Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Free eye exams and glasses for Fresh Air Fund children

Fresh Air Fund Eye exams
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One of my favorite charities is the Fresh Air Fund that gets children out of the hot and steamy inner-city of New York and into the country each summer. Not only does the Fresh Air Fund help in this way but they also provide assistance and services that are needed in many other ways. One such service is the partnership with OneSight to provide free eye exams and glasses to children that need them. This summer 1,629 pairs of glasses were made and I'm happy to post this note I received from Sara Wilson today.

"Hi Merv

I wanted to let you know about a partnership we are very proud of here at The Fresh Air Fund. This past summer OneSight reached out to us and helped over 3000 Fresh Air children by making sure that every child who needed the gift of sight was screened. The Fresh Air Fund is so happy OneSight and their traveling optical clinic are able to help at Fresh Air camps. I was hoping you could post a mention on Merv Sheppard’s Transplant Network to help this worthy cause. I've created a new social media microsite which explains everything:

By supporting The Fresh Air Fund we are able to partner with Onesight to provide free eye exams and eyewear to the children who need them each year. Please let me know if you are able to post or have any questions.

Thanks so much,


Sara Wilson,
The Fresh Air Fund

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