News in Brief
January 01, 2014
Community partners against hunger
Renee Klebba, treasurer for Ladies Luvin' Charity, a Lake Orion-based chapter of Woman's Life, and Lori Naseef, director of provideInc, a Lake Orion-based nonprofit, are organizing the Community Partners Against Hunger event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at First Congregational Church of Clarkston, 5449 Clarkston Road.
Donors have already contributed $2,800 to purchase rice, beans, and dried vegetables from Kids Against Hunger, which will deliver the supplies and instruct volunteers packing 10,000 meals.
The meals will be sent to developing countries and areas in need in the United States. For more information, check firstcongregationalchurch.org or womanslife.org.
Clarkston Area Lions Club volunteers host Project Kidsight, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., at Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road.
Project Kidsight is a free vision screening program for children over five months old that local Lions Club volunteers conduct throughout the year. They take photos of the child's eyes to check for potential vision problems. Results are immediate and a report is provided at the screening.
Early vision screening can provide significant long term benefits for children. Vision problems are prevalent in 25% of all school children in the U.S. Some problems that can permanently affect vision are best treated at an early age. By the time children enter school the treatment may not be as effective and can be more costly.
For more information, call 248-625-2212 or check www.clarkstonlions.org.