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Stratford Patch | Posted on March 16, 2015 by Christina

Family Vision Center Partners with New Eyes for the Needy to Sponsor Collection Drive
Stratford Elementary Schools to Collect Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids for Non-Profit Charity through March 25th
By cbenevides (Open Post) March 16, 2015 at 9:33am

Stratford’s family-centered eye care practice, Family Vision Center, has partnered with the town’s local 11 elementary schools and Stratford and Milford’s senior centers to collect prescription, sun and reading glasses, and hearing aids. The collection drive will run until March 25th.

“Family Vision Center is extremely proud to be part of such a rewarding initiative,” Kristine Heslin, Owner/Managing Partner at Family Vision Center, said. “It’s an honor to partner with local schools and senior centers to give to those in need of eyeglasses. The gift of sight can completely change someone’s life.”

All items collected will be donated to New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit working to empower children and adults with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life.

Susan Romatzick, RN, BSN, Head Nurse of Stratford Elementary Schools said, “All 11 of the Stratford elementary schools immediately seized the opportunity to join this inspiring cause. Vision impairments make learning so much more difficult, and it is reflected in all academic areas. Donating to New Eyes for the Needy by recycling items no longer useful to our students, staff and parents is such an easy way for us to be able to help others.”

The school that collects the most items will be awarded a prize from local minor league baseball team, the Bridgeport Bluefish.

If you would like to donate to the collection drive, please drop off your items at the Baldwin Center in Stratford or the Milford Senior Center.

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