There are so many ways that YOU can make a difference, whether you donate money or your own personal time.
As you scroll down and look through the opportunities listed below, keep in mind: we will train you.
You don't need to have any special background, just a willing heart.
Into Focus is a non-profit organization: we operate on donations. The money you give buys eyeglasses, vision-testing equipment, transport materials, and many other resources. Your financial support impacts people's lives, and no amount is too small.
We partner with local mission agencies to serve in our local communities. We have held several Reading Glass Clinics in downtown Los Angeles, sharing God's love and hope with those in desperate need. Recently, we started working at the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission. We pair up all new volunteers with trained ones to learn how to test a person's near vision and give out reading glasses.
We have an Eyeglass Case Ministry, where volunteers donate, cut or sew cloth into eyeglass cases for us to take on our missions. And once or twice a year, as part of The Church at Rocky Peak's ALL SERVE DAY, we gather to pack/sort/sew supplies for our mission trips. Check the Calendar for your next opportunity to get involved.
We are blessed by the privilege of serving men and women in prison with our vision clinic. Our service allows us to share God’s love and hope with the prisoners while meeting their vision needs. A 1-day trip to a Mexico prison begins at 3:00 AM and ends when we return by approximately 10 PM. We carpool across the border, and hold a full Vision Clinic within the prison, then return home the same day. All new volunteers are paired with an experienced volunteer, and all non-Spanish speaking team members are provided a translator. We have breakfast and dinner together, and it's a great way to get your toes wet before diving into a longer trip.
Once or twice a year, Into Focus joins forces with several ministry partners to serve Ensenada and its surrounding communities. On a Mexico weekend trip, we work with The Church at Rocky Peak, Hands of Mercy and YUGO Ministries to share the love of Jesus through building loft houses, providing Sunday School Materials for the local churches and doing a variety of outreach programs including: feeding the local people, holding eyeglass clinics, medical clinics, and running vacation Bible schools for the neighboring migrant camps and orphanages. These weekend trips are a great next step after serving on a prison trip.
Into Focus plans two or more short-term trips a year to parts of the world where vision care is needed and where we can be most effective in spreading the love of Christ. Sometimes, the only way to get into a country and meet people is by offering a health service. For these trips, we recruit more medical staff and trained optometrists, in addition to our regular volunteers, so we can provide even better health care at our clinics. We have held mobile vision clinics all over the world, including Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Mexico, Tanzania and Uganda.
If you have any questions, or just want more information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-518-9113 x 102.