ClearVision’s Brenda Litzky with Long Island Cares’ Special Events Manager, Robin Goldberg

ClearVision Optical, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the optical industry, makes it a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of others. As a company and as a group of dedicated employees, ClearVision’s philanthropic nature is the very heart of its business.

On September 27, 2010, ClearVision’s Director of Vendor & Community Relations, Brenda Litzky, presented Robin Goldberg of Long Island Cares, Long Island’s First Food Bank and one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger action organizations, with an $811 check – 100% of the proceeds from ClearVision’s summer Employee Garage Sale/Bake Sale.

Held on August 20th, ClearVision hosted the first annual Employee Garage Sale/Bake Sale at its Hauppauge headquarters.  Employees were asked to check their attic, basement and garage for items.  Some donated personal belongings and others donated their time by working a shift at the lunch hour event. Tables were set up in front of the building where handbags, clothing, designer sunglasses, house wares and more were displayed for purchase.  Food and refreshments were available as well as free balloon animals and free face painting, courtesy of two ClearVision employees. A local massage therapist was even on hand for mini-massages in exchange for a small charitable contribution.

$811 dollars was raised from garage sale shopping employees and local passerbys in just a few short hours.  100% of the proceeds were donated to Long Island Cares.

In 2009, ClearVision founded “ClearVision Cares,” an internal team of dedicated employees who meet regularly to create new and innovative ways to give back both locally and nationally. ClearVision Cares headed up the Employee Garage Sale/Bake Sale efforts.

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