Give The Gift of Sight With Zenni & SF 49ers at Hope For The Holidays

The spirit of giving was alive and well at Levi Stadium on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, as the San Francisco 49ers hosted their annual Hope for the Holidays event. This heartwarming occasion brought together the 49ers, local non-profits, and generous sponsors like Zenni Optical, the official eyewear sponsor for the San Francisco 49ers, to make a positive impact on the lives of 175 families in need. Zenni has proudly been a part of this meaningful event for several years, and this year was no exception, with the eyewear company contributing 740 pairs of Blokz blue light blocking photochromic eyeglasses and over 100 free glasses vouchers.

Zenni’s Commitment to “See Better, Live Better”

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Zenni’s dedication to the motto “See Better, Live Better” is highlighted through initiatives like Hope for the Holidays, underscoring the importance of conscious kindness and making a positive impact in the world. Zenni played a crucial role in the event by providing 740 pairs of Blokz blue light-blocking photochromic eyeglasses, offering families the valuable gift of eye protection. Furthermore, Zenni distributed over 100 free eyewear vouchers for children and families, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to fostering a positive influence within communities during the Hope for the Holidays event.

This impactful participation was led by acclaimed celebrity optician Marcelo Sanchez, the official optician and eyewear stylist of the San Francisco 49ers players. Joining him were other dedicated Zenni volunteers, including Dr. Sophia Moh, Zenni’s optometrist, Laura Alley, Zenni’s social media manager, and Cassandra Trujillo, Zenni’s Sports Partnership Manager. Together, this dedicated team worked diligently to make the event a success and contribute to the well-being of those in need.

Notable 49ers Players in Action

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Many notable 49ers players generously volunteered their time to bring smiles to the faces of those in need. Quarterback Brock Purdy, Defensive Lineman Nick Bosa, Tight End George Kittle, Defensive Lineman Arik Armstead, Linebacker Randy Gregory, Defensive Lineman T.Y. McGill, Offensive Lineman ILM Manning, and Tight End Brayden Willis were among the players who actively participated in this heartwarming event. In a touching display of community engagement, these players went beyond their on-field roles and personally assisted in bagging the Zenni gift bags. Furthermore, they took part in the special moment of handing over Zenni glasses directly to the families in their cars as they drove through the event, adding an extra layer of cheer and connection to the impactful day.

George Kittle – Star Tight End of the 49ers

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Zenni was privileged to have the support of George Kittle, star Tight End for the 49ers, at their booth during the Hope for the Holidays event. Kittle, a pillar of the team for six seasons and serving as captain, echoed Zenni’s commitment to making a positive impact in the community. The event garnered significant attention from local media, including an interview with Kittle by LaMonica Peters from KTVU News. In the interview, Kittle expressed his enthusiasm for being part of an event that brings warmth and joy to families during the holiday season.

“I’m handing out blankets, Zenni sunglasses, and heaters. We’re kind of the miscellaneous station, but we’re very happy with our sponsors.” – George Kittle

This sentiment echoes the collaborative and community-oriented spirit that defines Zenni’s participation in events like Hope for the Holidays.

Zenni’s collaboration with the San Francisco 49ers at the Hope for the Holidays event showcases the power of coming together to make a positive impact. Through the donation of eyeglasses and vouchers, Zenni not only enhances the gift of sight but also contributes to the overall well-being of the community. As we celebrate the holiday season, Zenni remains dedicated to its mission of “See Better, Live Better”, ensuring that the spirit of giving continues to shine bright all year round.