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Letter: Seeing the Spirit of Giving

Abigail DiOrio donating 100 pairs of glasses on behalf of St. Joseph's School.

Abigail DiOrio donating 100 pairs of glasses on behalf of St. Joseph's School. Photo Contributed

To the Editor:

I would like to share with you about the St. Joseph School Onesight eyeglass collection drive. It was held by the eighth grade students at St. Joseph's school and was headed up by Great Falls resident Abigail DiOrio. In the spirit of giving, the school managed to deliver 100 pairs of glasses. It was a rewarding exchange. We were told about how Onesight has refurbished and distributed over 8 million glasses since it started. Two of the employees from Sterling actually go on the mission to South America to help screen and re-distribute. The organization was set up by The Luxottica eyewear group to help needy people all over the world.

They were all so grateful! Did you know they provide free glasses to our local needy families also? It really motivates the kids when they recognize their efforts in their local community. The more people that know about Onesight, the bigger the circle gets. If people want to continue to donate, we will keep a box in the front Lobby of St Joseph's School. We encourage everyone to rummage through their cluttered drawers and find a new use for those old glasses!


Niamh DiOrio

Great Falls