2022 Scholarship program

Members of the Glastonbury Centennial Lions Club

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community. The Glastonbury Centennial Lions Club is comitted to making a difference to those in need in our local community. 

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

The Lions Clubs collect used eye glasses, send them to recycling centers, and then distribute worldwide to people in need.

Donate your used eye glasses at the following locations: 

               The Eyeglass Place - Fox Run Mall

               Consulting Ophthalmologists - 295 Western Blvd

               Glastonbury Opticians - 2377 Main St

               Glastonbury Opticians - 55 Nye Rd 

               Harvey & Lewis - Somerset Square 140 Glastonbury Blvd

               Total Vision Eyecare - 63 Hebron Ave

                Welles Turner Memorial Library - 2407 Main St (Lower Level)

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest. 

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing formmediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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