At Europtical, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach. Our office participates in:
Lasa Sanctuary provides life-long sanctuary to abused, neglected, displaced, and special needs animals so that they may live in safety and loving comfort as ambassadors for their species and embodiments of enduring hope and healing.
At Lasa every life is respected and cherished. We believe in the power of unity and the strength of love to heal the hearts and minds of people and animals in need. Lasa sits on 10.6 acres in Northeast Ohio and is currently home to over 110 animals of 16 different species including dogs, cats, cattle, deer, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and several special needs individuals.
Christian Orthodox Ministries
IOCC, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond:
We envision that, by God’s grace, IOCC will respond, without discrimination, to those who are suffering and in need, to enable them to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect and hope.
Commitment & Context
IOCC, an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, represents Orthodox Christians in North America and understands its work to include developing in Orthodox Christians a commitment to philanthropy and global cooperative involvement in the work of the Orthodox Church.
Velo Sano Ride to Defeat Cancer
Latin for “swift cure,” VeloSano is a major community initiative in Cleveland, Ohio in which participants raise money for cancer research through the sport of cycling. 100% of the dollars raised by VeloSano participants advances cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. In just three short years, over $8 million has been generated and is already hard at work in the fight against cancer.