Pacific Eye Donates $10,000 to Local Non-Profits

December 4, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA December 3, 2014—Pacific Eye celebrated its 10-year anniversary with $10,000 in total contributions to local non-profit organizations this week as a result of the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. Thousands of supporters from around the Central Coast participated in the contest throughout October and November. Community members cast over 15,000 votes with the top-three organizations securing the largest donations.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Luis Obispo (CASA) secured the $5,000 first-place donation in the contest with 5,382 votes. The organization advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system with the goal of ensuring that each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

With Pacific Eye’s donation, CASA intends to recruit, train, and supervise more volunteers who will be able to advocate for this vulnerable population.

The Food Bank Coalition of SLO County followed closely in second with 5,297 votes in the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge, garnering them a $2,250 donation. Since 1989, this organization has become the only countywide source of nutritious food for people in need thanks to its partnerships with more than 200 community groups and agencies. This year the award will be earmarked for their children’s programs and will provide thousands of pounds of food for children in need, or roughly 7,000 nutritious meals.

Tying up the third-place donation of $1,000, with 1,632 votes was the Woods Humane Society. Since 1955, Woods Humane Society has protected and sheltered homeless companion animals with the aim of placing them into loving environments. In addition to pet adoption, Woods offers obedience classes, education programs, and summer camps for hundreds of people of all ages every year.

The remaining seven organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County, the Noor Foundation, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Stoked 2 Surf, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, Transitions Mental Health Association, and the Women’s Shelter of SLO County will each receive a $250 donation.

The eligible organizations were selected from dozens of worthy non-profits nominated by community members earlier this year. The eye care practice’s annual contest was designed to highlight the outstanding organizations that make positive change visible on the Central Coast. 2014 marks the third year that the contest has been held.

For more information, visit Pacific Eye’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/PacEyeMD or email adumong@paceyemd.com.

Pacific Eye- Since 2004, Pacific Eye has delivered the highest quality comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast. Their team includes 11 doctors serving locations in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria and Lompoc with services including LASIK procedures, state-of-the-art cataract surgery, glaucoma care, glasses and contacts, routine eye exams as well as cosmetic procedures including Latisse, Botox and eyelid surgery. The doctors of Pacific Eye are committed to advancing the field of opthamology through active involvement in clinical research trials. Beyond eye care, Pacific Eye has had a passion for community involvement and engagement with the organizations that make the Central Coast a great home. For more information, go to www.PacEyeMD.com

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