EXTON, PA Allied Vision closed its fundraising campaign for Sightsavers, an international charity that helps give blind and visually impaired people in developing countries their eyesight back. Altogether, Allied Vision raised around $30,000. This amount is made up of donations from Allied Vision staff, funds raised by Allied Vision staff in their local communities, and donations from Allied Vision Technologies GmbH as well as its parent company Augusta AG.

Worldwide fundraising campaign at eight locations

The leading manufacturer of digital cameras for industrial, scientific and medical applications started its fundraising campaign at World Sight Day on Oct. 9.

Allied Vision employees organized fundraising events at each of the company’s locations for example a family festival in Stadtroda, flea markets, lotteries and a cake sale, etc. Customers and business partners were also asked to contribute with online donations.

Within two months, Allied Vision staff raised nearly $5,000, which were donated to Sightsavers via the independent online fundraising platform Crowdrise.com.

Additionally, Allied Vision and Augusta donated $12,500 respectively directly to Sightsavers.

"I am extremely happy and proud of this achievement," said Allied President and CEO Frank Grube. “With this fundraising campaign, we wanted to celebrate our 25th anniversary the Allied Vision way: by joining forces with our staff, our customers, our partners and our communities, we make the impossible possible. Together, we will be able to help even more people who cannot afford treatments to get their eyesight back."

The collected funds allow for 2,400 trachoma operations or 385 cataract operations. The online fundraising page will remain open until the end of 2014 and will accept more donations to help people see the bigger picture.

To donate, visit ww.crowdrise.com/alliedvision25