May 13, 2019
National Sunglasses Day with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club
Spreading the Message of UV Protection to 500 Kids in our Local Community
Legacy Logistics will be celebrating National Sunglasses Day with our local Olivet Boys and Girls Club. National Sunglasses Day, held each year on June 27th, was developed by the Vision Council to educate the public on the risks of UV rays and promote the importance of wearing protective sun wear and eyewear. In June and July, Legacy will be visiting multiple Olivet locations in the Reading, PA area to spread the message of UV protection to the youth of our community.
Why focus on children? According to the World Health Organization, children’s eyes are highly sensitive to UV absorption. In fact, 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV will occur before the age of 18. Children tend to spend more time outside than most adults and need protection to minimize the risk of eye-related problems in the future.
At Legacy, we understand these facts and are thrilled for the opportunity to support our local community. The events will include education from the Berks County Vision Resource Center, care packages for Olivet campers (consisting of sunglasses from ICU Eyewear and treats from Unique Pretzels), a photo booth, and an ice cream truck to help kick off summer camp.
We will serve about 100 kids per location, ranging in age from 5-14 years old. We will hold this event at 5 different locations over June and July. Education will reach approximately 500 Olivet boys and girls.
During these events, our goal is to create a fun atmosphere while spreading the message of sun safety. If one child uses sunscreen or sunglasses because of the message delivered, we will consider the events successful. As an active logistics service provider to the vision industry and a member of the Vision Council, we are grateful for the opportunity to share National Sunglasses Day with our local community.