21 August 2016

THE 3rd FREE LADAKH EYE CAMP HAS STARTED

Shades Of Love SOL is very proud to be one of the partners of the camp.

Three weeks of screening has began and around 5000 people of the Karu Region of Ladakh will be screened.
Mid of September will start the Eye Surgery camp, where 300 people will get a cataract operation.

THANKS so much to Padma Tashi and his amazing team of YDA organization.

Shades Of Love - THE 3rd FREE LADAKH EYE CAMP

3 August 2016

GROWING UP – TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

This was the motto of the 3rd class students in the New Middle School Längenfeld / Tyrol. The 44 third-graders collected used sunglasses for the Himalayan Eyewear Project. The kids were really keen and have motivated the whole village to participate.  500 sunglasses were handed over by the school campaign.

Thanks for the fantastic campaign and your support.

Shades Of Love - THANKS to the pupils of the 3rd class in the New Middle School Längenfeld / Tyrol, for their campaign to collect used sunglasses.

15 July 2016

Many thanks for your support

Your sunglasses, Ms. Spielmann and Ms. Promeisl, will help the people in the Himalayas and avoid that they do not get eye infections !!!

Many thanks

Shades Of Love - Many thanks for your support

5 July 2016

More sunglasses from ELECTRIC

Thanks to France

More sunglasses from ELECTRIC !!

30 June 2016

and deliveries goes on…

BEST & THANK YOU to Landshut & Erlangen !

BEST & THANK YOU to Landshut & Erlangen !

28 June 2016

LANDSHUT is collecting

Thanks to Mrs. Dressel, for an entire collection of sunglasses … !!

LANDSHUT is collecting

25 June 2016

THANK YOU for the collection campaign in your office, Ms. Meyer

THANK YOU for the collection campaign in your office, Ms. Meyer !!!

T H A N K S T O M A I N B U R G

Thank you very much to Fam. Harri Eder for all the sunglasses no longer needed, but the population in the Himalayas needs them urgently, because of the extreme sunlight on the heights of the highest!

T H A N K S T O M A I N B U R G

21 June 2016

BEST TO LANDSHUT

Thank you very much Mrs. Kei for your collection of sunglasses !

Shades Of Love - Best to Landshut. Thank you very much Mrs. Kei for your collection of sunglasses !

20 June 2016

Sunglasses for Andis & Anjas trip to LADAKH

Shades Of Love - Sunglasses for Andis & Anjas trip to LADAKH !!

SPECIAL THANKS to the citys of Germany NEUFAHRN & ASCHAFFENBURG who sent supporting sunglasses for the people of the Himalayas

Shades Of Love - SPECIAL THANKS to the citys of Germany NEUFAHRN & ASCHAFFENBURG who sent supporting sunglasses for the people of the Himalayas

17 June 2016

BIG THANKS to KARIN in Frigiliana/Spain

The animal rescue project galgofreedom.com collected sunglasses for the people in Himalaya.

THANK YOU!!

Shades Of Love - The animal rescue project GALGOFREEDOM collected sunglasses for the people in Himalaya.

16 June 2016

THANKS PETER for your old sunglasses!

The people in the Himalayas will thank you !!

Best regards to Landshut.

Shades Of Love - THANKS PETER for your old sunglasses!

15 June 2016

Landshuter Zeitung

Shades Of Love Press - Landshuter Zeitung 15. 06. 2016

14 June 2016

HUGE THX to TOMS EYEWEAR

Shades Of Love - Huge Thanks to Toms-Eyewear

THANK YOU for a new supply of sunglasses from Friedberg of AUGENSACHE

Best to Simone & Pierre

www.augensache.de

Shades Of Love - THANK YOU for a new supply of sunglasses from Friedberg of AUGENSACHE

THANK YOU to the north of Hamburg and to HAUKE

Shades Of Love - THANK YOU to the north of Hamburg and to HAUKE

BIG THANKS again to BACKNOVUM DESIGN in Graz/Austria

It’s already the second huge support about brand new sunglasses from the brand TOM’S
THXTHXTHX

Shades Of Love - BIG THANKS again to BACKNOVUM DESIGN in Graz/Austria

Thanks to Markus who collected sunglasses around his home @ Zürich/Swiss

Shades Of Love - Thanks to Markus who collected sunglasses around his home @ Zürich/Swiss

Thanks to ELECTRIC for a huge box of great new sunglasses & googles.

Shades Of Love - Thanks to ELECTRIC for a huge box of great new sunglasses and googles.

König Ludwig Cup – Munich

Shades Of Love sponsors Koenig-Ludwig-Cup in Munich

7 June 2016

Shades Of Love at WHEELS & WAVE, Biarritz

Wheels & Waves is an annual event, an eclectic cultural proposal around various influences: bikes, art, music and surf!

Shades Of Love at WHEELS & WAVE, Biarritz

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22 May 2016

HOW WONDERFUL !!!

Trevor from Santa Cruz, California USA has made all the effort to send his sunglasses to Germany to support Shades Of Love.

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13 May 2016

50 kg of sunglasses / 1.060 pieces are backed and ready to go on a flight to Dehli

In Dehli, these suitcases will wait at a friends house to get picked up for a further journey to Ladakh/Himalaya.

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22 April 2016

SOL UNITED KINGDOM

AMBASSADOR UNITED KINGDOM

Vincent Pawley

EMAIL

united-kingdom@shadesoflove.org

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Vince lives in Cornwall in the UK and enjoys the outdoor lifestyle such as mountain biking, Kayaking and surfing with his family. He has had over 20 years experience working in the Leisure sector in sales and marketing roles. ” I first became interested in Shades of love after hearing a presentation from the Jürgen Altmann at a meeting in Munich, he inspired me to get involved as it is such a worthy and focused project that really makes a difference to peoples lives directly when they need it.

Vince Pawley - Ambassador United Kingdom

17 April 2016

Shades Of Love goes Southamerica

Shades Of Love expands its scope and is now active in South America.

Assistance for the indigenous tribes in the highlands of the Andes is organized and run by Niklas Huppman, our new ambassador for South.

Please read more about Shades Of Love in Southamerica here!

15 April 2016

SHADES OF LOVE IN SOUTHAMERICA

In addition to Machu Picchu, there is another phenomenon in the highlands of the Andes.

As in the Himalayas many hundreds of indigenous tribes are exposed to intense and extremely damaging UV radiation all year. Experts fear that climate change will worsen the problem further, due to the ozone layer disappearance on Bolivia, Peru and Chile.

This circumstance encouraged Niklas Huppmann, student, socially committed outdoor freak and young businessman from Munich, to join Jürgen Altmann and Shades Of Love.

The vision of reducing the rate of eye diseases in the Andes and to spread the social principle and direct support of Shades Of Love, now became a mission.

Regardless of the “Himalayan Eyewear Project” but in close cooperation with Shades Of Love and Jürgen Altmann, new and used sunglasses, with a professional cleaning and UV protection of 300/400, will be collected and distributed by the tribes in the highest mountain areas of South America.

After having finished his diploma of university-entrance and with full commitment and enthusiasm, it is now time for the “Glasses Andean Project” and to collect as many sunglasses in order to distribute in 2017 in Bolivia, Peru and Chile.

If you like to offer your used sunglasses a new home in South America, please send them directly to the AROMA Kaffee Bar or leave them in one of our many collection-points.

Here you find the contact details of Niklas Huppmann.

SOL South America

AMBASSADOR SOUTHAMERICA

Niklas Huppman

EMAIL

south-america@shadesoflove.org

TELEPHONE

+49 160 90375895

ADDRESS

Nördliche Auffahrtsallee 28
80638, München
Deutschland

KURZBIOGRAFIE

Niklas is a socially engaged student and youth entrepreneur from Munich. Besides having a penchant for outdoor activities, like skiing, backpacking and camping, he is overly interested and involved in the start-up scene and foreign affairs. This passion takes him to many international conferences, where he debates and reports about cosmopolitical topics.
In fall 2015, after his year of studying in Vancouver has elapsed, he established and published www.blogisticated.com and took note of Shades of Love for the first time.
The vision to expand Shades of Love and its social principle among the massive summits of the Andean highlands in Peru, Bolivia and Chile and to distribute your old sunglasses, after graduating from high school, in order to fight the high rate of eye cancer, connected his passions and means a lot to him.

Niklas Huppmann - Ambassador South America

13 April 2016

Shades Of Love in Luxembourg – New collection campaign!

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11 April 2016

SOL USA

AMBASSADOR USA

Mr. Peter Yorgin
245 8th Avenue, #336
New York, NY 10011

EMAIL

usa@shadesoflove.org

TELEPHONE

USA +1-212-243-4503

19 January 2016

HAUSER Infotag on Saturday, 06/30/2016

If you still have some new or used sunglasses, please bring them !!


Hauser Exkursionen Infotag-Programm

26 November 2015

SOL Saudi Arabia

AMBASSADOR SAUDI ARABIA

Ms. Nowra Binmalhouk
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

EMAIL

nmalhouk@gmail.com

TELEPHONE

mobil / Saudi Arabia +966-569617777
mobil / Germany +49-157-74851715

PERSONAL INFORMATION

I love volunteer work. I have worked in a non prophet organization for Orphans , governmental sector , aviation, training, telecom, retails . But nothing was as beautiful as giving those who are in need.
 “We humans are like one body ;if one part hurts the rest of it is summoned” Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him.

21 November 2015

SOL Switzerland

AMBASSADOR SWITZERLAND

Pfarrer Michael Landwehr

Präsident Kommission “Kirche und Tourismus” SEK
Präsident Kommission “Kirche im Tourismus” GR

EMAIL

michael.landwehr@gr-ref.ch

HOMEPAGE

www.samedan-reformiert.ch
www.kirche-tourismus.ch

 TELEPHONE

+41 (0)81 852 54 44

MOBILE

+41 (0)79 482 01 74

FAX

+41 (0)81 852 54 87

ADDRESS

Chesa da pravenda, Crasta 1
CH-7503 Samedan – Engadin St. Moritz
Suiza

Shades Of Love Ambassador Switzerland - Michael Landwehr

21 September 2015

SOL Spanien

AMBASSADOR SPAIN

Robert Michels

EMAIL

robert_michael_michels@hotmail.com

TELEPHONE

+34 951 066 055

MOBILE

+34 644 016 607

ADDRESS

Los Tablazos 44
29788 Frigiliana (Malaga)
Spain

Robert Michels - Shades Of Love Ambassador Spanien

24 July 2015

SOL France

AMBASSADOR FRANCE

Jean Nerva

EMAIL

jean.nerva@wanadoo.fr

TELEPHONE

+33 4 79 07 57 37

MOBILE

Cell: +33 6 88 07 69 77

ADDRESS

La Roche
73700 Bourg Saint Maurice
France

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Jean is a musician, ski journalist, former professional snowboarder and freeride legend.
In 2011 he contracted a rare eye disease which has been seriously damaging his retinas.
Even with his low vision, Jean is still freeriding in ski and snowboard.
Jean knows the importance of protecting the eyes, especially at high elevations, and we
are very happy tohave him on board as our French Ambassador for Shades of Love
The Himalayan Eyewear Project. He is now collecting sunglasses on our behalf in France.

Jean Nerva - Shades Of Love Ambassador France

22 May 2015

Shades of Love is supporting our partner the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Tilganga Institute has launched a Earthquake Relief Fund to support the people of Nepal.

You can find more infos at www.tilganga.org

Feel free to make a donation to the following account:

Stadtsparkasse München
IBAN DE25 7015 0000 1003 3889 62
SWIFT BIC SSKMDEMM
“EARTHQUAKE NEPAL”

Thank you for your help!
Every cent will go straight to Nepal!

16 May 2015

Miesbacher Merkur

Miesbacher Merkur 16/05/2015

18 March 2015

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ABOUT

Up in the Himalayan mountains, at an altitude of 2,500 to 5,000 meters, people are exposed to intense sunlight – and thus harmful UV rays – year round. Here, about 90% of the population suffers from eye damage and serious eye diseases – and it could be so easy to provide protection.

A fact that inspired Juergen Altmann, owner of the AROMA Kaffeebar in Munich to launch? Shades of Love – The Himalayan Eyewear Project. The mission is to collect new or used sunglasses and to spread them among the people, even in the most remote mountain regions. All the sunglasses that we collect are guaranteed to have a UV protection of 300/400 and each pair is professionally cleaned before being distributed.

Shades of Love started in the Ladakh region of northern India where we have been supported from the Tibetan Health Care Center in Choglamsar, near the city of Leh. www.men-tsee-khang.org The center handles the registration and distribution of our eyewear into the remote areas of Ladakh. It is also the sister organization of the Department of Health in Dharamsala, a non-profit organization of the Dalai Lama. www.tibet.net/health/

At Shades of Love, we see ourselves as a Himalayan project and we are pleased to be growing beyond Ladakh. We are currently building a network in Nepal where we greatly benefit from the assistance of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu. www.tilganga.org

The Eye Hospital is the implementing body of the Nepal Eye Program. It conducts research and provides eye care, treatments and surgeries to the underprivileged. With their support we can take our glasses to the most remote regions of the Himalayas.
If you would like to donate sunglasses, we have several locations where you can drop them off. Please visit our page for the collection points to find a collection point near you or send them directly to the AROMA Kaffeebar in Munich.

Please like us on Facebook and tell your friends and family about this project. The more people who like us, the more people in the Himalayas will enjoy healthy eyesight.

Thank you so much !

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16 February 2015

Watch Jürgens speech at TEDx Munich from last November

15 February 2015

Shades of Love is extending to Spain.

See here the collection points.

31 January 2015

Geertz Optik

Geertz Optik Zeitung

1 December 2014

France Moto-Revue

France Moto-Revue 12/2014 pt.1
France Moto-Revue 12/2014 pt.2
France Moto-Revue 12/2014 pt.3

28 November 2014

We are very proud to announce that Jürgen Altmann was invited to talk about Shades of Love at TEDx Munich.

Pass by if you have time!
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29 November 2014
2pm – 4pm
Residenztheater München

27 November 2014

Distributing sunglasses to the kids of the Govt. Primary School in Lukung, near Pangong Lake (4.250 m).

24 November 2014

Closing ceromony of the 2nd free Eye-Screening-and Surgery Camp, Ladakh 2014. The hole Eyecamp was organised by LIVE TO LOVE / Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Kathamandu/Nepal. Assisted from the YDA / Young Drukpa Assosiation of Ladakh. Thanks for their great effort and engagement.

Handing out sunglasses after the surgery camp in Ladakh 2014.

19 November 2014

Shades Of Love supports the the 2nd free Screening-and Surgery Camp in Ladakh. Organized by the LIVE TO LOVE. Here Screening camp Nubra Valley. 3000 people got their eyes checked in one week.

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31 October 2014

France Daubè

France Daubè 10/2014

16 September 2014

Eye Camp Ladakh – Greater Jammu Newspaper

Eye Camp Ladakh 2014 - Greater Jammu Newspaper

1 August 2014

Freemans World

Freeman`s World 08/2014

Flow Magazine

Flow Magazin 08/2014

27 June 2014

Neue Zuger Zeitung

Sunglasses on the roof of the world

Recently almost 600 Sunglasses were sent on their way to India. They were collected as part of the aid project «Shades of Love».   The manufacturer of eyeglasses Wear-Lite supports the aid project «Shades of Love – The Himalayan Eyewear Project». Late last year the Swiss company launched a big collection campaign of sunglasses with UV protection for the residents of a hard to reach high mountains area in India. They themselves could not afford to protect their precious sight. The result of the action is extremely gratifying: With the help of collaborating opticians, clients, friends and acquaintances Wear-Lite has managed to spend about 600 glasses to humanitarian organizations. The project was launched by the Munich star gastronome Jürgen Altmann.
Wear-Lite is a Swiss manufacturer of high-quality lenses with headquarters in Cham. The medium-sized company manufactures units is using a specially developed production technology, causing a large degree of material, energy and fresh water can be saved.

18 February 2014

The “Optician Union of the blind-and visually handicapped Association of Kärnten” in Austria, has set up new collection points for the support of Shades of Love.

Special Thanks to Mag. Katharina Springer.

Jean Nerva is the french ambassador for Shades of Love.

More Information about Jean here.

1 February 2014

(Deutsch) Vision – Der CHARMANT Group Newsletter

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

23 January 2014

The employees of the bavarian medical association “Kassen-ärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns” have collected over 150 sunglasses.

Thank you to all the employees!

18 December 2013

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO LADAKH

300 sunglasses on the way to our partner “Tibetan Healthcare Center” in Ladakh.

Big thanks to Erika from Vienna for the delivery.

WEARLITE – a producer of optical glasses in Switzerland is collecting sunglasses for Christmas again!

More info at www.wearlite.ch

30 May 2013

Shades of Love supports with 600 sunglasses the first “Free Eye Camp” in Ladakh.

Shades of Love supports with 600 sunglasses the first “Free Eye Camp” in Ladakh.
“Live to Love” is organising the eye camp.

More Infos at: www.live2love.org

Directly from Samedan/ Switzerland to Munich.

Pastor Michael Landwehr collected again over 200 sunglasses. Thank you.
If you are around Engadin/ Switzerland you can drop off your used or new sunglasses to this adress:

Pfarramt Samedan, Kirchengemeindeamt, Craste 1, 7503 Samedan, Switzerland

28 April 2013

Schanzenoptik in Hamburg supports Shades of Love.

Donate your old sunglasses to Schanzenoptik and you will get a discount of five Euro when you buy a new one.
Get ready for the Summer!

Schanzenoptik – Schanzenstraße 28 – 20357 Hamburg

18 April 2013

Mille Grazie to Irene Späth, who collected many sunglasses in Rome, Italy.

Mille Grazie to Irene Späth, who collected many sunglasses in Rome, Italy.

20 February 2013

WEARLITE from Switzerland made 45 collecting-boxes to provide them to their optical customers. Every day they receive full boxes of sunglasses back. Great effort and all the best to the fantastic WEARLITE team.

WEARLITE from Switzerland made 45 collecting-boxes to provide them to their optical customers. Every day they receive full boxes of sunglasses back.

Great effort and all the best to the fantastic WEARLITE team.

24 January 2013

Freudenhaus Optik from Munich delivered 420 sunglasses, wich they have cleaned, made an UV-Check and did some necessary repairs. Freudenhaus Optik helps Shades of Love, to do all the Check-ups on donated sunglasses. A big thank you to the great Freudenhaus Team.

Freudenhaus Optik from Munich delivered 420 sunglasses, wich they have cleaned, made an UV-Check and did some necessary repairs. Freudenhaus Optik helps Shades of Love, to do all the Check-ups on donated sunglasses.
A big thank you to the great Freudenhaus Team.

23 December 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2013 WITH LOTS OF SUNSHINE !

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND
ALL THE BEST FOR 2013
WITH LOTS OF SUNSHINE !

11 December 2012

Look up for the “Rodenstock Advent Calendar” and thank you for supporting them.

Look up for the “Rodenstock Advent Calendar” and thank you for supporting them.

22 November 2012

Children from the middleschool in Germaringen have collected 180 sunglasses from their friends.

Children from the middleschool in Germaringen have collected 180 sunglasses from their friends. Many thanks to teacher Thomas Fochler for his engagement.

17 October 2012

A new collecting point also in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany.

A new collecting point also in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany. A big Thank you to Mrs. Petra Wagner too, who decided spontaneously during her visit at the AROMA Kaffeebar to support Shades of Love at her store in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany. www.colekt.me

16 October 2012

NEPAL / HIMALAYA DAY at Globetrotter in Munich

NEPAL / HIMALAYA DAY at Globetrotter in Munich
Saturday 20th October, 2012
11am – 7pm

SHADES OF LOVE will present the project there.
Stopp by and bring your old sunglasses along.
Big Thanks.

More infos at www.globetrotter.de

15 October 2012

A big thank you to pastor Michael Landwehr

A big thank you to pastor Michael Landwehr, who collected a huge box of sunglasses in his community in Switzerland Samedan/ Engadin. And good luck with your further aim of sunglass-collecting.

4 September 2012

This aid project was initiated by Jürgen Altmann.

This aid project was initiated by Jürgen Altmann.

The Eyewear-Magazine published in there may issue 2012 an article about the Shades of Love project.

The Eyewear-Magazine published in there may issue 2012 an article about the Shades of Love project.