Grant Supports Better Sight for City's Students
Helen Keller International received a $10,000 competitive grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for its ChildSight® program in Connecticut. The money will support the vision screenings and eyeglass distribution in Bridgeport Public Schools in 2012.
"Most of the children served by ChildSight® struggle with economic, transportation and/or social barriers that prevent them from getting needed vision care and these challenges have become more acute in the past few years due to the economic downturn,” said Karen Brown, vice president of programs at the Fairfield County Community Foundation. "Without eyeglasses, children with poor vision are at a major disadvantage in school."