson and Dr. Jeff Forrey leaders.

Past and Curret Missions

Dr. Ed Worthen

In memory of Ed. He was a devoted VOSH - Northwest member and one of the founders of the Puget Sound Chapter. He is dearly missed.

Learn About Dr. Worthen


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