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Window Fashion VISION and IWCE 2024 Celebrate World Sight Day by Announcing 2024 Partnership

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

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SEE International Contact: Rachel Tennant 805-730-0649 rachel@seeintl.org


Window Fashion VISION/IWCE Contact: Ania Munzer 651-330-0574 media@wf-vision.com


Thursday, October 12, St. Paul, MN – Window Fashion VISION Magazine and The International Window Coverings Expo are honored to announce our official partnership with SEE International on World Sight Day, a global event intended to draw attention to blindness and vision impairment observed annually on the second Thursday of October.

VISION and IWCE have joined forces to fundraise on SEE’s behalf to support their sight-restoring work worldwide. We have set a goal to fundraise $10,000 to support these efforts in 2024. These funds will enable SEE and its teams to provide sight-restoring surgeries to patients in need, covering surgical supplies, sight-restoring procedures, and pharmaceuticals for post-operative care.


Our mission with SEE International began in April of 2023, where IWCE matched attendee donations with a generous $3,500 donated. We are proud of the initial campaign to raise awareness. We are so excited to join forces with such a reputable organization, as our collaborative efforts will bring us closer to ending preventable blindness worldwide. We look forward to making lifelong impacts together!” shared Ania Munzer, associate publisher of VISION.

Through each of these clinics, SEE’s team of volunteer ophthalmologists provides free vision screenings and sight-restoring procedures to patients who attend. With VISION and IWCE’s support, SEE will provide its global partners with the necessary supplies to restore sight to communities seeking to overcome the burdens of blindness.


In response to the establishment of this invaluable partnership, SEE’s Director of Development, Margaret Drake, commented on the incredible impact this collaborative effort will ultimately have:


“Our Development Department always seeks funding opportunities that are aligned with our efforts and that will strengthen our partnerships and services in communities of need. This partnership with Window Fashion VISION and IWCE will allow us to expand our sight-restoring work globally. We are so grateful for their support and look forward to making lifelong impacts together,” she said.

You can donate on VISION and IWCE’s official donation page by visiting bit.ly/givesightagain. Every dollar you give will help end preventable blindness. Together, we can change a person’s world!


About SEE International:

SEE is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that provides medical, surgical and educational services to restore sight and make high-quality eye care more accessible worldwide and at home. The organization consists of a network of more than 650 volunteer ophthalmologists who help address preventable blindness by providing free sight-restoring surgeries and eye care services to communities in need. Since 1974, SEE has served over five million individuals and performed over half a million sight-restoring surgeries worldwide. For more information and to support SEE’s work to end preventable blindness, visit SEEIntl.org.


About Window Fashion VISION:

As the premier window covering magazine in North America, we offer professionals the latest design trends, business and education information. We highlight the best in our field to give you the hottest products from manufacturers and knowledge from leaders in the industry. With your subscription, each issue is jam-packed with helpful information to help you grow your business, find new inspiration and learn from your peers. You’ll find all you need to take your business to the next level.


About IWCE:

The International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) is the only conference and trade show in North America, the world’s largest market for window coverings. The conference offers a unique experience/opportunity for like-minded business professionals to see the latest product innovations and experience world-class educational sessions and unprecedented networking opportunities. Learn more at IWCE-VISION.com.

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