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Eclipse glasses handed out to school kids

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Educators have been picking up glasses they reserved at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters on South Lindbergh in Frontenac. Credit: KMOV Educators have been picking up glasses they reserved at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters on South Lindbergh in Frontenac. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Thousands of school kids will have protective eyewear thanks to the St. Louis Eclipse Task Force.

Educators have been picking up glasses they reserved at the St. Louis County Library’s headquarters on South Lindbergh in Frontenac.

Preference was given to schools serving low-income areas. Schools are receiving one pair of glasses per student and staff member at no cost. Mastercard is providing 50,000-80,000 pairs of glasses, with several companies making donations.

The St. Louis Eclipse Task Force is made up of more than 100 organizations including cities, schools, parks, tourism groups and businesses.

The group has handed glasses to more than 500 schools in the St. Louis area.

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