Wow! We can’t believe they did this…

Wow!

We can’t believe they did this, but we’re so thankful they did.

In four months from now, a small group of BayState Eye Center employees will embark on a mission to Mexico - a mission to help people see better in underserved communities.

Our missions are made possible through donations from patients and the community. And this year, we’re getting a BIG BOOST from a very special non-profit organization.

The group is called Mansfield Women of Today.

It is made up of 40 women who volunteer their time and services to help the community they live in. It originated back in 1985. And get this - some current members have been with the group since day one!

Mansfield Women of Today host two very popular fundraising events each year.

Just last month, it organized the Fire Truck Santa event. St. Nick himself rode through several Mansfield neighborhoods, passing out toys to more than 200 families.

A few months before that, MWOT hosted its annual Touch-A-Truck event at the Mansfield Municipal Airport. Each September, children are able to hop in the driver’s seat and honk the horns of more than 40 big trucks - everything from fire trucks to huge construction vehicles. More than 2,000 people attended!

Here’s the best part…

The proceeds raised from those events, and others throughout the year, are returned directly to several local businesses and charities.

We’re happy to share that BayState Eye Center is a very thankful recipient of a very generous donation to help fund our upcoming mission to Mexico!

The volunteer organization makes a huge difference in our community.

MWOT provides hot meals to seniors, families, and children in need during the holidays. Recently, It also made donations to the Mansfield Fire Dept., Mansfield Police Dept., a local food pantry, a domestic violence shelter, Cradles to Crayons, and many more groups.

Here’s something else we’d like you to know about Mansfield Women of Today…

You’re invited to join the growing group!

If you’d like to make a difference in the community and see the smiles on peoples’ faces that benefit from this special organization, you can!

On top of that, you’ll also make new friends and create more opportunities to develop new skills and strengths.

Co-President of Mansfield Women of Today, Carolyn Putterman, shares, “it is a great opportunity to give back to the community while also making good friends through this group. It is really easy to get involved and very rewarding. How much you’re involved is totally up to you.”

Carolyn, who has been with the non-profit for five years, also adds, “We have social events for our members. We’ve had paint nights and jewelry making classes. We’ve had several speakers on self-development topics, like health and wellness, to organizing your life and belongings, and more.”

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, all you have to do is send an email to: mansfield.mwot.membership@gmail.com

Tell them you heard about their group from this email and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about!

You can also check out their Facebook page - just search what you see below!

And don’t worry, if you don’t live in Mansfield, there are several local chapters you can contact. There are Women of Today groups in Easton, Greater Attleboro, Bellingham, Chelmsford and Greater Bridgewater.

BayState Eye Center is truly thankful for the generous donation we received from Mansfield Women of Today. We just wanted to take a moment to share some good news during this challenging time.

Organizations like Mansfield Women of Today, make it a little less challenging.

From all of us at BayState Eye Center and Mansfield Women of Today,

Thank you so much and we hope to see you soon!

P.S. If you’d like to make a donation for our mission to Mexico, we’d be so thankful! You can drop off any pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses at any of our offices. We also accept monetary donations. Every single donation we receive goes directly to the underserved communities that we provide services for.