This Holiday Season, The Eye Care Institute had the opportunity to help our community in two special ways. In the first situation, WDJX radio DJ’s Peter B and Kelly K had a Thanksgiving food program where they delivered fully cooked Thanksgiving meals to deserving families. In one particularly sad case, a senior citizen, about 85 years old, who works full time in a day care center to try to make ends meet, was promised the turkey dinner. This fine lady has no living relatives, is diabetic, often has to skip meals due to lack of money, lives in an extremely shabby rental house, and was behind on her rent. Peter B attempted to deliver the turkey dinner to her while she was at work. A neighbor took the food from Peter B, but never gave it to this deserving senior citizen. So, to make things right for this lady, The Eye Care Institute paid off her overdue rent, and paid her current rent through December 31st. Also, Mark Prussian, CEO of The Eye Care Institute, met Peter B at this lady’s home to deliver to the lady, on behalf of The Eye Care Institute, a $250 Kroger gift card so that she may buy the food she needs to help her eat properly and maintain appropriate blood sugar levels, during the Holiday season. Christmas PresentsIn the second situation, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program still had over 2,000 unclaimed Angels as of December 11th. When one takes an Angel from the tree , they are supposed to buy the recipient , a child whose name appears on the Angel, clothing and toys, valued at about $50. The names of the people on the Angels are those whose home or family situations are such that there would be absolutely no form of any Christmas gifts without the help of the Angel Tree. Because so many Angels were left over at the end of this year’s program, The Eye Care Institute has donated $1,000 to the Angel Tree Program. The donation from The Eye Care Institute will provide Christmas presents for 20 needy children.