South Salem Lions Club

Salem, Oregon

Lions International has identified five primary focus areas for service by Lions worldwide. They are: Diabetes, Vision, Hunger, Environment and Pediatric Cancer. Lions have a goal of assisting 200 million people annually by the year 2020.

Over this Lions year, the South Salem Lions Club will be expanding our service projects to encompass all of the focus areas.

Please watch this site to see if there is a project you are interested in helping us with to serve our community. For example, we are currently working on projects at: Marion Polk Food Share Program, Lions Children's Diabetes Camps, Assisting at Doernbecher Pediatric Oncology Center in Portland and knitting/crocheting caps for children with cancer.


We serve.

  • Provide vision testing and eyeglasses, in partnership with Lenscrafters, for needy people within the local community.
  • Provide hearing tests and hearing devices to needy people within our community.
  • Collect and sort used, donated eyeglasses and hearing devices.
  • Reading Action Program (RAP) in South Salem elementary schools.
  • Transport donor eye tissue to Oregon Vision Gift (formerly known as Oregon Eye Bank) in Portland for cornea transplants and research.
  • Provide food baskets to those in need at Christmas. 
  • Volunteer at the Doernbecher Pediatric Oncology Center
  • Knit/crochet beanies for children with cancer
  • Provide vision screenings to all elementrary school children in our area in conjunction with the Oregon Sight & Hearing Foundation
  • Volunteer at the Marion Polk Food Share Program


Join us!

Make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.



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