We are partnering with One Sight to remove barriers for education of more than 1,000 inner city children through the provision of free eye exams and glasses.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Inner city students in Richmond, Virginia face many challenges in achieving an education. One of those barriers shouldn't be that they couldn't see the chalkboard or couldn't see to read a book. All of the children we serve are on the federal free and reduced lunch program and most are reliant on Medicaid. We are working in conjunction with several community partners to help raise awareness on the importance of good vision to the overall positive educational experience of a child.
How will this project solve this problem?
This program enables us to serve more than 1,000 children each year by providing them with thorough screenings and exams along with eyeglasses that fit their individual styles and needs.
Potential Long Term Impact
This service provides more than 1,000 inner city children with a valuable tool in achieving great academic success. Children, Incorporated partners closely with the schools to ensure proper follow up and support is given all year long.
Total Funding Received to Date: $545
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $545 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.