The Tomah Lions Club supports many local, regional and national causes with its club projects. The funds we raise at our Club Fundraisers directly impact the amount of support we can offer.
FREE Regional Vision Screening
In 2014 the Tomah Lions raised funds to purchase a new SPOT vision screening system to begin providing free vision screening for our youth. Today our volunteers work with the Tomah Area School District to do free vision screening in our schools for all youth grades 4K-3rd grade. The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on patients from 6 months of age through adult. Spot screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance.
Toys for Tots
Each year the Tomh Lions work diligently to collect and distribute toys for local children in need. Annually this event serves about 250-300 families within the Tomah Area School District. If you know someone in need or if you would like to make a donation to our program, please contact our clut at Info@TomahLions.org.
Eye Glass Collection
As "Knights for Sight" the Tomah Lions take pride in actively collecting old, outdated, and unused eye glasses to be repurposed for those in developing countries that cannot afford eye glasses.
Jesse Parker Pancake Breakfast
Along with the Tomah Lioness Club our Tomah Lions provide our delicious pancake breakfasts to all participants of the Jesse Parker Races event each June. Each year approximately 900 enjoy this good breakfast for a great cause.
The Tomah Lions Pyrotechnics team lights up the Tomah Sky's each year on The 4th of July. This specially trained crew helps provide the City of Tomah with a fantastic show each year and rumor has it, they get a real "bang" out of it. Talk about adding some Spark to our Service. Think you have what it takes? We are always looking for new members to join our pyrotechnics team.
Eye Organ & Tissue Transportation
For 2 months out of each year the Tomah Lions Club is responsible for eye organ and tissue transportation throughout our portion of Wisconsin. Day or Night, we answer the call from the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank to deliver much needed organ & tissue to bring the gift of sight to many. Our volunteers travel to and from multiple hospitals in our region and are extremely proud to be "Eye Transporters". Talk to any one of our "Transporters" and they will tell you after delivering eye tissue it gives a whole new meaning to our motto "WE SERVE"
With diabetes now being the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the U.S. the Tomah Lions are committed to helping spread awareness. The Tomah Lions Club has members on hand and available to answer questions or come and do a presentation for you. Please feel free to contact us at Info@TomahLions.org for any questions or to setup a time to have someone come to speak to you or your group. Diabetes currently affects more than 371 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 552 million by 2030. Don't become a statistic, contact us today!