Locally owned business Rainbow Optics is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to help community members in need. “We try to help shore up gaps where they exist for our community members who might be falling
through the cracks,” said Neva Becker, general manager of the company. In recent years, the business has contributed to addressing the needs of ShelterCare’s client base in very tangible ways. In 2012, Rainbow Optics donated 12 vouchers for comprehensive eye tests and eyeglasses for clients in ShelterCare’s programs. A year later, they upped the contribution to 15 vouchers. And in 2014, 18 ShelterCare clients will receive these vouchers. Becker said the company, “exists to serve our community by providing comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, unique and diverse frames from around the world, lenses crafted in our own full-service lab and truly outstanding customer service.” However, when considering the full impact of the company’s actions, they do much more.
“We partner with the White Bird Clinic, The Lions Club, Volunteers in Medicine, school districts, and community outreach programs to offer free or low-cost eye exams and glasses for those who otherwise would be have no choice but to go without proper vision care,” Becker said. “We believe that seeing well is critical to an individual's success.” Soon after getting connected with ShelterCare, the company decided to get involved, Becker said. “We had the opportunity to tour several ShelterCare facilities and were uplifted by the good work and support ShelterCare provides for our community,” she said. “We feel like it's a good partnership and an opportunity for us to help our neighbors in need.”