LIONS CHARITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
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Why Donate to the Lions Charity Foundation?
Throughout the year, the Lions Charity Foundation provides grants to assist District 24 I Lions Clubs to provide charitable, scientific, literary, or educational endeavors in our communities. Your donation is placed into our Foundation’s charity fund which supports all our charitable activities. Here are just a few examples of how your donation helps.
- An average of 9 Cataract surgeries are financed annually for needy individuals to help improve their vision
- Thousands spent annually for Eye Exams and Eyeglasses for the Homeless.
- A Lions Early Education Support Studio is sponsored by The Lions Charity Foundation at the Barrier Island Center in Machipongo on the Eastern Shore.
- The Lions Charity Foundation funds grants for Homeless Connect eye exams & glasses, Childhood Programs, Retinal surgery, Disaster Relief, Youth Exchange Program, Indigent eye care and many, many more services to the needy in Southeastern Virginia
Below are a few examples of what your support can help our District Lions accomplish.
Child receives a visual screening with the SPOT camera that detects seven visual issues with the eye so they can be appropriately addressed by an optometrist. Thousands of children in southeastern Virginia are screened annually. The Charity Foundation supports this endeavor.
A Lion member places recycled eyeglass lenses on a lensometer to measure the lens prescription strength so they can be labeled and re-issued by an optometrist to a needy individual. The Foundation helps with the purchase of lensometers.
Children receive music instruction at the Barrier Island Center in Machipongo on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This program includes students from Northampton and Accomack County Public Schools, local private schools as well as Northampton Migrant Head Start.
One of many Ten Thousand dollar grants presented to the Barrier Island Center, in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore to fund the Lions Early Education Support Studio and “My First Field Trip” program for children.
Lions Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit prepares to support the Homeless Connect Project at the SCOPE in Norfolk, Virginia. This project is funded by the Lions Charity Foundation.
Diabetic children on an outing at the Lions Diabetes Camp for children at the Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake, Virginia. This camp receives support from the Lions Charity Foundation.