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Contact: Sheila Haile
Hauppauge, NY – August 2012 – Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical recently participated in Camp Day at Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center’s Camp Kehilla as part of the internship program’s philanthropic outreach.
For the 3rd consecutive year, ClearVision’s summer interns participated in this day of fun and festivities. Camp Kehilla, located at the Henry Kaufman campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, NY, provides social/recreational camping activities for high functioning children and teens with special needs and disorders, and other developmental disabilities.
“We find that Camp Kehilla is the highlight for many of our summer interns,” said Jennifer Trakhtenberg, ClearVision’s Senior Talent Leader. “They’re able to take the skills they learn in the office, such as flexibility, creativity, and leadership, and use them to mentor the younger generation. The day also exemplifies the CV Way – having a positive impact on our community and making each day better for someone else. We were thrilled to return to Camp Kehilla again this summer.”
The interns prepared and facilitated all of the activities for the young campers, which included a water balloon toss, a mummy wrap, relay race games, and bubbles galore.
A considerable part of ClearVision’s year-round intern program is to support the company’s philanthropic outreach. Initiatives include volunteering for ClearVision’s annual Healthy Snack Sale and Employee Garage Sale, which have helped raise over $1,100 for The / Long Island Cares, Inc., this year. Interns also created a food basket that was donated to LI Cares during the Thanksgiving season.
For more information on ClearVision’s unique internship program, please visit www.cvoptical.com or visit us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/clearvisionoptical.
About Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center’s Camp Kehilla
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center’s Camp Kehilla is a day camp program for special needs children and teens. Located at Henry Kaufman campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, NY, the camp provides social/recreational camping activities for high functioning children/teens with special needs, including but not limited to those with: autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders, ADHD, emotional/behavioral disorders, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1949, ClearVisionOptical is an award-winning leader in the optical industry, designing and distributing eyewear and sunwear for top brands, such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Ocean Pacific, Jessica McClintock and Fisher-Price®. ClearVision’s house brands include ClearVision Collection, Junction City and Digit. A privately held company, ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and has more than 250 associates throughout the U.S. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries around the globe.
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