Our co-founder, Helen Keller, was a fearless trailblazer and champion for social justice and women’s rights. Today, we join the international community in celebrating the potential of women and girls all over the world.
One in four children in the United States needs eyeglasses but doesn’t have them. On February 4, we completed our two millionth free U.S. vision screening at an after-school program for students in New York City.
Over the past two months, the international community has been informed by new data, and new warnings, about the drivers of global hunger and the number of people worldwide who suffer from malnutrition.
Early last month, the Texas State Board of Education voted, preliminarily, to eliminate Helen Keller from the history curriculum. Our Chief Executive responded with an inspiring editorial in the Dallas Morning News.
Low-income children are not the only vulnerable people in the U.S. who urgently need vision care and properly prescribed glasses. That's why Helen Keller International is expanding its 25-year-old ChildSight program.