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Members of the Bloomfield Lions Club fill boxes with hard eyeglass cases that contain first-aid items for the homeless, at the Senior Center the evening of October 2nd.                 (Dennis Hubbs photo)

Bloomfield Lions Club Fills Eyeglass Cases for Homeless Shelters

Despite the pounding rain and thunder on Tuesday evening, October 2nd, members of the Bloomfield Lions Club, along with fifteen Windsor-based CINTAS Corporation employees, gathered at the Senior Center to fill hard eyeglass cases with first-aid items for distribution to over a dozen area homeless shelters.

Last year’s project filled 661 cases. This year, the count was 1000, plus 500 zip-loc bags, as we ran out of cases.

Each was filled with band-aids, alcohol wipes, towelettes, cough drops, tweezers, first-aid cream and related items. All of the first-aid products were supplied through the generosity of CINTAS Corporation.

Bloomfield Lions Club President Constanza Paramo said, “Building off of last years’ success and utilizing eyeglass cases from eyeglass donations, the Bloomfield Lions will distribute the first aid kits to approximately 16 shelters. Addressing the needs of the community in such a meaningful way is what makes volunteers want to come back to help. It is serving the community at its best.”

CINTAS leads the industry in supplying corporate identity uniform programs, providing entrance and logo mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and industrial carpet and tile cleaning. They operate more than 400 facilities in North America, including six manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers, according to their website. This is their 2nd year partnering with this Lions Club project.

 

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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