Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Thank you for your generous support of the fourteenth Looking Out for Kids charity fundraiser. As we continue to work through the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, even more than most, your donations have played an essential role that has been critical to our success in providing vision care services and eyeglasses to underserved and uninsured schoolchildren. With many children not able to attend schools in person, we have had to go out to their local neighborhoods, sometimes working with community partners, to ensure these children had access to care. As you may know we have expanded our reach past our traditional area of concentration in the Philadelphia School District to include the Norristown, Abington and Cheltenham School Districts, as well the Chester community, which has made this even more challenging. It is also because of your generous contributions that for the past few years, as well as vision care services, we have expanded our program’s reach to include support for audiology services. We are proud to be woven into the fabric of the communities we serve. We know that the work we do at Salus changes lives. With your sustained support, our professional staff and healthcare interns continue to improve the lives of thousands of children in our region through the care they provide. On behalf of all those children we serve, as well as a very grateful Salus University team, I offer my most sincere, personal thanks.
Michael H. Mittelman, OD, MPH, MBA, FAAO, FACHE
President, Salus University