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Brevard Lions Club Scholarship to Madison Allen

Lion President Rick Laws presents a $1000 scholarship to Brevard High Senior Madison Allen.  Madison is visually impaired after a rare eye cancer as a baby but has excelled scholastically and has been accepted to attend the University of Tennessee in the field of nuclear engineering.  An accomplished saxophonist, Madison will minor in music.

 

Eyeglass Recycling

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Lions Recycle for Sight

That's why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program.  Everyone can help.  Throughout the year, Lions collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.  There, volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses.  Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, please donate them.  Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames.  Children's glasses are especially needed.

The Brevard Lions Club welcomes your donations in collection boxes at the following locations:

Looking Glass Eye Center     188 Medical Park Drive

United Community Bank        160 W. Main & 10 Park Place East

First Citizens Bank                 96 S. Broad St.

Shop of St. Philips                 44 Four Seasons Plaza

Habitat for Humanity Thrift Shop  

Lake Toxaway Community Center

Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations     100 N. Country Club Rd.

Please note that we also collect used cell phones and used hearing aids at these same locations.

 


 

Our primary spending project is to furnish eyeglasses to Transylvania County residents who cannot otherwise afford them.

Fund an annual local visit by the NCLions Vision Van – Mobile Screening Unit

     Free vision and hearing screenings for the public

Sponsor campers to the Camp Dogwood recreational facility on Lake Norman, which serves blind and visually impaired adults and children of North Carolina. 

Fund special projects such dialysis transportation for a Camp Dogwood camper

Special donations, such as an ophthalmic operating microscope for the hospital in 2010.

Club members furnish transportation to the monthly meetings of the local Visually Impaired Persons group.

We furnish transportation to eye specialists in Asheville and Hendersonville for visually-impaired persons who cannot drive.

Collect donations and hand out free mints on "Candy Days" to raise money for NCLions Foundation.  This money returns to the club as matching funds.

Planning is underway to provide vision screening for pre-school children.

 

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