The Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club is a generous supporter of The International Foundation, which provides crucial backing for Lions' initiatives worldwide. In the state of Florida, they actively contribute to a range of projects:

  • The Lions Clubs within the district annually donate more than $350,000 to Sight First, a program dedicated to aiding the blind and visually impaired.

  • Diabetes and vision screenings through community partnerships.

  • Along with Johnson and Johnson and the Sight for kids program our LIONS volunteer to screen children at their schools for eyeglasses .

  • Through a grant written by one of their club members they partnered with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital to start a healthy food pantry. The food pantry is staffed by volunteering LIONS who encourage patients to participate.

  • They lend their support to the Florida Lions Eye Bank, one of three eye banks in the state funded and operated by Lions. Here, vital eye research takes place, eye diseases are studied, and eye tissue is collected for corneal transplants.

  • The Florida Lions Camp for the Blind, located in Lake Wales, hosts nearly 300 blind or visually impaired children each summer. The camp offers them opportunities to learn swimming, diving, trampolining, horseback riding, and more, turning their dreams into reality.

  • The Lions extend their assistance to the Southeastern Guide Dog program in Bradenton, which provides trained guide dogs to visually impaired individuals at no cost. Additionally, housing is provided to recipients as they learn to work with their guide dogs.

  • The Conklin Center in Daytona Beach is a comprehensive facility offering education and support for multi-handicapped individuals, operated by a skilled and experienced staff.

  • To live up to their motto, "We Service," the club conducts various fundraisers and initiatives:

    • They collect used eyeglasses from 14 different locations.
    • Funds are raised to provide back-to-school supplies for 400 underprivileged local elementary school students, with the club alone raising $6,000.
    • Support is extended to the Lions Camp in Lake Wales, Florida.
    • Partial college scholarships are granted to local handicapped students in memory of their past president, Michael Young (The Michael Young Scholarship Fund).
    • The club sponsors the NMB Police Dept. chief's Special Recognition Award.
    • Pennies are collected for Lions Projects Inc.
    • Proceeds from a golf tournament held at the Miami Shores Country Club benefit a Back to School Shopping Spree for disadvantaged children aged 6 to 12.
    • Large coloring books are sold to raise funds for The American Cancer Society and the Back to School Shopping Spree.
    • The club organizes various fundraising events such as raffles, BBQs, parties, walk-a-thons, stuffed animal sales, and more.
    • They actively participate in the Special Broward Olympics, assisting handicapped youngsters and earning a Local Organization of the Year Award.
    • Their club engages in all District 35-N charities and events.
    • Collection efforts include soda tabs and ink cartridges for recycling, as well as raising awareness and funds for diabetics through Pennies for Diabetics.


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