Club Programs & Contributions
The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of
the world's population can be improved through the use of corrective lenses.
Unfortunately for many, a pair of glasses is both unaffordable and inaccessible.
In developing countries, an eye exam costs as much as one month's wages, and a
single doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.
For nearly 70 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada
and several other developed countries have collected old, unwanted eyeglasses
for re-distribution to the poor in developing nations.
To increase public awareness for this service initiative, thousands of Lions
throughout North America sponsored the first-ever Lions Recycle For Sight Month
in May 1996. Thanks in-part to continuous nationwide publicity in the U.S., the
program experiences significant success.
The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses and
sunglasses to their local Lions club.
Gateway Pharmacy, Kimberton Whole Foods, Phoenixville YMCA, Spring Hollow Golf Course, Truly Yours Cards and Gifts, Yeager's Farm Market.
Charitable Contributions for 2014
|Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind||1,500|
|Bing Miller Trust||1,800|
|Canine Partners for Life||1,000|
|Cat Pickering Student Awards||1,000|
|Chester County Blind Association||750|
|Eyebank of Delaware Valley||1,000|
|Julianne Siller Scholarship Fund||250|
|Leader Dog for the Blind||1,000|
|Pediatric Brain Tumor Fund||250|
|Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS)||250|
|Phoenixville Senior Center||1,000|
|Vision Research Center of Berks County||200|
|Wendy Sherid Dollars for Dogs||250|
|As Needed Basis: Eyeglasses, Assist Dog, East Pikeland Police Outreach, InterService Support, other individuals/families as needed.||To be determined|
|Total for 2014||$10,250++|
This page was last updated on 09/04/15