Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Receives $20,000 Pediatric Vision Care Grant
ATLANTA – January 19, 2021 – The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (“The Lighthouse”) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $20,750 pediatric vision care grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
The grant, made possible by the CFGA’s M.C. Roberts Fund, will enable The Lighthouse to provide eye care for children in Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin Counties.
“Despite its critical importance to children’s overall success and well-being, pediatric vision care is something that is, unfortunately, often neglected,” said Lighthouse Executive Director Edwin Link. “We are deeply grateful to the Community Foundation for supporting our efforts to provide eye care for kids in these counties.”
The Lighthouse provides the full continuum of vision and hearing care to qualifying Georgians of all ages, from birth to the golden years. Thanks to a statewide network of medical providers and strong relationships with device manufacturers, The Lighthouse is able to offer free eye exams and vision surgery as well as deeply discounted prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids.
To learn more about The Lighthouse, please visit lionslighthouse.org.
Founded in 1949 by members of three Georgia Lions Clubs, The Lighthouse’s mission is to bring Georgians in need back into a world of sight and sound by providing comprehensive vision and hearing care to the state’s uninsured and under-insured. The Lighthouse is headquartered in Atlanta and, with the help of a statewide network of audiologists, optometrists, and ophthalmologists, operates a mobile clinic serving all of Georgia.