Registration Open for 2024 Beacon Lodge Camp and Bus Transportation

Photos of Clients at the Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge

Registration for the 2024 Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge summer camp has opened and Sights for Hope clients also can reserve transportation. Interested clients should ask their caseworkers about registering for this year’s program – which takes place from July 13-23. Clients also can reserve spaces on a two-way transport bus – provided by Lions clubs […]

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Jasmyn’s Story Underscores Value of Services for Emotional Wellbeing

Sights for Hope client Jasmyn makes a heart symbol with her hands; she is wearing and dark purple shirt and is in front of a light purple backdrop

Jasmyn remembers the heat of the two-ton vehicle rolling over her. She recounts screaming and a driver who did not stop. She recalls wondering if she would be crushed or burnt to death. Jasmyn, who has lived with low vision since developing Glaucoma at the age of 9, has never let circumstances stop her. However, […]

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Sights for Hope to Form New Beginning Braille Course in Lehigh Valley

A person using two hands to read Braille

Sights for Hope is looking to form a new beginner Braille class for its Lehigh Valley clients. Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter, each number, and symbols used in music, mathematics, and science. Named after its 19th century French inventor Louis Braille, Braille is […]

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Sights for Hope and Endowment Earn Platinum Transparency for Fourth Straight Year

A woman looking at Sights for Hope's GuideStar profile on a laptop computer

Sights for Hope and the Sights for Hope Endowment Foundation have earned 2024 platinum seals for transparency from Candid, the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. This is the fourth straight year in which both organizations have earned this distinction. Sights for Hope and its affiliated endowment have earned the highest transparency rating […]

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Sights for Hope Announces its C. Well Sweepstakes Winners for February

C. Well Sweepstakes

Sights for Hope announced the February 2024 winners of its C. Well Sweepstakes on Thursday. The winners are Kelly Baldwin of Bethlehem, PA; James Fenstermaker of Coopersburg, PA; Joseph Kernick of Zionsville, PA; Hilda Mortimer of Coplay, PA; and Gary Posch of Bethlehem, PA. This was Posch’s second win during this sweepstakes period. All C. Well […]

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Analysis Shows Nearly 9,000 Area Pre-K Kids Have Vision Issues that Hinder Learning

Photo of a female pre-kindergarten child wearing a black pair of glasses

Sights for Hope has determined that nearly 9,000 pre-kindergarten children in its communities have undetected visual impairments that keep them from learning to their fullest potentials. To establish that figure, Sights for Hope analyzed a custom data set it received from the United States Census Bureau and data from two years of its pre-kindergarten vision […]

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Sights for Hope Welcomes Ariana Ingstad to its Prevention Services Team

Ariana Ingstad holding a Spot Vision Screener as she performs a screening on a young child

Sights for Hope has welcomed Ariana Ingstad to its team as a Lehigh Valley Prevention Specialist. Ingstad has been a volunteer vision screener for the Prevention Services team for more than a year. Ariana also has been a licensed and practicing optometrist earlier in her career. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern […]

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