About Our Partnership
In 2015, our decision to partner with Timmy Global Health (“Timmy”) and donate reading glasses for their medical service trips was a no-brainer. Timmy is on a mission to expand access to healthcare around the world and empower the next generation to tackle today's greatest health challenges. Through Timmy’s medical service trips to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nigeria, they are able to provide vision services including the distribution of reading glasses.
"We were not all born to be doctors and nurses, but we were all born to be healers."
Dr. Chuck Dietzen
Founder and President of Timmy Global Health
Why Reading Glasses?
In the communities Timmy serves, access to eyewear is limited and many people face steep consequences if their eyesight begins to deteriorate. For example, if a woman relies on weaving for her income, farsightedness suddenly prevents her ability to see the fine details required of the trade. Timmy's vision services and donation of reading glasses can make all the difference.
The Timmy Reader
To help Timmy make a larger impact, we decided to take our partnership one step further by creating a pair of readers, The Timmy, dedicated to Timmy Global Health. From September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021, Readers.com will donate $3 to Timmy Global Health for every pair of The Timmy purchased on Readers.com in the United States.* Help us make a global impact by shopping The Timmy and supporting Timmy Global Health’s mission!
*From September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021, Readers.com will donate $3 to Timmy Global Health for every pair of The Timmy reader purchased on Readers.com® in the United States (excluding AL, HI IL, SC, MA, and MS) to help support their global healthcare commitment.