A Cause Close to Our Hearts (and Eyes)

A Cause Close to Our Hearts (and Eyes)

It’s not every day you get to meet your heroes. We were thrilled to be able to thank some of ours in person—and give them Eagle Eyes advanced optic technology as a token of our gratitude. 

You may have noticed that at Eagle Eyes, giving back to heroes is an important part of what we do. We created the Heroes campaign to recognize everyday heroes and help them expand and protect their vision (literally and figuratively). For many years now, we’ve partnered with non-profit Operation Gratitude on our special Buy One, Give One sales; for every pair of Eagle Eyes purchased during those sales, we donate a pair to the brave men and women serving our country. Over the years, we’ve donated more than 10,000 pairs to U.S. service members!

Most recently, we helped put together care packages at Operation Gratitude’s Assembly Day in February. Those packages included 1,000 pairs of glasses and cleaning kits from Eagle Eyes.

150 of those glasses and cleaning kits were set aside for a cause close to our hearts. In November of last year, the Woolsey Fire burned 96,949 acres of land in southern California—very close to the Eagle Eyes headquarters.  Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and many homes were destroyed, but thanks to the efforts of our brave firefighters, the blaze was eventually contained. The firefighters of Battalion 5, whose headquarters are in Malibu, were on the front lines of the fire, and we wanted to thank them personally for their hard work and incredible courage. 

Last week, our team visited the Battalion 5 headquarters to deliver special First Responder Care Pouches. The packages included polarized, blue-light blocking sunglasses from Eagle Eyes, a lens cleaning kit, hand warmers from Hot Rods, an Operation Gratitude paracord survival bracelet, a Pilot cap pen, lip balm and delicious, energy-rich snacks.

Want to get involved? Read up on our heroes, visit Operation Gratitude’s site and keep an eye out for our next Buy One, Give One sale. Hint: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans’ Day are good places to start.