Davis Vision, N.Y. Jets Wives to Serve Early Thanksgiving Dinner to People in Need

Thursday, November 15, 2007 General News J E 4
PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Nov. 14 On Thursday, Nov. 15, DavisVision and members of the New York Jets Women's Organization (JWO) are joiningforces to bring an early Thanksgiving meal to 400 people in need. The meal wassponsored by the Interfaith Nutrition Network (the INN), a nonprofit,volunteer-based organization on Long Island, NY, which addresses the problemsof hunger and homelessness.

"For many years, Davis Vision has been partnering with the INN by donatingclothing for the cold months and sponsoring a food drive for Thanksgiving,"said Laura Dyer, Davis Vision assistant vice president, Strategic Events andCommunity Relations. "Davis Vision believes it is important to supportcommunities where we work and do business, and this project demonstrates ourcommitment to this organization."

"Each year's event is so successful that we felt it was important tocontinue the tradition again this year," said Julie Mangini, wife of Jets headcoach, Eric Mangini. "Without the support of community-minded organizationslike Davis Vision, the JWO would not be able to do as many wonderfulcharitable events like this."

Over 15 members of the Jets Women's Organization are expected toparticipate in serving the homeless shelter's meal.

About Davis Vision

Davis Vision currently serves nearly 50 million members nationally and wasthe first vision care preferred provider organization to receive accreditationfrom the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO). Its provider network-credentialing program has been certified by theNCQA.

The company administers vision and eyeglass services through an extensivenetwork of over 30,000 participating providers, which includeophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and many of the nation's premierretail centers.

Davis Vision is based in Plainview, New York. For more information aboutDavis Vision, visit

About the INN

The not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization was founded to "feed thehungry in safe, clean, caring environments, with no questions asked." Othergoals of the organization are to provide emergency and transitional shelterfor the homeless in dignified, homelike atmospheres, to explore the ways andmeans to establish long-term shelters and permanent, low-cost housing and toeducate the public about the extent of hunger and homeless and their needs.

The organization operates on the premise that "each of us has a duty toaddress the causes of poverty and injustice and to empower every human beingto full participation in the community."

About the JWO

The Jets Women's Organization is comprised of the wives, fiancees andsignificant others of New York Jets players, coaches and select footballsupport staff members. Founded in 2001, their mission is to build goodwill inthe Tri-State community through active volunteer participation.

SOURCE Davis Vision


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