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The 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.

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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)
  • Shemanski Fund for 2018
  • Paul Vander Wal, Ophthalmic Instrument Consultants, for the equipment donations for the Ed Worthen Memorial Clinic.
  • EyeCarePro for designing, donating and maintaining our website
  • Northwest Eye Surgeons

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

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