Certain milestones in life can mean different things, such as longevity of a relationship (An anniversary) or risk management (300 days without an accident!) to name a few.
And then there are milestones of accomplishment, such as 700 Home Runs in baseball or 100 years living on this earth (Wow!).
Last fall, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation hit a milestone of accomplishment that we’re proud of and pleased to share you. On October 17th at Kalmiopsis Elementary School in Brookings, OLSHF Staff member Tim Young and the Brookings Harbor Lions screened 713 students for vision health issues. When they screened Kindergartener Liam Christensen, OLSHF and Oregon Lions hit 1,000,000 students screened for vision health issues since our program began in the 1990’s.
Hitting 1 million children screened for vision health issues wasn’t the only highlight of the OLSHF 2017-18 program year. Making nearly 2,500 pair of new eyeglasses, providing over 200 people in need with hearing exams and hearing aids, collecting over 200,000 pair of used eyeglasses, and celebrating one year of our new retail optical shop, Eye Promise, are some of the other highlights that took place in the past 12 months.
Our Cover Story will introduce you to all of our school vision screening Coordinators around the State of Oregon, together they visited 617 schools and screened 182,094 students, referring 18,209 of them for comprehensive eye exams. These are children that likely should be seeing better and with new eyeglasses will have a better chance and seeing, reading, and learning to their full potential.
Now that’s something to celebrate!
You’ll also find info on OLSHF revenue and expenses, we list our amazing sight and hearing partners and our donors that we appreciate so much, and we also feature members of the OLSHF Hall of Fame – an amazing group of Lions that have helped make the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation the incredible organization that it is.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to open this beautiful document, flip through the pages, and share our pride in the accomplishments of our amazing organization.