Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, today donated Rs. 6,00,000 to L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), which will support vision care for 300people. The cheque was presented to the staff of L V Prasad Eye Institute by Mr. Max Axler, Financial Planning & Analysis Leader at Synchrony Financial, and Mr. Faisal Uddin, Sr. Vice President and Business Leader Synchrony Financial India (Aug 9, 2016).
Corneal disease is a major cause of blindness in India and there is no proper medical infrastructure to address the problem. Synchrony Financial India initiated the All for Eyes project with L V Prasad Eye Institute by supporting corneal transplant and surgeries for the poor. The project, which started three months ago, has already provided vision care for 300 people through contributions and volunteer work by Synchrony Financial employees.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Max Axler, of Synchrony Financial, said, “We support the work of L V Prasad Eye Institute in providing improved vision to people from all segments of society. We extend our wholehearted support to LVPEI through our program, All for Eyes. We are overwhelmed by the response received from our employees who actively participated in various programs and contributed towards the cause, especially those employees involved with our People with Disabilities Network.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Faisal Uddin, Sr. Vice President and Business Leader Synchrony Financial India, said, “Our company culture is based on giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and volunteerism through various activities. Each volunteer hour contributed by the employee is monetized and donated to LVPEI as a part of the All for Eyes campaign to provide improved vision to an additional 300 people. We are committed to the cause of providing vision to those in need and look forward to initiatives that better our society.”