Seventh Annual Fundraiser
A Bushel of Fun
On the evening of Friday, November 15, 2013, the Hafter Student Center on the campus of Salus University was once again buzzing with excitement as guests arrived to support the seventh annual “Looking Out for Kids” charity fund-raiser. Legendary Philadelphia Eagles running back, Brian Westbrook, and superintendent of the Norristown Area School District, Dr. Janet Samuels, co-hosted the fall-themed benefit.
The festivities began with an hour long VIP cocktail reception. The party then moved into the main facility where guests mingled, dined, sipped cocktails and bid on an extensive silent auction including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, traveling experiences and more. “We had a fantastic time at this beautiful, creative and fun event,” Rebecca Thornburgh, a Chestnut Hill resident, said.
Almost 300 guests from the community attended. “It’s really important for me to support such a worthy cause,” Andrea Lieberman from Fed Ex Office said. “I thought the event was great - the food and the desserts were delicious.”
The funds raised through the “Looking Out for Kids” initiative are used to provide vision care and eyeglasses to disadvantaged children in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. Central to the charity’s work is a long-standing collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia. In the 2012-2013 academic year, The Eye Institute’s staff provided vision screenings to over 2,300 Philadelphia public school children; comprehensive eye exams to over 500 who failed the screening and dispensed approximately 800 pairs of glasses to children in need.
The growing financial success of the “Looking Out for Kids” charity has now allowed The Eye Institute to bring its services to disadvantaged children in Norristown’s public schools.
Thank you to our sponsors of The Eye Institute's 2013 "Looking Out for Kids" Vision Care Fundraiser!