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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, Idaho, Alaska and Oregon but boasts membership throughout the United States and the World.

A Special Thank You To These Contributors

A Very Special Thank You to Walman Optical in Kent, WA for their generous donation as a part of winning Charitable Giving Branch Of The Year!

  • Island Dog Signs and Mr. Steve Hintzke (for the donation of the clinic sign for the Ed Worthen Memorial Clinic.)

  • Northwest Eye Surgeons

  • Alaska Air (free freight for our mission work to Mexico)

  • The Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) Donations are made in memory of Herb Lipman.

  • 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.

  • Paul VanderWel, Ophthalmic Instrument Consultants, for the equipment donations for the Ed Worthen Memorial Clinic.

  • Vanguard Charitable

  • Dr. Corrado Masciocchi, Mercer Island Eyeworks

  • Ms. Mona Boblick, C/O Deer Park Vision Source

  • EyeCarePro for designing, donating and maintaining our website

  • Kidder Mathews, First & Utah Properties LLC, and Shirley Cornish for their continued support in reducing our monthly rental costs

  • Nitze-Stagen & Company for their past support as landlords from 2001-2019

  • The Harris Family Charitable Fund, Dr. and Mrs. David Harris, in Edmonds

Any questions regarding how to donate or the status of a donation can be directed to us via our E-Mail Us form.

VOSH Uganda

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.

Work Schedule

Our Missions

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

Past and Current 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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THANK YOU to Island Dog Signs and Mr. Steve Hintzke for the donation of the clinic sign for the Ed Worthen Memorial clinic.