Specs for Little Heroes

Give the gift of glasses!

100% of your donation goes directly towards buying a pair of protective eyewear that will go to a deserving child who is battling cancer.

One time donation:

Want to keep on giving? We're looking for repeat donors to contribute a small amount each month. For just over a dime a day, you can help us make sure we have at least one pair of glasses to give every month. Choose an option, then click "Subscribe" below to set up a recurring monthly payment. You can cancel at any time.

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Specs for Little Heroes
PO Box 104
Ellington, CT 06029

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Specs for Little Heroes

We have now gifted 110 pairs of glasses, thanks to your generous donations. Thank you!

We are pleased to announce that Specs for Little Heroes has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS (
http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Charitable-Organizations/Exemption-Requirements---Section-501(c)(3)-Organizations). This is something that is important to our goals, mainly to make it easier for you to give. We would like to thank those of us that helped by way of free legal work.

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the eye that strikes 250-300 children in the U.S. each year. These kids and their families have many challenges, including protecting the child's eyes from further injury.  Some of these kids are undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments to their eyes.  Other kids have lost their eye to save their lives.  Kids who have only one eye are eight times more likely to injure or even lose their eye.  Taking precautions to prevent total blindness is critical.

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Our Mission

Our mission is singular and focused: to purchase protective eyewear for kids impacted by retinoblastoma. The proper protective eyewear is expensive, and insurance companies typically do not cover these glasses.

If you ever notice a white glare or a "cat like reflection" in your child's eye or if you see a white eye instead of a red eye in a photograph this could be a sign of retinoblastoma.  See a pediatric opthalmologist immediately! Ask your pediatrician to shut out the lights and check your child's eye with a flashlight to confirm a red reflection, a sign of a healthy retina.  It only takes 10 seconds and is so important for early diagnosis. 

See stories from our little heroes. "Our family is forever grateful to Specs for Little Heroes, for helping Shane get his glasses! The peace of mind we get knowing his little eye is protected is immeasurable"