Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
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The Martinsburg Lions Club is a service organization. We help local folks get glasses and get doctor's appointments. Some of our favorite activities are supporting other groups like the "Walk to End Alheimer's" where we provide food for the volunteers and participants.
Another service that is rewards us Lions and benefits the local preschool children is the Lazy Eye Test. We arrange an appointment to visit the schools then perform this simple test. By discovering the lazy eye early, a simple device can be used to correct this problem before it becomes permanent.
To support the community, we hold fund raisers including providing food at the Old Mc Donald's Farm Pumpkin Patch and an occasional Bingo party.
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.