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It has become tradition that we hand out from the Netherlands brought second-hand reading glasses during the times spent together with our team. After having done so in 2018 and 2019, we were happy that we could do it for the third time; for the first time we could hand the glasses out at our own location, which was not yet there during our time spent together in 2019.
The occasion was announced in the church and we were pleasantly surprised by the large number of people who showed up to see if a good match was there for them. Every time again it touches us to see the delight in people’s faces on observing that they can again read the newspaper or their pocket bible with the help of the right reading glasses for them. For some people, reading glasses could not solve the problem that they experienced and we advised them to consult an eye doctor.
We again thank both the staff of the Uden branch of Pearle opticians in the Netherlands for collecting the second-hand glasses for us and Piet Optiek, optics teacher in the Netherlands, for selflessly measuring the glasses.
HWMCO-Nederland & NiCA Foundation
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