Local Businesses and Charities Help 100 Children
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — We all want to see children get the best start possible for the coming school year. That¹s why the owners of ClearGrafx Printing and Events, Etc…, took time from their own agendas, to assist school children through the not-for-profit Light of the World Clinic – The only free, privately supported medical clinic in Broward County.
Volunteers from Events, Etc…, with help from ClearGrafx Printing and the Prestige Club of Broward, collected items to fill more than 100 backpacks with school supplies for students who came to the clinic for back-to-school check-ups. Each child examined received a backpack filled with goodies.
“It means everything to the children who received these backpacks full of all the supplies they need for their classrooms,” boasted Sandra Lozano-Barry, Executive Director of the clinic. “The families of many of these kids have no way to afford the school supplies they need, but now 100 children can be proud to go to school knowing they are fully prepared.
The backpacks, themselves, were supplied by Publix and were filled with many of the necessities for back-to-school. Events, Etc…, ClearGrafx and the Prestige Club donated such items as pencils, notebook paper, composition books, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, crayons and folders.
The Light of the World Clinic was founded by the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez, in 1989, to fill a void in the Broward community. Its primary goal is to provide free basic healthcare and medicines to those who can least afford it. The Clinic serves more than 12,000 men, women and children a year. Volunteer
physicians, nurses and medical students donate their time and resources, and millions of dollars are saved for taxpayers by this humanitarian effort. The Clinic receives no funding from the public healthcare system and relies on personal donations, special events and grants to continue its bountiful spirit of dedication to the less fortunate in our community. More information about the clinic and its work can be found at www.FlaFreeClinic.org.
Harold Jarvis, owner of ClearGrafx Printing said, “I came last year to help deliver the backpacks. When I saw how appreciative the kids were, I was hooked. I’ve looked forward to this all year.” ClearGrafx Printing, Inc. is a family-owned and operated full-service printing company established in 2000. Located in Davie, Florida, ClearGrafx is a member of the Printing Association of Florida and of the Printing Industries of America.
Beth Jarvis, President of Events, Etc…said, “This is the sixth year I have been involved with the LOTW Clinic’s backpack give-away. It’s always wonderful to see the looks on the children’s faces when they realize they have all the tools they need to start a new school year on the right foot.” Events, Etc… is a local event production company, specializing in producing fundraising events for area not-for-profits. For more information, visit their website at www.EventsEtcFla.com.