Help the Lions Help the Blind
Visit with a real Leader Dog at our mini-golf outing! All proceeds benefit the Leader Dog Foundation. It costs $40,000 to train a Leader Dog. Imagine the freedom it brings to someone who depends on a Leader Dog for everyday independence.
Your old eyeglasses can change a life
If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, those glasses can change another person's life.. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more.
Where are the Donation Boxes?
Donation boxes are located at: Costco, WalMart, Sherwood Oaks, Plains Presbyterian Church, and the eye care offices of Lion member Dr. Elmer Ebeck; Dr. Thomas B. Staskiewicz; Dr. David Strattan; and Dr. David M. English.
The Cranberry Township Area Lions Club is committed to community service and eliminating preventable blindness. Our primary goal is to support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eyeglass recycling, and to provide eye care services to those in need. We hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and we give it all - 100% of the proceeds - back to the community and people in need. That's what's special about Lions and being a Lion.
A short list Lions community activities - 100% of the proceeds from our many activities goes directly to support Lions' programs and projects
- Annual Community Days Pancake Breakfast
- Annually collect over 5,000 pair of eyeglasses to recycle for those in need
- Service/Effort/Initiative Awards to Seneca Valley Middle School Students
- Provided benches for the new Miracle League Field
- Miniature Golf Outing – to support Leader Dogs for the Blind
- Support the VIP Sports Camp at Slippery Rock University for the visually impaired
- Parties for clients of the Butler County Association for the Blind
- Support for recent flood victims, local food banks, the Township Library, and the Cranberry Civic Choral.
- Constructed the Skip Gross Memorial natural habitat at the North Boundary Park
- Support for MIRA Foundation USA, providing guide dogs for young people
If you would like to serve and give something back to the community, and people in need, visit an upcoming meeting and decide for yourself. Membership is open to men and women over age 18.
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