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New Eyes for the Needy to Salute Jake Gyllenhaal
New Eyes will honor actor Jake Gyllenhaal for his longtime support of the nonprofit on Monday, November 19, 7:00pm at Colicchio & Sons in New York City. Limited tickets are still available.
“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.
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