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New Eyes for the Needy Grateful for Grants Supporting U.S. Eyeglass Program

New Eyes for the Needy has received grant awards totaling $71,000.

PRLog - Dec. 16, 2010 - SHORT HILLS, N.J. -- December 16, 2010, Short Hills, NJ – Since the start of its fiscal year on April 1, New Eyes for the Needy has received grant awards totaling $71,000. These funds are a critical source of revenue for New Eyes’ U.S. eyeglass voucher program, which purchases eyeglasses for children and adults in need across the United States.

“As we progress through our fall appeal to individual donors, it is important to recognize the generous support of community, family and corporate foundations that are invested in improving the vision of the poor in our country through New Eyes,” explained Susan M. Dyckman, executive director. “New Eyes relies heavily on individuals and foundations to answer the great need for clear vision among our country’s poorest residents. Our goal in 2010-11 is to help 4,200 people get the glasses they cannot afford and we need our donors and grantors’ help to raise the $242,674 needed to achieve that goal.”

New Eyes thanks the following grantors for their support of its eyeglass voucher program:
•   The Allergan Foundation - $2,500 for TX residents
•   Community Foundation of New Jersey - $3,000 for Morris County, NJ
•   Delta Gamma Foundation - $4,000 for U.S. women
•   Fund for the New Jersey Blind - $3,500 for NJ seniors
•   Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey - $7,500 for NJ adults
•   Horizon Foundation for New Jersey – $10,000 for residents of Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland and Gloucester counties (About The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey: The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life in New Jersey’s communities. Priority areas include health and the arts.)

•   The F. M. Kirby Foundation - $10,000 for U.S.
•   Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation - $12,000 for NJ and NY
•   The Fred C. Rummel Foundation - $7,500 for NJ seniors
•   Turrell Fund - $4,500 for NJ children
•   United Way of Millburn-Short Hills - $4,000 for local glasses and volunteer development
•   Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement - $2,500 for NJ seniors

In addition, New Eyes received two capital improvement grants from the Hyde and Watson Foundation - $4,200 for new front doors; and Union Foundation - $5,000 towards re-design and launch of new website.

For more information about donating to New Eyes for the Needy’s eyeglass voucher program, visit www.neweyesfortheneedy.org where visitors can donate online, or call 973-376-4903.

Founded in 1932, New Eyes for the Needy has helped 7,000,000 people
in the U.S. and 56 countries around the world to see clearly.

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Founded in 1932, New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the United States who cannot afford glasses on their own. New Eyes accepts, recycles and distributes donated glasses for poor people overseas.

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