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Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County have been selected to receive free vision health services for three years and a $5,000 Preventive Care Initiative grant on behalf of National Vision and America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.
Tuesday, October 25th the first vision screening was held at the Boys & Girls Clubs Chuck Hill Unit where 120 youth were screened. Friday, November 8th an additional 49 youth were screened at the Boys & Girls Clubs Garden Terrace Unit.
Terry Copland, Father of two of our Club members, Taylor 10 and Madison 8 who both participated in a screening was very happy with the event. He stated, “It’s kinda hard these days. I like that Boys & Girls Clubs offers a lot of services we need. It’s been a win, win for us since we relocated from Virginia 3 years ago.”
This opportunity is designed to help Clubs connect members to annual, no-cost vision care (i.e. health education, vision screening, vision exam, and prescription glasses), and promote positive health behaviors among Club members.
National Vision and America’s Best did a phenomenal job with the screenings making sure that all Club members were comfortable. Everyone present also got to enjoy food and refreshments and received sunglasses and coloring books for participating.
“The employees America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, as a division of National Vision, Inc., are super excited to be delivering the gift of sight to kids in our immediate community, completely free of charge. We believe in order to do your best, you must see your best and now these kids will see their best!” Stated Michelle Berger, Vice President of National Vision, Inc.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
With seventeen locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The 3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. Contact the Club by calling (772) 460-9918, visiting www.bgcofslc.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.