This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed May 25, 2007.
Eye care programs
Croc Festival. In 2003, the Group started collaborating with Croc Festival, a series of events organized every year by Indigenous Festivals of Australia. Croc Festival events take place in various communities in Australia and bring together young people to learn about health, education, careers, art, entertainment, culture and sports. The objective is to enable young people in remote rural areas to take part in workshops and other activities that will stimulate them to live healthier lives and help them in their schooling choices. As a partner in these events, Community I-Care selects and gives full eye exams to the participating students. Eyeglasses with new frames and prescriptions are distributed free of charge to those who need them.
Salvation Army. Cooperation with the Salvation Army started in mid-2005 with the establishment of a new program developed by Community I-Care and implemented for the first time in Australia. The programs aim, as expressed in its statement of intent, is to help people in Australia who cannot afford or do not have access to eye care. Thanks to the range of the Salvation Armys operations, the program has been successful in supplying eye care and glasses to Australians in the most diverse places.
Pika Wiya. Eyecare for Aborigines is one of the Croc Festivals programs declared aims. In Port Augusta, this project is carried forward in collaboration with the Southern Australian Aboriginal Health Service. Community I-Care is a partner in this program, guaranteeing care in the form of regular eye exams and supplying eyeglasses. The Groups optometrists and suppliers participate in five trips per year to support the current program.