Did You Know?
• One out of four children in America faces hunger. These same children who go to school hungry often do not have adequate eye care and struggle to learn because they do not have glasses.
• Only 14% of children in the United States have received a comprehensive eye examination by age six. The National Parent Teacher Association reports that more than ten million children suffer from visual problems, yet vision exams still are not a part of a child’s school readiness package.
• Children with vision-related learning problems experience feelings such
as a lack of direction, a sense of not belonging, an inadequate sense of
self-assurance and a feeling of insecurity, inadequacy and inferiority.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your family, friends, and co-workers to participate in a Coca-Cola Game Day Challenge by inviting them to watch or participate in a sporting event at our home, office, or community center. Ask each person to bring a gift card to help provide eye care and glasses for children in your community.
LEARN about the vision needs of children in your community by inviting a teacher, social worker, or community advocate to speak to your group about the children they serve.
GIVE the gift cards to the advocate for his/her children to help kids in your community live happier and more productive lives!
Send us your Report and Photos at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we
can celebrate your participation! How many people were Champions for Kids? How many children did you serve? Join our team of Champions for Kids and receive your personalized certificate of victory!