Naples Lions Activities:
The mission of the Naples Lions Club is to serve the medical needs of the community.
Our primary activity is to fund eye exams, glasses, eye surgery and hearing aids for needy adults and children. Lions are “Knights of the Blind”. We have two major vision and hearing screening programs, one for preschool children to detect Amblyopia (lazy eye), and one to screen needy adults for glaucoma, cataracts and retinal disease.
The goal of our preschool program is the eradication of amblyopia (lazy eye)
In our adult screening program we offer community screenings three times a year in Immokalee, screening 1000 people/year and giving free glasses. We also screen in our community at homeless shelters like Matthews House, and at community health fairs.
Children’s Vision & Hearing screenings. We screen 1000 preschoolers at over 30 child care centers in Collier and Lee County and work closely with the Early Learning Coalition of SW Florida.
We screen needy adults for eye problems and provide free glasses in Immokalee and Naples at Matthews House and other locations.
Scholarships—We give away many scholarships to needy students at Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology
Health Fair Screenings, e.g. Festival de la Familia in Golden Gate
Diabetes & Blood Pressure Testing at our community screenings in collaboration with the Edison College School of Nursing.
We provide free Hearing Aids for needy adults and children in the community.
We assist in Habitat for Humanity construction
Assistance to needy individuals
Florida Lions Support:
Florida Lions Camp
Provides summer camping experiences to visually impaired and physically handicapped children. Hosts for child victims of hurricanes who are separated/or lost from their families.
The Conklin Center
Provides multi handicapped and visually impaired persons developmental training skills necessary to function in society.
Exclusive center in the United States that works with people at this level of impairment.
FL. S.E. Guide Dogs For The Blind
Provides the guide dog and training as well as owner instruction on assistance with Guide Dogs.
FL Lions Guide Dogs for the Hearing Impaired
Provides specially trained dogs as well as owner instruction on the Hearing Impaired Guide Dog assistance.
FL Lions Foundation For The Blind
Provides financial assistance for eye care procedures for needy Florida residents.
FL Lions Eye Bank
Assists in donation of eye tissue for the purpose of cornea transplants. A large number of recipients are from Collier and Lee Counties.
Lions International Support:
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Campaign Sight First:
Purpose is to help detect and prevent eye disease and blindness worldwide with an emphasis in Third World Countries.
Provide immediate monetary and physical assistance to victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fire, tornados, earthquakes, etc.
Provides assistance and funding for research projects related to vision, hearing, diabetes and many areas of health care.
We expend approximately 68% of our budget locally and 32% for state and international programs. Your contribution to our projects through the Naples Lions Foundation will help us to continue our support for all the programs listed herein
LOCAL PROJECTS. Radio Reading Service at W.G.C.U. Local Scholarships for career training.
To provide tuition assistance for needy people attending Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, and Edison College School of Nursing, annual scholarships are given out from the Naples Lions Club and Individual Donors.
A new twist has been added to our work schedule this year. Volunteers from the Naples Lions Club participate in "Working at the voting Polls". Collier county pays our Lions Club to work at the voting polls in March, August and November for the presidential election and all moneys go to our club This is a good money maker and thanks to all participants for their support.
The Naples Lions Club will participates in many community vision and hearing screening programs at open houses at some of the Banks in Naples. We also participate in screening vision and hearing at the Festival of La Familia in Golden Gate in the spring. Our largest community screenings are held three times a year in Immmokalee (currently at the I Tech Center) in December, January and March.
Naples Lions Club Foundation provides eye exams, treatments and prescription glasses to needy people (mostly children.)
Join us and have fun. Collection and dispersing of thousands of eye glasses. Support of eye glass program. We have provided 165,000 pairs to the Philippines and many world sites. We send needy children and adults to local eye doctors for exams and glasses. Many go to the free Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic.
While sight and hearing conservation are the major institutional goal of Lionism, bylaws also direct us to take an active role in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. We welcome membership interest from any man or woman or legal majority, good moral character and community reputation who recognizes Lionism as a vehicle tho they can make a contribution to our community and surrounding communities. Call us if you would like to become a Lion. We welcome new members.
Membership is by invitation. Our membership is from all walks of life and is comprised of both male and female. Family memberships are encouraged.
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