On Wednesday, June 12th, The Kent Companies presented the Helen Keller Foundation with a check for $80,000. The donation comes from a company-wide collection campaign where guests donated to the charity at one of the Kent Kwik Convenience Stores or Avis Lube Fast Oil Change Center locations. The Kent Companies then matched the guest donations dollar for dollar. All of the funds will go towards fighting to prevent preventable blindness. “I strongly believe in giving back to the communities that support our businesses every day.” said Bill Kent, owner and chairman.
Based on the legacy of Helen Keller, the Foundation strives to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education. The Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating sight, speech and hearing research with the greater biomedical research community, creating and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of
investigators and institutions.