Center for Vision Loss Announces More than $85,000 in Corporate, Foundation Gifts

December 30, 2019
 

The Center for Vision Loss has announced more than $85,000 in corporate and foundation gifts that it earned during the second half of the 2019 calendar year.

The gifts support agency operations and services in the Lehigh Valley – which includes Lehigh and Northampton counties – and Monroe County. They are listed alphabetically below.

• A $1,000 grant from the Lester G. Abeloff Foundation to support the agency’s escorted transport service in Monroe County.

• A $5,000 grant from the Air Products Foundation to support preschool vision screenings in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $5,000 grant from the Bausch Foundation to support preschool vision screenings in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County.

• A $6,750 grant from the Will R. Beitel Children’s Community Foundation to support preschool vision screenings in Northampton County.

• A $2,000 grant from The Century Fund to support preschool vision screenings in the Lehigh Valley.

• A gift of $1,000 to the agency’s Annual Fund from the First Windish Fraternal Benefit Society.

• A $5,000 grant from The Charles H. Hoch Foundation to support services for people with vision loss in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $2,500 grant from the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation to support the escorted transport service in Monroe County.

• An unrestricted gift of $8,885 from the Luther J. Hottle Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

• A $1,500 grant from IronPigs Charities to support the Camp I CAN! summer program for kids ages 7-13.

• A $2,000 grant from the Charles and Figa Kline Foundation to support agency operations.

• A $1,000 grant from the Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Coalition to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $2,500 grant from the Peoples Security Charitable Foundation to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County.

• A $5,000 grant from the John and Margaret Post Foundation to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County.

• A $3,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $3,000 grant from the Ruth P. Seruga Trust to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $1,000 gift to the Annual Fund by the Shafer Family Charitable Foundation.

• A $10,000 grant from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $1,000 gift to the Annual Fund from Seipstown Grange #1657.

• A $2,000 grant from the Bill Sugra Memorial Trust to support the escorted transport service in the Lehigh Valley.

• A $12,000 grant from the Harry C. Trexler Trust to support select services for people with vision loss in Lehigh County.

• A $6,500 grant from the Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation to support the escorted transport service in Northampton County.

• A $500 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support preschool vision screenings in the Lehigh Valley.

The Center for Vision Loss operates with a fiscal year from July 1-June 30. Event sponsorships and gifts from Lions Clubs, Lions-affiliated organizations, and individuals are counted separately.

The Center for Vision Loss empowers people who are visually impaired to seize their independence and promotes healthy eyesight. With campuses in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition inspired directly by Helen Keller in 1928 with contemporary practices and state-of-the-art technologies. The Center for Vision Loss brings hope in focus with personal coaching and support, skills training, adaptation and rehabilitation therapies, access to healthcare and food supplies, and assistive devices. It prepares successful learners with preschool vision screenings, and it encourages eyesight preservation through community education. It provides services at little or no cost, and more than 80% of its clients with vision loss are from low-income households.

The Center for Vision Loss is the only service agency in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County approved by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB). It also is accredited by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and is a member of the VisionServe Alliance, a network of nearly 120 North American agencies that provide services to people with impaired sight.

 
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