‘Before You Can Teach A Man To Fish, You Need To Help Him See The Fishing Pole’ - #1148
Playing on the adage that it is better to teach someone to fish than to give them a fish, Joseph Carbone, 66, founder and CEO of the Utah-based non-profit Eye Care 4 Kids, says you have to ensure they can see the fishing pole. “That is what we do at EC4K,” he says. In under 20 years, the organization has helped about 300,000 people obtain free or affordable eyeglasses. While most of those kids live in Utah, the organization began working with partners internationally almost from the beginning. Every year, Carbone leads a trip to the Navajo reservation that includes parts of southeastern Utah. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2Pa3liP. Today, the nonprofit operates nine clinics and serves 50,000 people annually.