Alaffia Eyeglasses Drive


Wild-crafted, fair-trade body, face and hair care products for holistic beauty, their products are influenced by the relationships between people and plants – all raw ingredients, including shea butter and coconut oil, are handcrafted using traditional techniques in Togo, West Africa. Finished products are formulated in Olympia, Washington.

A percentage of sales for each product goes toward their Empowerment Projects – assorted projects which address vital areas for the self-empowerment of people while fostering a sense of community and commitment to sustainable practices. Projects include maternal care, education, reforestation, and eyeglasses. Read more about Alaffia's Empowerment Projects.

Alaffia Eyeglasses Drive

Currently at Hampden Park Co-op we are collecting your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses. In Togo, it is extremely difficult for visually impaired people to obtain eyeglasses – costs can be prohibitive:
1 eye exam = 1 month’s wage
1 pair of eyeglasses = 4 month’s wages

Alaffia collects used eyeglasses and employs an optometrist in Togo to correctly fit and distribute them. A pair of glasses is life-changing for a child struggling in school, the elderly with failing vision, and adults who have never been able to see clearly.
To date, Alaffia has distributed 25,588 pairs of eyeglasses to children struggling in school and adults with failing vision. Yanakokari (thank you)!

Our collection box is at the front sit-down counter – drive ends July 31, 2018.

Posted by Christine DeMars • June 2108