Richmond Eye Screening


2014 Eye Screening 




Volunteer :

During the week, there are many ways to volunteer, from general volunteers to optometry professionals. Jobs in the past have included working as greeters, as guides to help people along, helping with eye tests, working in the prayer tent, preparing/serving lunch and more. 

There is also a need for volunteers to help set up on Saturday, July 19th from 8am-5pm.  All are welcomed to volunteer, even if you can only help for a part of the day.

Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

About Richmond :

Richmond has a population of approximately 103,000 people.  
•It is approximately 40% latino, 27% African American, 20% white, and 14% Asian. 
•Most of the neighborhoods in Richmond are both multi-ethnic and multi-economic.  However, there are some neighborhoods that have fewer resources and opportunities.
•Here is an excerpt from a recent email about poverty/homelessness in Richmond...
“Richmond, in the less wealthy West County area of Contra Costa County, has three times the population of Martinez, the county seat. But Richmond also has twice the proportion of people below the official U.S. poverty level and three times the proportion of people of color. The home ownership rate in Richmond is nearly 20% less than Martinez and the proportion of residents with higher education is significantly less. County data indicate that nearly 60% of Contra Costa's homeless people live in the West County area, from which we can estimate that Richmond alone has more than 1,200 who are homeless ‘on any given night.’ That's roughly 1% of Richmond's total population. One resident in 100 is homeless. So it takes ‘guts and brains’ for a city like Richmond to take on homelessness.”

A Letter from the Leaders :

    Pathway has had the honor of serving at free community eye screenings for the past 4 years, alongside Christian Layman Church (CLC) and World Impact.  This year, CLC has partnered with Living Hope Neighborhood Church (LHNC) in Richmond to provide free Eye Screenings for the community and help LHNC build relationships with the community they serve. 
    Many people in this community do not have affordable access to eye care and eyeglasses. Our free eye screenings and eyeglasses can help those who suffer from poor vision and/or eye diseases. You can make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering one or more days this summer.
    We were blessed with many volunteers in the past years and we hope to be as blessed this year. Volunteers are needed to greet patients, operate eye exam equipment, escort patients, and pray with people. Volunteer Optometrists and Optometry Students are especially needed. 
    Please consider helping this year. Early sign ups are strongly encouraged. Minimum volunteer age is high school.
    Thank you for considering this opportunity to help. Please send this page to your friends, family, and colleagues who are optometry professionals for their participation. 

    With Peace and Love,
Pathway Community Church,
Christian Layman Church, and
Living Hope Neighborhood Church

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