The KEX Kids Fund is a non-profit organization established to provide students with free comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses and/or hearing aids. For over 20 years, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has collaborated with the 1190 AM radio station’s KEX Kids Fund by providing administrative support. The hearing program is handled separately by the Education Service Districts within the KEX Kids Fund coverage/listening area including 15 counties in NW Oregon and SW Washington.
Many students’ families lack vision insurance and the money for basic eye care, including providing eyeglasses for their children. For children in need of hearing care, including hearing aids, the costs for these services can be more than the families can afford. KEX 1190 AM radio created the KEX Kids Fund to address the vital needs for vision and hearing care for vulnerable young students.
For more information regarding the KEX Kids Fund, please call the OLSHF at 503-413-7399 or e-mail your contact information and request to Info@OLSHF.org.