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Lauderbach Elementary Students Receive the Gift of a Better Vision

ORGANIZATION: Vison to Learn at Lauderbach Elementary School


In partnership with Vision to Learn, Panda hosted its first Vision to Learn x Panda Cares Event for students at Lauderbach Elementary School in Chula Vista, CA. 96 students received a brand-new pair of Warby Parker eyeglasses, three new Scholastic books, Panda branded pencil kits and bags as well as a hot Panda Express meal.

Our Chula Vista store operations team along with our prized Panda mascot volunteered their time to provide a memorable and exciting experience for children in their local community. The students were not only ecstatic to receive their stylish new eyeglasses but had a sense of relief in being able to see the world around them a little clearer.

Thanks to the Panda Cares Foundation’s support, Vision to Learn can provide vision screenings, eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities at no cost to their families. The financial backing for this initiative is made possible through the generosity of our associates and guests via our in-store donation program.

“It was an amazing experience to be part of. Seeing the great work Panda does motivates me to do my part in our community and help make a difference” – Kimberly Higuera, Shift Lead, Panda Express

To learn more about Vison to Learn, visit




The mission of Panda Cares is to bring hope to children in need
by providing them with the building blocks of health and education
to inspire brighter futures.

Dr. Peggy Cherng, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.