Jake was toasted with an intimate dinner at Colicchio & Sons for his long-time charitable work to bring clear vision to those in need.
Actress Lake Bell (wearing Lyn Devon) and fiancé Scott Campbell, news anchor Gayle King, and cast mates from Jake’s new play “If There Is, I Haven’t Found It Yet” including Annie Funke and Brian O’Byrne, were among those who came out to support Jake’s work and the 80th anniversary of the impactful organization.
Jake Gyllenhaal is the Honorary Chair of the New Eyes For The Needy Advisory Board. The organization’s mission is focused: to improve the vision of poor children and adults by
- Purchasing new eyeglasses in the United States, and
- Recycling donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide.
Since their founding in 1932, New Eyes has improved the eyesight of more than 7,500,000 people in the U.S. and around the world.
For about $60, New Eyes for the Needy can improve a person’s life. Each new pair of glasses purchased by New Eyes can help a child succeed in school, an adult secure a job, or a senior citizen read medicine labels and live more independently. Their recycled glasses bring clearer vision to scores of people living in poverty overseas.
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