Orion to donate eclipse glasses to Mid-South students

Orion to donate eclipse glasses to Mid-South students

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Orion Federal Credit Union is helping kids watch the upcoming solar eclipse in Memphis.

The Memphis-based credit union will donate 10,000 glasses to 13 schools in the Mid-South.

The glasses are made by American Paper Optics in Bartlett, designed for the upcoming eclipse on August 21.

"I remember experiencing the last solar eclipse 26 years ago. I kept my viewing glasses for years," said Jason Lee, CFO, Orion Federal Credit Union. "Orion believes providing these glasses for students will allow them an educational experience of a lifetime."

The eclipse is expected to cover 94 percent of the sun over Memphis. Click here to learn more about the eclipse being called the Great American Eclipse and where you can best view it.

The schools that will receive glasses are:

  • Delano Elementary School
  • Downtown Elementary
  • Idlewild Elementary
  • Kate Bond Elementary
  • American Way Middle, Cordova Middle
  • Germantown Middle
  • Havenview Middle
  • White Station Middle
  • Collierville Elementary
  • Cromwell Elementary
  • Grizzlies Prep
  • Soulsville Charter

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