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Von Miller Named Week 17 NFLPA Community MVP
Friday, January 5, 2018

In the spirit of the giving season, Von Miller donated 2,013 eyeglass frames to the Anchor Center for Blind Children, a Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing early intervention and education to children 0-5 years old who are blind or visually impaired, in late December 2017. Due to his generous work of donating the eyeglass frames to the Anchor Center for Blind Children, Von was named Week 17 NFLPA Community MVP. In honor of Von being this week's NFLPA Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to his foundation. He will also be eligible for this year’s Byron Whizzer White Award, an award of the highest honor from the NFLPA.   

The donation to the Anchor Center for Blind Children comes after Von was presented with the Denver Broncos’ Community Impact Award in early December for his significant impact that Von’s Vision has had on Denver kids. Von’s prominent engagement in his foundation and his efforts have allowed him to use his platform to promote a worthy, important and personal cause and thus, has made him a deserving winner to be named NFLPA Community MVP.   As a personal mission to provide eyewear and eye care to kids in need, Von’s commitment to his foundation, Von’s Vision, has allowed him to find a way to help kids see a brighter future and ultimately, he has awareness of how he can be a reason of change in his community by providing realistic ways to help kids who may not have the resources to receive vision treatment.  

“Anchor Center for Blind Children is blessed to receive this gift of beautiful, designer, corrective eye-wear for our children and the community who will benefit having their own customized glasses they can wear with confidence for years to come” said Savannah Wippel, Director Of Development And Community Relations at the ‎Anchor Center for Blind Children.  

Von’s Vision has two primary community outreach programs – Von’s Vision Day and Von’s Vision All Year Long.   Von’s Vision Day has two part. First, Von’s Vision partners with national and regional eye wear retailers to provide a city-wide vision day for low-income Denver children. Each child received a free screening, and if needed, free eye exams and corrective eye wear. After the prescription glasses have been cut, Von hosts a Reveal Party where children are fitted for their glasses, personally delivered by Von.

Additionally, Von’s Vision All Year, launched in fall of 2017, provides free corrective eye wear to Denver-area children and students all year long.  

In 2017, it was a record year for Von’s Vision as 1,265 kids received frames, lenses and eye exams  for a total value of $632,500 in addition to the donation of 2,013 eyeglass frames to the Anchor Center for Blind Children for a total value $503,250. By the end of 2017, Von’s Vision provided a value of over $2 million dollars of free eye care to more than 5,000 Denver students.



 
 

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IMPACT

According to a 2012 study titled “The Social and Economic Impact of Poor Vision” conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and Essilor, 30% of children experience...

NEED

According to recent data collected by Von’s Vision, 38% of children in the United States need some form of vision correction. Three out of every ten children under six years old...

WHY

As a child, Von remembers times when we went to school without glasses or was made, fun of because of his glasses. Without glasses, it was impossible to see, impossible to...

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