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Stark Community Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          
For more information:

Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate

Whitney Anderson

Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105

E-mail: [email protected]

 

                                       
                                           Stark Community Foundation awards $2,500 to Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
                                                                             for the Vision Care Outreach Program
Cleveland, OH (June 21, 2016)– Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (PBO) received a $2,500 grant from the Robert A. Litman and Ruth E. Litman Charitable Fund at Stark Community Foundation to support the Vision Care Outreach program in Stark County.

Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving 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.

The goal of the Vision Care Outreach Program is to reduce the incidence of unnecessary vision loss and impairment by providing access to a donated system of comprehensive vision care services for high-risk, medically indigent Ohioans–children, youth, families and homeless/uninsured adults.  

“We are grateful to the Robert A. Litman and Ruth E. Litman Charitable Fund at Stark Community Foundation for their partnership in helping us to assist children and their families through the Vision Care Outreach program,” said Sherry Williams, President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness. “Prevent Blindness will use this grant to educate Stark County residents about blinding eye diseases, eye safety, and the importance of regular eye exams and to provide access to donated, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to children.”

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.
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