Vision Care for Needy Children

by KEX Kids Fund
Vision Care for Needy Children
Vision Care for Needy Children
Vision Care for Needy Children
Vision Care for Needy Children
Vision Care for Needy Children
Vision Care for Needy Children

Project Report | Aug 28, 2023
Vision - KEX Kids Fund

By Nicole Mandarano | Volunteer

From April to June 2023, the KEX Kids Fund helped 164 children with comprehensive vision exams and new eyeglasses for families in need across Oregon and SW Washington (in 14 counties).

Your support is crucial to sustain our program to help children access vision care!

School nurses work closely with the school vision screening program led by the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) to ensure that children who are referred for vision care receive resources such as the KEX Kids Fund.

Please click on this YouTube link to watch a KEX Kids Fund success story!

Testimonials from around the state -

  • I wish you could see the looks on the faces of these kiddos when we let them know they will be getting glasses! Luca was SO excited!!” -Kristi, school health nurse at Sprague High School
  • I can speak to is my gratitude for this program. The fact that our kids have access to glasses, these kids have enough to worry about I am just relieved it’s one less thing that they have to worry about.” -Lindsey, social worker at Banks Elementary School
  • “KEX has helped so many of my students. I am grateful for this valuable resource that positively impacts student lives.” -Lorie, school nurse in the Reynolds School District
  • Upon leaving Molalla Vision Source, Lucy exclaimed, “I can see far away so clearly, I’m so excited! And I LOVE the way my glasses look. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”. -Lucy, child from Molalla
  • At just 10 years old, Azalea needed progressive lenses, which are the no line bifocals, generally prescribed for older adults who have reached presbyopia. Azalea came to Eye Promise Optical to pick up her new glasses. Azalea was able to see clearly as distance, intermediate and near. When she put her glasses on, she exclaimed, “Oh wow, I can see everything so clearly!” Azalea's mother was so amazed at the service we were able to provide her daughter at no cost to them. Their insurance would not cover the glasses and were going to cost them several hundred dollars out of pocket, which they could not afford. -Azalea, Portland

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Organization Information

KEX Kids Fund

Location: Tigard, OR - USA
Project Leader:
Vicki Linnman
Executive Director
Portland , OR United States
$2,172 raised of $99,000 goal
39 donations
$96,828 to go
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