03/19/2010

WVU Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program to hold fundraiser

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP) will hold a fundraiser from noon-2 p.m. this Saturday, March 20, at the WOW Factory. Anyone can come by and pay to paint pottery or make a mosaic throughout the day with proceeds going to the CVRP. 

The WVU Eye Institute established CVRP in 1996 to respond to the needs of school age, visually impaired children, teachers, parents and related professionals in West Virginia. When teachers, parents or administrators need assistance for a child, the West Virginia Department of Education refers them to CVRP. Program staff include a pediatric ophthalmologist, an optometrist and an occupational therapist.

Several of the children helped by the program will be at the WOW Factory event.

CVRP evaluates more than 100 children per year throughout the state of West Virginia. The program continues to expand, offering new projects based on the needs of the students.

The WOW Factory, a “make it and take it” craft store, is located at 3453 University Avenue in Star City.

For more information on CVRP, see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/eye/ChildVisionRehab.aspx.

Photo caption: Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program staff and participants make pottery together.
 

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For more information:
Kim Fetty, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
fettyki@wvuh.com
kf: 03-17-10

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