Bringing Comfort and Hope into the Lives of Children

Give Kids Sight Day, Wills Eye Institute

We enjoyed participating in Give Kids Sight Day, a remarkable annual event initiated and coordinated by Wills Eye Institute. Benefiting uninsured and underinsured Philadelphia school children, the one day program offers free eye screenings, free eyeglasses, and full comprehensive ophthalmologic exams to children who otherwise would have no access to eye care.

The fourth such event, the 2013 Give Kids Sight Day, served over 700 children. We had the opportunity to tour the hospital with CEO Joseph Bilson and witness its motto “Skill with Compassion” in action as the staff lovingly attended to the children. It was a very special day for us as we ourselves interacted with the boys and girls who were receiving eye care. We were happy to make a grant to Wills Eye Institute in support of Give Kids Sight Day.

In addition to Wills Eye Institute’s Give Kids Sight Day, the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund participates in a variety of projects that promote the health and welfare of children. Because we have an all-volunteer staff, every dollar raised goes directly to the medical care, research, and support of children in need. Please donate to the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund so that we may continue supporting important projects like Wills Eye Institute’s Give Kids Sight Day.