CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support cornea tissue recovery, preparation and placement for sight-saving transplants in New Jersey. This grant will ensure that local cornea donors and their families are able to give the gift of sight to people in need of cornea transplants or contribute to critical eye and vision research.
“Eversight’s community partners play a vital role in supporting our work to bring sight to those in need,” said Diane Hollingsworth, Eversight president/CEO. “We are grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for their generous dedication to our mission and look forward to continuing to work together to support New Jerseyans.”
In 2021, Eversight worked with the families of 726 New Jersey residents who gave the gift of sight as eye tissue donors for cornea transplantation, vision research and clinical education. That same year, Eversight provided tissues for transplant that restored sight to 410 New Jersey residents.
“We are pleased to help further valuable initiatives put forth by local organizations who are working every day to strengthen the lives of residents in our communities,” said Samantha Plotino, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “We will continue to provide support to these important organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve.”
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 with the intent of supporting not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide valuable services to the communities served by Provident Bank.
Visit eversightvision.org/give to join The Provident Bank Foundation in helping to make possible Eversight’s life-changing work. To learn more about Eversight’s overall impact in 2021, please visit eversightvision.org/2021impact.
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.
About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation, established by Provident Bank, aims continuously to search for and support organizations focusing on the enhancement of community enrichment, education and health, youth, and families. The Foundation serves this purpose by supporting not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in proud communities served by the Bank. Dedicated since 2003, the Foundation has granted more than $28 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward strengthening our better and brighter communities. For more information, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.
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