Club Projects

1.      Description of Fundraising activities:

We perform several activities to raise funds for our causes as well as directly accept donations.

a.    St. Patrick Day Parade

Mostly as a community service, but with the intention of covering costs, we organize and sponsor the Dublin St. Patrick Day Parade.    

b.   City of Dublin Summer Farmers Market and Thursday Concerts

The Lions Club sells beer, water and wine to the patrons of the Market and Concerts.

c.   We accept donations from individuals and institutions.

2.      Description of Charitable and Community Support activities:

We provide gifts, grants and financial support to several 501(c)(3) organizations, mainly Lions Foundations, that provide more comprehensive and efficient programs than we could accomplish as a smaller organization. We also provide local support to the High School and local functions.

a.     Aid to the visually impaired.                                                 

i.      Lions Center For The Blind, Oakland (Alameda-Contra Costa Lions Central Committee for the Blind, Inc.), a facility at 3834 Opal St., Oakland, CA

We provide financial and volunteer support. They provide educational and recreational programs for adjustment for visual loss, including Braille, orientation and mobility, technical equipment use, field trips, leisure time activity, transportation, hot lunches, as well as vocational needs, a production workshop for the blind, a homebound service and independent living.                                         

ii.      Lions Center For The Visually Impaired, a facility at 175 Alvarado Ave., Pittsburg, CA

We provide financial and volunteer support. They provide similar services to the visually impaired in their geographical area as that provided by the Lions Center For The Blind for the Oakland area. They emphasize independent living, orientation and mobility, low vision services, cooking, music and other activities, but no vocational training.

iii.      Lions in Sight of California and Nevada, 1404 Lemon Street, Vallejo CA

We provide financial and volunteer support. We collect used eyeglasses and forward to Vallejo, assist in cleaning, sorting and neutralizing (reading the prescription) and the glasses are then sent to other countries for distribution to needy people.

iv.      Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada, Inc., PO Box 7999 San Francisco, Ca 94120

We provide financial support and refer patients to them. They examine, provide care and surgery to the needy. Determination of eligibility is under guidelines set by Lions Eye Foundation.

v.      Lions Sight Saver Foundation

We provide financial support. They work in cooperation with UC Berkeley School of Optometry. The School provides examinations and gives eyeglasses to the needy. Need is based on the guidelines of the School and are similar to Lions Eye Foundation.

vi.      Canine Companions for Independence, a nationwide organization

We provide financial support. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

b.    Aid to the hearing impaired.

i.      Lions Hearing Foundation

We provide financial support, collect used hearing aids, and refer the needy to them. They provide examinations, hearing aids and medical care to the hearing impaired. Guidelines for need are set by the Lions Hearing Foundation. Hearing aids are lent to the needy, who must put up a deposit of $100 for each.

ii.      Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children, Inc.

We provide financial and volunteer support. They provide a summer camp for deaf and hearing impaired children.

c.     Youth leadership activities.

i.      Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc.

We participate in Lions MD-4 (California & Nevada) Student Speaker Program. The Foundation provides about $100,000 in scholarships to participants each year, $21,000 to the Winner of the Multiple District Contest. We participate on the local club level, holding a contest for students in our area, where the winner is awarded $100, other finalists, $25 each. The program is open to high school students, eligibility and rules set by that Foundation.

ii.      Dublin Partners In Education

We provide funding and financial support to this local education assistance organization.

iii.      Youth service funding

We provide financial support, on a case by case basis, to young people working on public service projects. For example, a Girl or Boy Scout, working towards their Gold Award or Eagle Scout, requesting funds for materials to complete their project.

iv..      Student of the Month and Quarter

We provide recognition and financial support to students at Dublin High School with an award for Student of the Month and to students of Valley High Schools with an award for student of the Quarter. Selection is by academic achievement and community involvement.



d.    Scholarships

i.      Dublin High School

We provide financial support to 2 students from Dublin High School to help defray the costs of their freshman year in College. Selection is performed by Dublin Host Lions Club members who are directly associated with Dublin High School and is a combination of scholastic capability and financial need.

ii.      Valley High School

We provide financial support to 1 student from Valley High School to help defray the costs of their freshman year in College. Selection is performed by the staff of Valley High School and is a combination of scholastic capability and financial need.

e.    Aid to seniors

Most of the aid to seniors is through the Blind Centers. As people age, visual impairment increases and the goal is to make them as independent as possible. 




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