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Prevent Blindness Receives Surprise Gift from the FirstEnergy Foundation for their “12 Gifts of the Season” Campaign
Cleveland, OH (Dec. 14, 2017) –The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness received a $1,000 contribution from the FirstEnergy Foundation to go towards their sight-saving programs and services. The foundation awarded 132 nonprofit agencies gifts, a total of $132,000, as part of their “12 Gifts of the Season” campaign.
The campaign was revived after last year’s overwhelming success when 12 organization received a $5,000 contribution from the foundation. In addition, the campaign is an expansion to their “Christmas in July” campaign, where 12 organizations received $10,000 earlier this summer. Winners were chosen by FirstEnergy employees, who recognized organizations that go above and beyond in the community.
“We are grateful to the FirstEnergy Foundation for their partnership in helping us protect the precious gift of sight by providing services that help individuals adopt healthy habits in regard to eye care and eye safety,” said Sherry Williams, President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness.
Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. It provides direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans and educates consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their sight.
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About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.