The New Look of Lions in Sight
Lions in Sight is not only collecting and disturbing eyeglasses to developing countries, but we are now actively involved in more community events.
We are providing new eyeglasses and readers to the Veterans through the concept of the “Military Stand Down.” For several years, Lions clubs have provided the meals. Lions in Sight is now working with the Veterans Administration with vision care and have been able to assist 350 veterans at each of the stand downs.
We have been involved with the stand downs in Ventura, Pleasanton, Santa Cruz and Watsonville. On Friday through Sunday, 11—13 September 2015, we will be assisting with the stand down in Antioch. In order to participate, you must apply for clearance. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Dr. Bill Iannaccone at email@example.com. Remember, you must be have a clearance prior to participating in this great event.
On Sunday, 13 September, Lions in Sight is sponsoring the breakfast for the veterans and we will need Lion volunteers also. Please contact, Walter Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in cooking and or serving breakfast.
Lions in Sight continues to work with the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired, the Homeless Shelter in Stockton and the Homeless Connect in San Francisco in providing new readers at their vision screenings.
Lions, we need your continued support in collected used eyeglasses. We are distributing over 400,000 pairs a year on our missions to Mexico, Peru, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Armenia. Last year, we were down in our collection numbers, so please, get a collection box. Remember the boxes are free.
The warehouse continues to be open on the 1st Wednesday and Thursday of every month in the evenings. Arrangements can be made for club, zone or region sorting project. This is an easy way to meet new Lions, introduce potential members to a fantastic hands on project.
Remember, to collect those used eyeglasses so that you can help give the gift of sight to the world.
Walter C Griffin
Lions in Sight of CA/NV
1st Vice President