Fourth Annual Fundraiser
The Big Winners: Children in Need!
The Eye Institute’s fourth annual “Looking Out for Kids” charity fundraiser was held Saturday, November 13th at the Hafter Student Community Center on the Elkins Park campus of Salus University. The “Looking Out for Kids” charity raises funds to pay for vision care services and eye glasses for under insured and uninsured children in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. The co-hosts for the evening included Lisa Nutter
, President of Philadelphia Academies, Inc. and first lady of Philadelphia; Dr. Eileen Tyrala
, pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; and Quintin Mikell
and Keenan Clayton
from the Philadelphia Eagles.
By every measure the event was a great success. The room was filled with nearly 230 guests, all poised to be winners of items from the fantastic silent auction table. However, the big winners of the evening are the children who will benefit from the vision care and eyeglasses received through the funds raised. One out of every four children experiences a vision problem that may affect school performance. The Eye Institute and its staff are committed to providing quality vision care services to children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
The Eye Institute would like to thank the "Looking Out For Kids" corporate sponsors whose generosity and support helped make this event financially successful.