PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - SHORT HILLS, N.J. -- New Eyes for the Needy will be saluting Jake Gyllenhaal on the evening of Monday, November 19 at the restaurant Colicchio & Sons in New York City to celebrate his role as an ambassador and fundraiser for the nonprofit. The date is rescheduled from its original date of Monday, October 29, the day Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast. The actor will be in attendance.
Jake Gyllenhaal, New Eyes for the Needy Ambassador
“New Eyes has been very fortunate to count Jake as a longtime booster”, said Susan Dyckman, Executive Director of New Eyes. “He’s been a great supporter and as New Eyes celebrates its 80th anniversary, we wanted to show our appreciation for all his work done on our behalf.”
The evening will begin at 7:00 with a cocktail reception and photo opportunities, followed by dinner and presentations at 8:00.
As a near-sighted child, Gyllenhaal became acquainted with New Eyes through his grandfather. He suggested that his grandson send his old used glasses to New Eyes so that someone else would benefit from their use, and for many years Gyllenhaal continued to donate his used eyeglasses. Several years ago he strengthened his support for New Eyes by publicly advocating for the nonprofit through celebrity interviews, taping videos on behalf of New Eyes and attending a New Eyes fundraising event, “See For Change”, in New York City last year.
Tickets to the event are still available and can be ordered through http://neweyesfortheneedy.org.
The public can also participate in the online auction at http://stores.ebay.com/