Established in 1957, LARCS has improved the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Fresno County for more than 50 years.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, LARCS hosted its Spring Fling and Fashion Show at Ft. Washington Country Club. The event included lunch, a country store, fashion show and a special performance by Break the Barriers. Beneficiaries include the ARC Fresno, Special Olympics, Break the Barriers and public educational programs. With more than 300 attendees, the event was in need of a few extra hands and EYE-Q’s staff answered the call.
“We had a strong group that day and it really showed. We appreciate EYE-Q’s staff giving their free time and willingness to lend a helping hand. It truly made the event such a success,” said Sharon Dunn, LARCS committee chair.
EYE-Q staff Danny Santos, Bridget Serrano, Patricia Hindman, Marco Gallardo, Sandy Rodriguez, Kori Garcia and Denise Price kept busy selling store items, helping with the fashion show, passing out appetizers, serving drinks, setting up tables and taking pictures.
“This event was very well done and we had a great time helping out. I was happy to learn more about LARCS and the wonderful people behind the organization. There’s a special place in my heart for this cause and I’m proud to be part of Eye-Q Vision Care, a company that promotes volunteering in the community. I’m looking forward to helping again next year,” said Danny Santos, EYE-Q Cares volunteer.
EYE-Q Cares is a community philanthropy program driven by employees of EYE-Q Vision Care. Led by a committee of 15 employees, EYE-Q Cares has raised more than $100K for nonprofit organizations and charitable causes throughout the Central Valley. Inspired by the far-reaching philanthropic efforts of EYE-Q Vision Care and its team of doctors, EYE-Q Cares enables EYE-Q employees to personally give back to the local community through meaningful projects and volunteerism.