Throughout the NHL season, Innovative partners with the Minnesota Wild to recognize an organization in the community as a MN Wild Charity of the Month. This program provides opportunities and exposure to important charities that would otherwise not receive! From exposure on the Wild website, to a video that get’s played in arena during a game, the program is quite the GOAL for charities throughout our community.
About Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation
The foundation began in 1959, when a Minnesota Lions club member demonstrated to his fellow Lions the great need for an eye bank in the state. Minnesota Lions unanimously supported an eye bank resolution at their annual meeting in June 1960, and the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank was born. Since then, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank has helped make possible more than 30,000 corneal transplants and is on of the largest providers of eye tissue for research and education in the United States.
But the eye bank was just the beginnings of many successful endeavors championed by the Vision Foundation. One of the most heartwarming is the Lions Children’s Eye Clinic.
Founded in 1968, the Children’s Eye Clinic is a partnership between the Minnesota Lions and the University of Minnesota. Pediatric patients with the most serious and complicated eye conditions are seen at the Lions Children’s Eye Clinic. From infants born with cataracts or cloudy corneas to children with a lazy or crossed eyes to babies, kids, and young adults suffering from ocular cancer, the eye doctors at the Lions Children’s Eye Clinic offer compassionate and expert care. The Lions Children’s Eye Clinic is one of the largest and best-staffed clinics of its kind in the country, treating more than 8,000 kids each year.
Innovative Office Solutions wants to give a big thank you to the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation on all the great work they are doing! Congratulations on being selected as the 2017 December Charity of the Month!