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$8,000 Raised For New Eyes for the Needy

The final tally is in and the Kids Rock for Vision concert was another big hit for the organization.

Student musicians rocked out for a good cause.

Kids Rock for Vision raised over $8,000 for New Eyes for the Needy, a nonprofit organization in Short Hills.

The musicians performed classic rock and original songs to benefit the organization – which provides eyeglasses to low-income children in the United States and recycles donated eyeglasses to others around the world.

Kids Rock for Vision has been performing for four years to help New Eyes for the Needy and in that time has raised $30,000. This year’s concert was held in May at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Summit.

Through the money raised by the concerts, 680 children in the United States can receive new eyeglasses, according to the organization.

The nonprofit group recognized the School of Rock in Chatham for helping sponsor the event and also thanked Summit students Will Taggart, Andrew McGann and George Psichos for organizing and participating in the concert.

Since 1932, New Eyes has improved the vision of over 7.5 million poor people through its US new glasses voucher program and its overseas used glasses recycling program.

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