Re-Specs Frames for the Needy (R.A.)
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RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy salvages and collects used and surplus glasses frames from all over the world for distribution to needy people in Israel. We work in conjunction with optometrists to facilitate affordable eyewear for the underprivileged.
RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy collects used glasses frames, as well as surplus (new) ones. Our volunteers sort, clean and refurbish them where necessary, to ensure that people receive top-quality frames in excellent condition that are worthy of being re-lensed. In addition, we provide free sight tests and affordable glasses (frames + lenses) to over 2,000 needy individuals referred by social services from 88 cities and towns in Israel at our Ra'anana-Kfar Saba Eye Clinic and satellite branches. Currently, with the help of optometrists, student and adult volunteers, we offer services in Ra'anana-Kfar Saba, Netanya, Modi'in Illit, Bnei Brak, Rehovot, Shfar’am, Ramat Yishai and Kiryat Yearim. Targeting society’s weakest elements - low income families, those receiving food or financial aid via charities, people with disabilities and senior citizens, Holocaust survivors, terror victims, new olim with financial difficulties, single-parent families and lone soldiers - all services are provided for a nominal fee; those who are unable to pay can apply for financial assistance.

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  • Aid for the Needy

Begun as a home-based "Gemach" in 2008, RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy became a registered NPO and launched itself into action in 2012. With the knowledge that people around the world who have private health coverage are often entitled to a new pair of glasses every year, the idea arose to collect the unwanted frames from the year before. The project expanded rapidly, largely due to the support of optometrists from Sydney, Australia to Oregon, USA, and from Paris, France to Raanana, Israel. RE-SPECS is proud of its cooperation with: Lions Israel (under the umbrella of Lions International); Lirot (The Israeli Research Association for Eye Health and Blindness Prevention); Netina Netanya Food Charity; Habayit Hacham Rehovot; Hamercaz Hashilton Hamekomi and social services branches across the country. RE-SPECS has been developing many projects in the pipeline, including: school campaigns to encourage the donation of used frames, Bar/Bat mitzvah campaigns, recycling campaigns whereby citizens donate their frames at designated recycling collection points, and the creation of databases of optometrist partners who offer their support in a variety of ways. RE-SPECS is a proud supporter of recycling and keeping our enviroment green, for the eco-friendly future of our planet and for the benefit of Israel's needy.

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Address: Derech Hasharon 5/6 Kfar Saba 4426934, Ra'annana
Tel: 099555395