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Vision to Learn provides free eyeglasses to students

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Vision to Learn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students see things clearly. Its mission is to ensure that kids have the opportunity to succeed in the classroom by offering free vision screenings and eyeglass distribution at local schools.   According to Vision to Learn, as many as 20% students in Read More…

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TreePeople leader stresses importance of trees

MAKING A DIFFERENCE It’s as simple as planting a tree. The result produces substantial environmental benefits. A healthy tree canopy protects humans in a changing climate. Trees filter air pollution, create the air we breathe, offer energy-saving shade that lowers global warming and creates habitation for thousands of species, decreases ozone levels in urban areas Read More…

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School On Wheels provides tutoring to homeless children

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: It’s hard to concentrate on reading, writing and arithmetic when you don’t know where you are going to lay your head at night. Homelessness can be overwhelming and, reportedly, can interfere with a child’s education. That’s the plight of a number of school children, who, as a result of homelessness, are falling Read More…