Irlen® Ambassadors CharitableTrust Fund
Irlen® Ambassadors is a non profit group, working with the North Valley Community Foundation.
Irlen® Ambassadors are passionate about Irlen® and dedicated to spreading Irlen® awareness, and also raising funds to help pay lab fees for
low income clients.
Although this remedy is used in a number of countries around the world, there are still many schools and associations in the northern California area unaware of the potential to help their students or clients who are
struggling with symptoms related to Irlen® syndrome. Irlen® Syndrome
not a problem with the eyes. It is a visual processing disorder that affects 12-14% of individuals across all age and ability groups.
Irlen® color tinted lenses or spectral Filters, is a non-invasive drug-free solution to such
symptoms as; learning problems, struggling to read clearly, headaches & migraines, focusing problems, light sensitivity, brain injuries, behavior issues, and eye fatigue. Almost 50% of those with reading or
learning problems have Irlen® syndrome.
The problems can affect reading, copying, math, and general academic performance as well as attention and
These problems tend to manifest themselves in such ways
as underachievement, general learning difficulties, and attention
Special education, general, and gifted students can all be helped by
wearing IRLEN® SPECTRAL FILTERS
The Irlen® color overlays and spectral filters are a drug free way to improve the brain’s
ability to process visual information by using a personalized
color tint to relieve symptoms such as visual distortions and eye
Irlen® Ambassadors are dedicated to spreading awareness of Irlen® syndrome
and to raising funds to help low-income individuals pay for the cost of lab fees for spectral filters . There is also a low income rate for the cost of the 2-3 hours of of testing to obtain the perfect color combination.
For more information about our organization and cause, please visit our facebook page Irlen Visions.
And for more information about Irlen® syndrome and its symptoms please visit
Apply for awards from Susan Hughes facilitator 891-4783.
Or send your donation to North Valley Community Foundation, attention Irlen® Ambassadors Charitable Trust Fund. 240 Main St #260 Chico CA 95928
You always are welcome to join our worthy group. We meet once a month on Sundays from 4-6. Call the chair for times and directions.
Fundraising so far has been;
In Springtime we can come and help set up a school readathon at your school. All money earned will give scholarships to children from the
The Readathon involves 2 half hour assemblies and most of the reading is done at home. We can give your school a complete package, with ideas
and all needed forms, to help you with this. Last spring we worked with a small charter school, and in two weeks raised enough money to put
6 more students in glasses.
2.Friends of Irlen® Ambassadors fundraising drive
Inlate summer/early fall ready for International Irlen® Awareness week , we have a fundraising drive called the 'Friends of Irlen® Ambassadors', . All money, after expenses,
donated during this time goes to Irlen® scholarships to pay lab fees .
3 Roll, Ride & Spin
In Fall 2015 We had our family fundraiser in the park, Roll Ride and Spin.
Gain us both awareness and earning needed funds
This was a joyful event for the whole family. A colorful ride for a colorful cause.
4 Breakfast, Books and Bargains
Each year in Spring we have held a large yard sale where we serve tamales and other breakfast items and also plants from our garden .
5 The Parade of Lights. 2017 was the first time we were involved in the Parade of Lights in downtown Chico. 17 Irlen® wearers participated
dressed in purple with twinkly lights and banners pulling a flotilla of Costco wagons
6 Music at Scotty's.
Each summer we have a fun event at Scotty's restaurant by the River. We have musicians and a silent auction
We often have booths at local events and festivals,offering mini screeneings and spreading awareness as much as we can.
8 Mothers day Plant sale
The last three years we have held well attended Mothers Day plant sales. We also offer small gifts and jewelry.
9 Friends of Irlen® Ambassadors charitable fund drive in September and October we hold a fund drive, sending out letters to many friends
and lenses wearers.
10 Week of Giving
During December we partipate in the Week of Giving
11 Mary's Memorial After Susan's mother died in December of 2016 Many remembered her with a donation instead of flowers.
12 Take over restaurant or Barnes and Noble fundraiser
We occasionally gather amny people at a local retaurant or book store and recieve a percent .
All profits go to fund awards for lab fees for Irlen® lenses for low income adults and children.
By December 2022 we have given out more than 350 scholarships . We see a great need and hope to continue to fund those who need
this support in their life but without sufficient income to make it happen. The last 3 years we have given around 60 scharships a year.
Irlen® lenses can change lives, as they help with; learning problems, Dyslexia, ADD/HD, Headaches , Migraines & Brain injuries.
They are a non-invasive, drug free solution.
891-4783 Susan Hughes Facilitator Irlen® Ambassador