I had the opportunity to meet the Director of IWishUSun, Patrick A. Andrist, recently and I couldn't help but feel connected to their cause.
Patrick A. Andrist and his sister Cathy Boom have started IWishUSun, an organization campaigning against preventable blindness. According to the World Health Organization, there are 39 million blind people worldwide and 80% of them suffer from preventable blindness. Coming from the world of design and fashion, where I rely so much on visuals, I felt so inspired by their desire to change what can be changed.
For every fashionable jacket purchase made through IWishUSun, a donation is made directly to the Islamia Eye Hospital in Bangladesh. You can also make a direct donation if you wish.
IWishUSun also has a beautiful art blog showcasing some impressive fine art and installation art! Click to see the art.