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Posted inArts, Business

HBO documentary puts spotlight on Seva, a Berkeley nonprofit that restores sight to the blind

At a time when so much of the world’s news seems so dark, HBO is airing a documentary featuring a Berkeley nonprofit that is literally bringing more light into the world. Open Your Eyes focuses on the work of the Seva Foundation, which helps restore sight to blind and visually-impaired people by helping fund cataract surgeries, […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley non-profit Seva establishes relief fund for Nepal

When Jack Blanks’ phone pinged him at 5:30 a.m. last Saturday with the news about Nepal’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, it didn’t take long for him to spring into action. The first priority for Blank, who is executive director of the Berkeley-based Seva Foundation, was to ensure the Nepal-based staff of the nonprofit were safe. That done — fortuitously, Seva’s […]