For the past two summers, thanks to the Seeing the World program funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, I have had an opportunity to witness the big, bright smiles on the faces of children receiving a new pair of free glasses, just in time for the start of school. It is such a rewarding experience to watch their excitement, picking out and being fitted with their shiny new pair of specs at their local Summer BreakSpot site. The parents were so appreciative as well.
I am thrilled to report that 160 children were able to take advantage of this service. Think about it: these children, whose families may have otherwise not been able to cover the high cost of vision care, get to start the new school year being able to see the chalkboard and read books without being hindered by poor vision.
A big thanks goes out to Dr. Adam Cherry and his team for the caring way they provided thorough exams and vision services to our Summer BreakSpot kids this year. It’s a win-win for everyone!
- Sue McAllister
Regional Director of Southeast Florida
Florida Impact to End Hunger