As schools reopened in Paradise for the first time since the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, GLAM4G
Many residents have been so focused on rebuilding their lives that they have had to deprioritize items like new clothing, accessories, personal care essentials and eye care. VSP Eyes of Hope and GLAM4GOOD provided hundreds of Paradise Unified School District students and teachers with free eye exams, glasses, new wardrobes, accessories and personal care essentials. In total, more than $1 million worth of goods and services were gifted by the two organizations.
“The start of a new school year is a hopeful milestone in the recovery process for this community, but it can also be a time filled with long to-do lists and expenses for parents and teachers. It’s important to us to bring some relief to these families by providing access to eye care and eyewear and help ensure these teachers and students are set up with great vision as they head back into the classroom.”
“While the initiative aimed to restore and brighten wardrobes of those affected, the impact goes beyond the apparel. This is a day for kids to not think about their hardships and just have fun being kids and for teachers who have put their students and community first—the opportunity to treat themselves.”