Grant recipients- 2023
The Florida Lions Eye Clinic located in downtown Bonita Springs offers free eye care to patients in Florida who are underserved, do not have medical insurance, and meet the qualifying guidelines. All families, children and adults with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are qualified to receive services. They have doctors who volunteer their time but often must pay for their services, especially specialists.
In 2023, the Florida Lions Eye Clinic will provide over 2,500 eye exams, over 200 pairs of glasses, 125 eye surgeries and $1,000,000 in services, free of charge to patients!!
The Vasari Cares Foundation in partnership with Mercedes Benz of Bonita Springs has supported the Golisano Children’s Hospital through its annual Vasari Cares Mercedes Golf Classic. Since 2018 more than $88,000 has been awarded to the hospital known for providing vital and lifesaving care for children throughout Southwest Florida.
The Vasari Cares Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to The Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is a Five Star accredited institution that has been delivering exemplary early childhood education programs that focus on research-based educational programs for over 61 years. “We are incredibly grateful to the Vasari Cares Foundation for their support of our mission” said Jessica Campbell, Executive Director of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. “This generous grant will enable us to continue offering tuition assistance to low-income working families, ensuring that children have access to a high-quality early childhood education regardless of their socio-economic background. Additionally, the funds will be used to purchase operational materials, books, and classroom supplies that are essential for creating engaging and enriching learning experiences for the children.”