CLARK, N.J. Jan. 27, 2021 —Eversight is pleased to recognize the KearnyBank Foundation for providing a $10,000 grant to help ensure that New Jersey residents coping with corneal blindness receive the sight-restoring transplants they need.
The KearnyBank Foundation is dedicated to delivering meaningful support to the organizations that make communities better. This includes grants for important work to help the disadvantaged, such as individuals unable to work or live independently due to failing vision and blindness.
The Foundation’s grant directly supports Eversight’s uninterrupted operations as New Jersey’s sole eye bank providing donated eye tissues for corneal transplants. This includes Eversight’s charitable support to help 100 percent of low-income patients in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union counties receive transplants they otherwise cannot afford.
“Imagine what life would be like if you couldn't see, being unable to see your loved one’ faces or appreciate a sunny day,” said Jennifer Rosenblatt, Eversight Philanthropy Director. “This is reality for hundreds of people in New Jersey.
“The KearnyBank Foundation has compassionately provided these individuals with a brighter future, through its support for Eversight and our work to restore sight and prevent blindness in New Jersey. On behalf of these patients, we are truly grateful for the Foundation and its shared commitment to the communities we serve.”
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.
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