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A short trailer of our current work high up in the Andes of South America.

SHADES OF LOVE is growing and expanding so quickly at the moment. Be prepared for our short film that is coming up soon. One SOL delegation just returned back to Germany and the other will follow in two weeks. We are really excited about the film to this simple teaser and especially about the reactions we received here in the most remote mountain villages in South America.

It`s coming soon …

SOL DONATION BOX

we will let you know, when the box will be ready to ship out.
www.supercreative.de MARCUS thx thx thx !

Shades Of Love - Donation Box

(Deutsch) Mecklenburg-Vorpommern sammelt !!!

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

Share & Buy & Support

SOL WATER BOTTLE – ALL € 20 GOES STRAIGHT TO THE PROJECT.
@byebyeplasticbags – buy & support!

Shades Of Love - Share and Buy and Support

Share & Buy & Support

SOL Trucker Cap brown – ALL € 15 GOES STRAIGHT TO THE PROJECT.
@byebyeplasticbags – buy & support!

Shades Of Love - Trucker Cap

Current work high up in the Andes of South America

A short trailer of our current work high up in the Andes of South America. SHADES OF LOVE is growing and expanding so quickly at the moment. Be prepared for our short film that is coming up soon. One SOL delegation just returned back to Germany and the other will follow in two weeks. We are really excited about the film to this simple teaser and especially about the reactions we received here in the most remote mountain villages in South America.

Preparation for the Alpinmesse Innsbruck 2017

Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
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Thanks to all the sponsors and supporters

We, want to say a BIG THANK YOU, to all our SUPPORTERS – privat individuals / company’s / friends and more ….
Our work wouldn’t be possible without YOU !!!
Let’s keep going – many things still to do … x x x

Shades Of Love - Thanks to all the sponsors

SOL-Trek @ Himalayas Everest Base Camp

Shades Of Love - Trek @ Himalayas Everest Base Camp

SOL Porter – Sherpa Handouts @ 4800m

Porters carry luggage and food up to 100kg

Shades Of Love - Porter and Sherpa Handouts @ 4800m

Nepal Arrival

Starting SOL distribution now in Nepal,exciting!!!

Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017

Trekking Plans
getting ready for SOL handouts

Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017

Sweets & Cofee @4800m

Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017

Handouts
Village of KHUMJUNG @3840m

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Shades Of Love in Tanta, Peru

Altitude: 4,500 Meters — @Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas – Sernanp.

Shades Of Love - Tanta, Peru

Traveling to Lima, Peru

Next mission is coming up – South America & los Andes

Shades Of Love - Next mission is coming up - South America & los Andes

Ladakh, India 2017

Some impressions on the way from Leh to Tsomoriri Lake / Ladakh India – part one.

p.s.: Very slow Wifi here in the Himalayas = less pics 😞
We will publish more, if possible!

Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
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Shades Of Love - Ladakh, India 2017
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Today in Ladakh, India

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SOL LOVES PATAGONIA

So many thanks for your support.

Jean Nerva

Last Goodbye to our beloved team collegue and French Ambassador Jean Nerva

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Jean Nerva

Shades Of Love - Jean Nerva Condolence

My DEAR friends,

I have to tell you today, that our beloved colleague JEAN NERVA has died last night, after suffering on an eye disease / tumor for a long time!

JEAN was very strong and he was fighting his disease always with a special kind of humor.

JEAN has done a wonderful work for SOL and he found in this new social life a strong feeling of help, as he knew, how it felt to have eye damages / problems.

JEAN traveled for the last three years up to LADAKH, to help the people in need.

JEAN convered during his trips, the whole are of ZANSKAR with SOL sunglasses.

JEAN was a playful guy and had always the right words to say.

JEAN and i went to LADAKH 3 years ago – during that time i was so proud of him, how he handled this eye disease.

JEAN was already almost blind at that time and for example, we rented a Royal Enfield and he had to drive behind me,otherwise he couldn’t see the road, just seeing the lights of my motorcycles. It was amazing, how i was trying to stay strong.

JEAN and i were planning to go to the Himalayas this year again – now in September!

I will travel to LADAKH , after his funeral next week – in behalf of JEAN!

Lets pray for him!

Jürgen Altmann / shadesoflove.org


What terrible news!! I have never met Jean but he seems to be an incredible man with a love for others.

Prayers to him and my condolences to you Jürgen!

Niklas Huppmann / south-america@shadesoflove.org


What a great loss
This is such sad news 💔 May God bless his soul and let his journey be memorable

What a beautiful and courageous soul to help others while suffering him self ; giving hope and light to thousands of hearts ♥️

May he Rest In Peace ,
May his place in heaven be the highest

Wish I can join you Jürgen on his funeral 💔 my prayers and heart will be with you during this time and always .
Be strong for him, for us and every Himalayan SOL ✨

My love and condolences

Nowra Binmalhouk / saudiarabia@shadesoflove.org


Dear Jean,

though we only met briefly trough our correspondences and work for Shades Of Love,
I would like to let you know of how much I adored your ruthless effort to help and support other peoples life, your numerous creative and powerful initiatives and your strength to move things for better. Despite fighting with your own health you were living for others, who were not as privileged as we are…you are a real idol and great Bodhisattva.

I know you’re having now a calm and peaceful transition to your next incarnation and as you have already proved of how ambitious, altruistic and visionary you were, for sure the next life you’re looking forward to will offer you a much more powerful position to move things for better and help so many other beings to improve and find their path for a happy or even enlightened existence.

Keep on, you really rocked

Robert Michels / spain@shadesoflove.org

SOL on the Baikal lake

On a ski trip with blind and deaf people on the Baikal lake in Siberia, French SOL Ambassador Jean Nerve took the opportunity to distribute 250 Vuarnet sunglasses to the local people.

Lake Baikal is located in Siberia. It is 640 km long and 80 km wide, with a maximum depth of 1640 m. It is the largest amount of liquid fresh water in the world.

This year in February a group of non-blind and non-hearing people spent a week skiing on the frozen lake and the mountains around its shores. The purpose of this expedition was to make known their handicap, to prove that it did not prevent them from acting and to go to distribute to the local people sunglasses to protect their eyes from the UV of the sun.

Mission accomplished !

We did not get lost in this white desert

We did not fall into the water at 0 degrees

We marveled at the darkness of the Siberian nights

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And together with all my sightless and hearing impaired friends, we poured together a few drops of warm and salty emotions into this ocean of frozen fresh water

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North Zanskar Valley 2016

Documentary of the last action we had this summer 2016 in North Zanskar Valley. We distributed 1350 pairs of sunglasses in the surrounded valley of  the Zanskar on the north of Padum. We walked on a trek for 9 days, crossed the Phistela pass on an altitude of 5490m and returned during 3 days on the Zanskar river.
 

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MERRY HAPPY XMAS to all of you

A very merry and happy Christmas to all of you, the sponsors, the supporters, the helpers, your family & friends, our SOL ambassadors, the followers, our SOL partners and more and mores…and to the PEOPLE OF THE HIMALAYAS!!!

Shades Of Love - MERRY HAPPY XMAS to all of you

More then 300 sunglasses for the Himalayan People

A huge thank you to Ms & Mrs Schrader to meet our SOL partner Mr. Baniya from the Tiganga Institute Of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu/Nepal and to deliver more then 300 sunglasses for the Himalayan people.

More then 300 sunglasses for the Himalayan People

Many thanks to all donators of sunglasses

MANNHEIM collects!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to
Mrs. Steingräber for your
SOL COLLECTION

A big THANK YOU to Fr. Hagenbucher and her colleagues from LUFTHANSA!

Best to Rooterdam in the Netherlands.
LYDIA & FRIENDS have sent a great collection

BEST THANKS to Fam. Bieger for their SOL support.

BEST THANKS to Ammerbuch !!
Many thanks to Mrs. Baumgärtner

THANKS to Sandra & Daniel Schlüter from Munich for sending sunglasses,
your support and your words !!

5 more SUNGLASSES for SOL from Mr/Mrs no name !

BEST to #hansawings
2 sunglasses more for the Himalayan people.

BESTto Mrs.Bollmann for her support with sunglasses.

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SINNER Collecting Box

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SOL presentation in Bad Tölz, Germany

Shades Of Love - SOL presentation in Bad Tölz, Germany

Thanks so much Fam. SCHRADER for your sunglass distribution during your Nepal journey

A suitcase full of sunglasses on its way to Nepal.
Thanks so much for your amazing support. Have a safe journey.

Safe journey and thanks to Judith Felch for your SOL support

Shades Of Love - Safe journey and thanks to Judith Felch for your SOL support

THANKS for sending your sunglasses /Part 1

THANKS for sending your sunglasses /Part 2

THX TO HIS HOLINESS THE GYALWANG DRUKPA

SOL is delighted to receive a present from His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa during the 3rd Ladakh free eye camp 2016.

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MUNICH – DEHLI / Lufthansa airline crew supports SOL

What an exciting flight. 820 sunglasses!
With very special THANKS to Mrs. Hackl & Harald Himpel & his Crew collegues for making such an effort for SOL.
Thank you!!!

 

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

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.

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

More sunglasses from ELECTRIC

Thanks to France

More sunglasses from ELECTRIC !!

and deliveries goes on…

BEST & THANK YOU to Landshut & Erlangen !

BEST & THANK YOU to Landshut & Erlangen !

LANDSHUT is collecting

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

LANDSHUT is collecting

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

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 !

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

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.

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!

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

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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HOW WONDERFUL !!!

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

Shades Of Love NEWS 22.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.

Shades Of Love NEWS 13.May 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!

Shades Of Love in Luxembourg – New collection campaign!

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HAUSER Infotag on Saturday, 06/30/2016

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


Hauser Exkursionen Infotag-Programm

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!

Watch Jürgens speech at TEDx Munich from last November

Shades of Love is extending to Spain.

See here the collection points.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

Jean Nerva is the french ambassador for Shades of Love.

More Information about Jean here.

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

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

Thank you to all the employees!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO LADAKH

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!

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

More info at www.wearlite.ch

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.

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.

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

Schanzenoptik in Hamburg supports Shades of Love.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

NEPAL / HIMALAYA DAY at Globetrotter in Munich

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

A big thank you to pastor Michael Landwehr

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.

This aid project was initiated by Jürgen Altmann.

This aid project was initiated by Jürgen Altmann.

This aid project was initiated by Jürgen Altmann.

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.

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