Charity Awards Finalist: Lifelong Vision Foundation
For months, local student Cordale Denton endured painful headaches and struggled to see the board in class. The teenager’s vision was suffering after his only pair of glasses had broken. “You can’t know what it is like to not be able to afford to do anything about it,” he says.
That’s where Lifelong Vision Foundation came in. The nonprofit, which provides under-served residents with the eye exams and tools to see more clearly, was a light at the end of the tunnel for Denton. Within a week of learning about the teen’s vision issues, the organization’s volunteer optometrists examined his eyes free of charge, and fitted him with a complimentary new pair of glasses.