Fruit of the Loom, El Salvador, Supports Eye Health for Children and Local Community Members
Fruit of the Loom, El Salvador, recently launched several campaigns to benefit the health of their local employees, their families, and citizens of the community. The first event, held on Oct. 27, was donned as a "Day of Eye Care" at the local Las Arboledas elementary school, sponsored by Fruit of the Loom El Salvador's Santa Ana plant. Forty-two children benefitted from this activiy, including education on eye health, free eye exams and free pairs of prescription eye glasses.
"The eye glasses will be of great benefit in their learning," said David Quinonez, Principal of Las Arboledas Elementary School in El Salvador. "They will now be able to copy their lessons, read, understand and interpret their readings, and greatly improve their entire academic performance in general; this will allow them to achieve better grades and improve their quality of life at school and at home. It will also help to improve their overall self-esteem and confidence in their abilities."
The second event, a Children's Health Fair, was also conducted on Oct. 27 and directly benefitted the children and relatives of Fruit of the Loom, El Salvador, employees. Fifty pairs of prescription eye glasses - courtesy of ASPROSAL, a local optometrist - were delivered by El Salvador representatives to employees and their families.
On Nov. 14, a second Children's Health Fair will be held, with twenty-five additional pairs of prescription eye glasses to be delivered to employees' children and relatives in need. Overall, Fruit of the Loom, El Salvador's recent eye health campaign initiatives have benefitted a total of 117 children, teens and relatives in need of eye glasses. Click here to read more.