Navigation Links
New Video from Portland-Based Philanthropic Eyewear Maker Features Successful Hometown Eye Care Clinic for Kids
Date:12/23/2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

141 Eyewear, a Portland-based philanthropic eyewear company, recently teamed up with Kaiser Permanente and the Boys & Girls Club of Salem to execute a charity eye care clinic that saw 115 kids tested and fitted for prescription eyewear. They documented the effort in a new video that shows the public how the company’s giving model works.

For months before the event, the Boys & Girls Club of Salem and Lions Club pre-screened qualified children for the Sept. 28 clinic, which ran from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Boys & Girls Club of Salem. More than 115 kids were examined and measured in exam lanes staffed by volunteer Kaiser Permanente optometrists, joined by eye care professionals from Portland-area opticians that carry 141 Eyewear. Kaiser Permanente also provided exam equipment, lenses, and finishing services. 141 Eyewear donated all frames for the clinic, which was coordinated by company co-founder and optician Shu-Chu Yamaguchi. Clinic participants received their finished glasses in mid-October—a boon for families without insurance, who often cannot afford the prescription eyewear that their kids need to succeed in school.

Kyle and Shu-Chu Yamaguchi founded 141 Eyewear with the goal of improving on the traditional philanthropic eyewear model by not only donating a frame for every frame purchased, but also turning that frame into a custom-made pair of prescription eyewear for a person in need through local clinics throughout the U.S. To help fulfill that brand promise and make the growing company’s impact felt in their home community, the couple reached out locally to organizations that they knew could help make the clinic a reality.

“We’re extremely grateful to the partners—Kaiser Permanente and the Boys & Girls Club of Salem — that converged to help us pull this off,” said 141 Eyewear co-founder Shu-Chu Yamaguchi. “Our giving model is labor-intensive, but it’s all worth it when we see kids in our own community get a better look at life through one of our frames.”

The clinic coincided with the release of the new 141 Eyewear collection, now available at Portland-area Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente locations.

About 141 Eyewear
Portland, Oregon-based 141 Eyewear’s mission is to donate a pair of frames for every pair of fashion eyewear they sell. Donated frames are delivered to those in need via local clinics, where each recipient is examined and fitted with a new pair of eyeglasses made exactly to their prescription. 141 Eyewear offers high-quality, classically inspired eyewear for the discerning fashion consumer who wants to positively impact their community with their purchase. 141 Eyewear is currently available exclusively via retail locations in 23 states in the US, Canada, and Germany. To find out more about 141 Eyewear’s timeless designs and fresh look at philanthrocapitalism, please visit http://www.141eyewear.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11444357.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Orleans Alcohol Rehab Launches New Video as Part of Client-Friendly Website
2. Video Surveillance As A Service Market (VSaaS) worth $2,390.9 Million by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
3. Producers of the TV series In View Hosted by Larry King Announce the Posting of Several Videos to the Show’s YouTube Channel
4. Producers of the In View Series Announce New Videos Posted on the Show’s YouTube Channel
5. How to Sleep Away Harmful Brain Toxins Discussed in Health Nutrition News Video
6. Asa Akira Teaches Sex: Review Of Asa Akira's Video Training Program Released
7. How the Brain and Body Work Together to Prevent Diabetes Article and Video Released by Health News Wires
8. How to Increase Testosterone Levels Naturally Discussed in New Video by Diet Recommendations
9. Top 5 Fat Burning Diet and Exercise Tips Review and Video Released by Health News Wires
10. Skip Dieting – Increase Metabolism to Lose Weight: Health Nutrition News Video Explains How to Speed Up Metabolism
11. Video Project Shared Via Social Media Gives Hope and Help to Couples Struggling with Infertility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults ... tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: ... develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. ... pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital ... for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people can ... their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer Dr. ... colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events in ... , "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, facility ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October ... on that day with the investment community and media ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern ... a live webcast of the conference call through a ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, ... complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug ... approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to ... indicates additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate ... to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: