|Edmund C. Olson and Olson Trust COO Jeff Clark with a student recipient of eyeglasses|
at Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary on Thursday. Photo by Julia Neal
FREE EYEGLASSES FOR STUDENTS ON THE PĀHALA SCHOOL CAMPUS was the gift from Project Vision Hawai'i and Vision to Learn on Thursday, supported by Edmund C. Olson Trust, First Hawaiian Bank, state Department of Education and numerous donors. Edmund C. Olson and his team greeted and handed out the eyeglasses for students with Principal Sharon Beck, a representative from the Mayor's Office and many others.
Project Vision Hawai'i uses four mobile screen units and two mobile hygiene trailers as vehicles to imporve health and wellness. Established in 2011, the nonprofit has provided screenings to more than 60,000 keiki and facilitated other health services for more than 100,000 people. See www.pr.org.
Vision to Learn has helped children in more than 750 low-income communities in 15 states and District of Columbia. Its aim is to serve the needs of the hardest-to-reach children. About 90 percent of the keiki served live in poverty. Vision to Learn has provided more than two million children with eye care and 345,000 with glasses at no cost to children and their families. See www.projectvisionhawaii.org.
|Children at Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary received free eye glasses|
on Thursday from Project Vision Hawai'i, Vision to Learn, Edmund C.
Olson and more sponsors. Photo from Vision to Learn