Ocala Lions Club Projects
The Ocala Lions Club has been proudly serving our community since 1926. Every penny raised through our fund raising projects goes back into helping those less fortunate.
KidSight - An important FREE Program to screen pre-school children between ages 1 to 5 years old for Amblyopia, also known as "Lazy Eye". If caught early, it can frequently be corrected. If it goes undetected, it can lead to permanent vision loss. The Ocala Lions Club has purchased state of the art vision screening equipment that lets us screen pre-school kids for FREE from 3 feet away with a digital camera and a special computer analyzes both eyes in a second for Lazy Eye and related conditions. The data is then sent to the Pediatric Opthalmology Department at the University of Florida for review by an Opthalmologist - All for FREE.
Mobile Screening Van - Visits schools, health fairs, senior centers, etc. to Screen Vision, Hearing, Glaucoma, & Diabetes.
Silent Santa Program - Last year we provided toys and clothing to over 500 children in Marion County.
Take Stock in Children - Provides back-to-school supplies and clothing to area children.
Scholarships - We provide scholarships in memory of Lions Dave Baillie, Abe Shashy, and Dr. Charlie Marks.
Eye Exams, Eye Glasses, Eye Surgeries and Hearing Aids - are provided through various programs supported by the Ocala Lions Club.
Disaster Relief - We provide food and supplies to victims of hurricanes and tornados in our community when needed.