We’re all about living life to the fullest, and that means enhancing not only our own lives, but also the lives of our fellow Canadians. That’s why we launched the FYidoctors | Visique Enhancing Life Foundation in 2019, with the goal of supporting incredible charities across the country that directly benefit Canadians and adding to the betterment of society. So far, it’s been a huge success, and we are more motivated than ever to make an even bigger impact this year.
Initially, the Enhancing Life Foundation focused specifically on charities for children, but last year, we broadened the scope of our efforts to include various other charities that address the needs of Canadians of all ages. While FYidoctors and Visique are both primarily passionate about eye care, we are also committed to other critical causes. The central mission of the foundation is to cater to the underserved populations of Canada by providing both financial and social support to a wide array of philanthropic causes and initiatives. In short, we hope to make this country a better place for everyone.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed first-hand the impact of our initiative and its potential for further growth in the future. By connecting and collaborating with other corporate charitable causes and nonprofits, we hope to touch upon a number of widespread issues impacting Canadians. By networking and joining forces with like-minded organizations, we have the opportunity to make a real difference. Especially considering the current state of the world and the ongoing ramifications of the pandemic, financial aid is needed now more than ever.
In 2020, we successfully raised $154,000 in support of vision health and community initiatives.
Our mission for 2021 is to raise $200,000 in donations—which is an ambitious, yet attainable, goal. We are confident we can do it with your help! October is our annual Enhancing Life Month, which means our clinics across Canada will be collecting charity donations to support various initiatives of their choice, with one common theme: they improve the lives of Canadians. Donations can be made all month long at FYidoctors clinics. Each clinic selects their own charity to support. In past years we have seen donations support Ovarian Cancer Canada, Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer Societies, Regina Humane Society, Children's Wish Foundation, Bowls of Hope, Calgary Drop-in Centre and many more!
If you are able to, we encourage you to visit your local clinic to learn more about which organizations they will be supporting. If you have an appointment this month and donate $3, you will receive a complimentary bottle of lens cleaner and a cleaning cloth.
Do you know of a charitable organization looking for support? We are delighted to partner with all types of nonprofits across Canada, including initiatives in health and wellness, food bank organizations, animal charities, charities for children and more. We welcome diverse recommendations as to how best our fundraising efforts could be allocated throughout the country. Through such partnerships, we are able to serve different sectors that need our attention and support. Please connect with your local FYidoctors or Visique clinic to learn how we can help you be a part of the Enhancing Life Foundation.
You can also contribute to our Enhancing Life initiative by following along and engaging with us on social media channels. We’re launching a 10,000 likes campaign: For every new like/follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, we’ll donate $1. Giving back is simple, and you can help!