While I was at BlogHer this past summer I met with VSP Vision Care and I love the campaign that they are running right now to help kids! Did you know that 1 in 4 students across the country has a visual impairment problem, and many of those are undiagnosed?? Eye health is extremely important for your child’s ability to learn, play and develop. In 5th grade I was one of those kids who was visually impaired and didn’t know it. I was SO self-conscious, and even sitting in the front row of the class I couldn’t see the chalkboard – it was embarrasing! Not to mention it really affected my schooling! In fact my vision was so bad that I had to get within 4 inches of the chalkboard to be able to read my assignment! A simple vision screening is what caught my inability to see properly – I didn’t even realize is as I just thought everyone was like that!
VSP Vision Care has launched the VSP Eye Pledge campaign which is a FREE and an EASY way to donate an eye exam AND glasses to a Boys and Girls Club member in need!!! VSP has pledged to donate up to 50,000 eye exams – that is worth more than $19 million dollars!!
HOW TO PLEDGE:
1. Go to www.seemuchmore.com/eyepledge
2. Click on “Submit My Pledge and Help a Child on My Behalf”.
3. Direct the donation to your local club OR a club in the US that needs it most.
4. Click submit!
That’s it!! It’s VERY simple and only takes a moment!
VSP has very generously offered for one of my readers to win a $200 Visa Gift Card!! In doing so we want to try and help raise more pledges for this great campaign!
In order to enter you MUST do ALL of the following:
Take the VSP Vision Care Pledge and leave me a comment with the following 3 items:
1. WHY you took the pledge.
2. How you’ve shared the pledge with others.
3. Why YOU thought it was important to share!
MANY thanks for helping me to support this great cause!!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post in any way. All opinions are my own. VSP will be providing the gift card to the winner and is responsible for shipping. Giveaway is open to US only and will end November 6, 2011 at 10 PM est. Winner will be chosen by random.org and will have 48 hours to claim prize.