On May 31, we headed out to the Pittsburgh Public School’s Langley campus to dispense 27 eyeglasses to students in grades K-8 who participated in our Chromos Cares program.
What a great way to get out of class for a few minutes, right?
A week prior, our opticians were on site to provide free eye exams to deserving students. Those in need of corrective lenses were given the opportunity to pick out the frame of their choice from display cases we brought with us.
Purple, pink, tan, brown, black, multi-colored…the styles they chose came in every shade of the rainbow. We had a blast watching them pick out the one that best suited their personality.
For some of the kids, this was the first time they had ever worn corrective lenses – for others, the pair they received replaced their own that had broken.
“We’re happy to help them because they might not have a chance to get another pair,” said owner Daniel Childs, who single handedly distributed each pair and ensured they fit properly.
One of the things we love most about the program is that you’re part of its success - every pair of Chromos Eyewear sold supports the initiative.
To date, Chromos Cares has provided 250 eyeglasses to deserving kids in the Pittsburgh Public School System. Our trip to Langley was the last one of the school year.
Other campuses we visit on a three-year rotation include Arsenal, Arlington, Manchester, Faison,Lincoln, Miller, Weil, and Allegheny.
We can’t wait to hit the road again once the fall semester begins!