EYECARE: Eye Health EyeCare4Kids Notes 2021 Achievements as Organization 'Solidifies' Itself as a Top Eyecare Services Non-Profit Group By Staff Monday, January 3, 2022 12:18 AM MIDVALE, Utah—EyeCare4Kids, an organization that specializes in helping underprivileged children and families receive professional eyecare services and eyeglasses, said it saw substantial growth in the number of those served and an expansion of overall services and exam space in 2021, a year that many thought might be another Covid-filled, disappointing year. “2021 has been a miracle and exceptional year for EyeCare4Kids,” president and founder Joseph Carbone said in an announcement. He added, "We simply cannot thank enough, those who have stepped forward with donations of time, money and other resources to help us grow this incredible organization. We are committed to growing both our domestic and international operations, with the hopes of helping one-million children by 2025, and then, expand to helping one-million people every single year around the world."According to its announcement, in 2021 EyeCare4Kids achieved: • Celebrated 20 years as a domestic 501(C)3 organization, with nine U.S. clinics. • Passed the major milestone of more than 400,000 people (mostly children) helped. • Visited Mali, Africa, and is in talks to expand services in Mali, Kenya, and Rwanda. • Established its digital eyecare initiative, SightTheWorld to take digital clinical services around the globe. • Expanded its U.S. headquarters here in Midvale, Utah to help an additional 20,000 every year in the state. • Officially opened a new clinic in Glendale, Ariz. In early 2022, EyeCare4Kids said it expects to receive NGO status, which will facilitate its worldwide initiatives. EyeCare4Kids, a registered 501(c)3 organization, is governed by a board of directors, and its goal is to assist underprivileged children and families to gain professional eyecare services, including screenings, prescriptions, and eyeglasses.