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VSP Global Announces Formal Partnership With Non-Profit, GLAM4GOOD

By Staff
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:15 AM


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and GLAM4GOOD, the award-winning empowerment platform and non-profit organization announced that they are formally partnering in a year-long effort to provide access to comprehensive eye exams, prescription glasses as well as beauty and fashion items where they are needed most. These two organizations first established a collaboration through Hurricane Harvey outreach where VSP Global joined GLAM4GOOD in Houston to help 750 teachers and educators. They provided no-cost eye exams with prescription glasses made onsite with VSP Global’s Eyes of Hope mobile eyecare clinic while GLAM4GOOD organized a “shopping spree for free.”

Additionally, this year, VSP Global and GLAM4GOOD came together again in San Juan, Puerto Rico where the patient floors of San Jorge’s Hospital were transformed into eye exam rooms and mini boutiques filled with clothing, accessories, toys and designer eyewear for pediatric patients and their families.

“Our collaboration with GLAM4GOOD enables our organization to broaden access to care for those who need it most in a truly unique way,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global. “Our complementary missions have seamlessly come together to combine the joy of fashion with the transformative effects of an eye exam and glasses to help communities in need.”

VSP Global and GLAM4GOOD also partnered on a recent outreach event, attended by Vision Monday, in New York City, where 150 seniors at the High School of Fashion Industries had the opportunity to shop for workwear and receive eye exams from local VSP network doctors who volunteered their services and glasses from Marchon’s Nine West Eyewear.

“GLAM4GOOD helps empower individuals faced with hardships like homelessness, domestic violence, illness and natural disasters; circumstances where our mission to empower dignity, hope and joy teamed with providing new wardrobes, beauty services and personal care essentials can go a long way toward setting a path forward,” said Mary Alice Stephenson, founder of GLAM4GOOD. “Teaming up with VSP Global has allowed us to offer those we serve access to eyecare and eyewear that is critical to their overall health and well-being and ultimately their future.”
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