The Area Leader in “HANDS” Community Service
The Chambersburg Evening Lions Club was Chartered in 1984, dedicated to service in the Chambersburg area. Since that time we have performed numerous projects through our H.A.N.D.S. program as well as other types of service in the area. This web site will give you a thumbnail description of who we are and what we are about.
As with many organizations we are always searching to augment our membership with individuals interested in building a better community through learning, growing and service. In this regard we would like to extend an invitation to interested men or women to attend any of our regular meetings. For more information details about our club and our meeting, please contact any of the officers listed on the "contacts" page.
Evening Lions "Reading Action Program"
The newest H.A.N.D.S. initiative involves our Lion members reading books in an interactive manner to pre-school students. Here, Lion Bill McKelvie uses a "rain stick" to enhance his reading at the Chambersburg Head Start.
New Eyeglass Collection Boxes Installed
Members of our club recently installed new collection boxes at two locations in Chambersburg for used eyeglasses and hearing aids at:
- Ludwick Eye Center on 5th Avenue.
- Allegany Optical on Wayne Avenue
Above, Evening Lions Club members work on the Ludwick Eye Center installation, whiile below Dr. Ludwick, who is also a Lion, and some of his staff pose with the new box and its first collections shortly after the installation, as do some member of our Lions Club.
In the photos below, club members work on the Allgany Optical installation and then take a moment to pose with this new collection box.
The Chambersburg Evening Lions have collected over 65,000 used eyeglasses over the past decade. Another outdoor collection location is at the Grove Family Library in Fayetteville. Indoor collection locations in the Chambersburg area are at the Chambersburg Mall, Franklin Family Physicians, the Chambersburg Hospital cafeteria, and Hartzok Optometrist, along with Orndorf Optometrist in Shippensburg.
WE HAVE FUN!!
Lions Clubs collective worldwide mission is to perform volunteer service and raise money for important local, regional and international needs, While the Chambersburg Evening Lions does hold fundraising events and contributes charitably, the club’s emphasis is on service.
Our H.A.N.D.S. program, or “Helpful Acts Not Dollars Soley”, is a unique commitment by our club members to undertake a hands-on volunteer service project at least once a month to help a needy individual or organization.
Typical H.A.N.D.S. Projects
vision and hearing screenings for children
financial assistance for those in need
clean up and repairs
volunteer assistance at chiritable events
Recent Recipients of H.A.N.D.S. Projects
Lions Beacon Lodge for the Blind, Salvation Army, Capitol Theatre, Downtown Chambersburg, Council for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, Toy Mission, Totem Pole Playhouse, Pre-Schools, Shippensburg University Children’s Fair, PennDOT
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.