Community Support

Meet Kono & Pogo, Our Shopkeepers

SunglassesKono, featured in his sunglasses, is a rescue through Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Region(ARMAC) and the most well-balanced dog on the planet! Kono minds the Ocean City shop and goes to work with Chris daily. In the summertime, he is a celebrity at Sunset Marina and can be spotted on the docks with Anthony. He loves meeting new friends and being told how handsome he is.

Pogo is our newest addition he too loves everyone.  You can find Pogo meeting people on the streets in Easton or sometimes he makes his debut in Centreville. You can't miss either of them especially if they are walking together.  The Pino family has been rescuing Akitas for 25 years.

If you have a few extra dollars to donate, ARMAC is in need of funds for vet bills and boarding, collars, crates—you name it; they need your help.please visit the Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic, Inc. (ARMAC) website to support our Cause.

Kono the Rescued Akita with Child

Why Rescue? The Pinos found that rescue dogs are forever grateful despite the unnecessary torment people put them through.

Visit the ARMAC website for additional information. Click on any of the above photos to go directly to their site. You can follow them on Facebook for real-time posts. Donations are needed, spent wisely, and very much appreciated. Stop in one of our shops or  Contact us today to learn more.

Thank you for shopping local! An Optical Galleria is proud to give back to our local Communities. Below are a few of our favorite organizations & charities that we support. 

American Legion, Wounded Warriors, Special Olympics Maryland,Apostolic Church of God, Chesapeake Charities, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Chestertown Christian Academy, ConnorS’miles, Danielle Emory Scholarship Fund, The Care Center, New Life Community Church, Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, Maryland Choice for People with Disabilities, Sudlersville Ruritan, Museum of Eastern Shore Life, Darren’s Pack, Goodwill Fire Company, Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Harmony On The Bay, Centreville Elementary School, Centreville MD Police Department, Grasonville Elementary School, Queen Anne's Chorale,  The Queen Anne's County Historical Society,  Queen Anne’s County High Schools Girls LAX, Queen Anne’s County High School Band Boosters, Queen Anne’s County High School Sports Boosters, Ocean City Reef Foundation, and Worcester County Humane Society.  Your support helps us support our community!