Summit resident and Morristown-Beard student Will Taggart and Westfield resident and Oberlin College student Nick Canavan rocked hard to raise money for New Eyes for the Needy. All funds go towards the purchase of new eyeglasses for poor children n the United States. Credits: Brotography Photography
Kids Rock for New Eyes
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 • 2:10pm
The final tally is in and the Kids Rock for Vision concert was another big hit for New Eyes for the Needy. The May concert, held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Summit, raised over $8,000 through ticket sales and donations for the Short Hills based nonprofit organization. The student musicians performed great classic and original rock music to benefit disadvantaged children in the United States who need prescription eyeglasses.
Since the inception of the concert four years ago, Kids Rock has donated over $30,000 to New Eyes to purchase new glasses for children. With the money raised by these dedicated young musicians, 680 disadvantaged children in the United States now have access to better vision through new prescription eyeglasses. Special thanks for this year’s success goes to students Will Taggart , Andrew McGann and George Psichos, all of Summit, for their time and energy in organizing the concert and to School of Rock Chatham for their fourth year of generous sponsorship.
Since 1932, New Eyes has improved the vision of over 7.5 million poor people through its US new glasses voucher program and its overseas used glasses recycling program.