Lions Eyes Across California
We are accepting your gently used and no longer needed eyeglasses Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at Town of Apple Valley Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley, CA 92307. If you're unable to drop your eyeglasses off at that time these locations are collecting eyeglasses year-round.
What Are Lions All About?
1.3 million Lions (men and women) in 200 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
Apple Valley Lions (Our Club)
The Apple Valley Lions Club was chartered in 2008. A Lions club existed in Apple Valley in earlier years but had closed prior to 2008.A permanent Landmark of the Lions Club's years of service to the community is Lions Park located on Happy Trails Highway, CA-18 near Flathead road.
We currently conduct eyeglass screening of both adults and children, assist those in need in obtaining eye care and eyeglasses, hold an annual student speaker contest for high school students which promotes interest in public affairs and public speaking, and help with a variety of other community needs.
Lions International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation is Lions helping Lions serve the world. Donations provide funding in the form of grants to financially assist Lions districts with large-scale humanitarian projects that are too extensive for Lions to finance on their own. The Foundation aids Lions in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. Through LCIF, Lions ease pain and suffering and bring healing and hope to people worldwide.
Grants provide both immediate assistance following natural disasters and long-term disaster relief for reconstruction efforts. Grants help preserve sight, combat disability, promote health or serve youth.
Every dollar donated to LCIF goes toward a grant. Lions support is crucial as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF's revenue. LCIF receives a small amount of funding from foundations and corporations. It receives no club dues. LCIF is truly Lions helping Lions.
Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded nearly 8,000 grants totaling US$578 million.