An eight year old girl is having a difficult time seeing the blackboard at school but her parents do not have the money to take her to the eye doctors. A 45 year old man falls on the ice and breaks his eyeglasses and has to “make do” with an old pair of glasses because he does not have the money to buy new eyeglasses. A 70 year old woman on a fixed income needs cataract surgery but falls in the gap between Medicare and Medicaid coverage. An 85 year old man cannot listen to television because his hearing is not as good as it once was.
What do these 4 individuals have in common?
The answer is the Ballston Spa Lions Club.
The 8 year old girl was referred to the school nurse who worked with the Lions Club to arrange for an eye examination and new glasses.
The 45 year old man contacted the Lions Club directly and the club was able to help him buy new eyeglasses.
The cataract patient was also referred to the Lions Club through her eye doctor. The club was able to arrange for the surgery with a local ophthalmologist at a discounted price and the club also paid for the surgery.
The Glens Falls Association for the Hearing Impaired and the Saratoga Speech & Hearing Clinic – Lions Loan Library both Ballston Spa Lions Club supported organization were able help the 85 year old man choose hearing devices that would improve his hearing. The above news article written by Lion Ed Moore.
The Ballston Spa Lions Club was granted a charter by Lions Club International in September 1949.The Lions Club has been assisting individual and families in need living in the Ballston Spa, New York area.
Financial contributions to the Ballston Spa Lions Club operating as the Ballston Spa Lions Foundation, Inc. a 501 C 3 organization are tax deductible according to Internal Revenue Service regulations. Financial gifts to the Ballston Spa Lions Foundation, Inc. are used to assist individuals and families in Ballston Spa and the Towns of Ballston, Malta and Milton as well as non-profit organizations that also help families residing in our community. The primary mission of the Lions Club is vision and hearing disabilities.
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Ballston Spa Lions Club
P.O. Box 242
Ballston Spa,New York 12020
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