Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Buy One- Give-One at Mullers Optometrists

We are delighted that Mullers Optometrists has chosen the Shine Centre schools to be the recipients of its 121 year celebration.  Sally James, Shine's first programme manager, formed a relationship with Mullers two years ago that has continued to grow.  Bea Volbrecht, Shine's current programme manager, recently attended a party celebrating Mullers Optometrists' 121st birthday. We received a huge box of frames for our Shine children from David Green, (Of David Green Handmade Eyewear) who produces frames from environmentally sustainable materials.  Green also committed to an offer of free eye treatment for any of our Shine children, under the campaign 'Buy One- Give One.' 

Read this Mullers press release for more information.
'This year, marks the 121st birthday of J Muller and Sons, South Africa’s oldest optometrists, celebrating over a century of providing incomparable service quality and quality eye-care. Since Joseph Muller opened the doors of his new practice at 104 Longmarket Street in 1890, he could not have imagined that his company would still be serving the city of Cape Town 121 years later.  Originally from a small Catholic Village in the Black Forest of Germany, the 22 year old Joseph Muller arrived in South Africa and established the first optometric practice in South Africa.  

Today, Mullers is still being run by third and fourth generation descendants of Muller.The public have helped build the establishment of Mullers Optometrists, this support has been reciprocated by Mullers involvement with The Shine Centre: A non-profit organization that provides support in literacy and language enrichment to underprivileged second language children, Grades 2 & 3.
 A program was run where free visual screening was offered to 200 - 300 pupils from various schools in and around Cape Town. This outreach resulted in a grade 5 child whose life was transformed after she underwent successful corrective eye surgery. Combined efforts with David Green Eyewear initiated the ‘Buy One – Give One’ campaign whereby each David Green product purchased in store, was matched by David donating a frame to the "Shine Project".' Press release June 2011

Thank you, Mullers and David Green Eyewear, for your generosity and kindness.

Thank you Mullers and David Green Eyewear for their generosity and kindness.

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