Vision Care for Needy Children

 
$375
$98,625
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Children who cannot see well have difficulty achieving school success. This project provides vision exams and eyeglasses to children who show signs of poor eyesight and have no resources for vision care. Children whose families are on free or reduced-price lunch programs complete a simple application to apply for KEX Kids Fund support. Our network providers provide vision care for a fixed cost of $125 paid by the KEX Kids Fund.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

It seems pretty simple. A child who can't see or hear can't succeed. And the experts tell us, experiencing success early in school is critical to succeeding....in life!

How will this project solve this problem?

That's why since 1987, the KEX Kids Fund has provided vision and hearing care - examinations, eyeglasses and hearing aids - to children whose families cannot otherwise provide them. We work with a network of care providers who offer their services at reduced costs, which means we're able to provide a pair of glasses for $125, a hearing aid for $800. Costs continue to rise; the number of children in need continues to grow. You can help them by contributing what you can to the KEX Kids Fund.

Potential Long Term Impact

We think helping these kids succeed early in life might actually prevent much larger problems later on. Glasses and hearing aids might be all it takes. Like we said, it seems pretty simple.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $375
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $98,625
Total Funding Goal: $99,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Vicki Linnman

Executive Director
Portland, OR United States

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