Personal Care Item Drive for Women Veterans

The Kenmore Lions Clubs will be collecting personal care items for our women veterans again this year, from November 1, 2023 thru the end of December 2023. Red collection bags will be located at the Brighton Eggert Pharmacy, Ivy Lea Pharmacy, Black Rock Pharmacy, Kenmore Youth Center, and Olympic Restaurant (on Sheridan Dr.).

The items will be delivered to the Helen G. Jacob Women’s Wellness Clinic at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, NY, during the coming holiday season. Items such as shampoo, soap, body wash, brushes/combs, toothbrushes/toothpaste, tissues, deodorant, and other personal care items are among the numerous items needed. A full list is attached to each red bag.

Gift cards would also be appreciated. (To maintain security, please mail gift cards to Kenmore Lions Club, P. O. Box 663, Kenmore, NY 14217.)

Two red tote bags with blue stars. One has the Lions Club logo and a wish list clipped to the side. The other has a picture of women in military fatigues.

Our Projects

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčAdopt a Highway
  • Christmas party and picnic for the visually impaired
  • Collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids (see below for dropoff locations)
  • Community Thanksgiving dinner
  • Free eye glasses, hearing adis and related exams
  • Free vision screening for children
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Hole-In-One Golf Fundraiser
  • Leo-Venture Crew 2001
  • Peace Poster and Essay Contests for youth ages 10-13
  • Recycling used glasses and hearing aids
  • Scholarships for high school students
  • Support for an overseas Army Platoon

We Support

  • Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund
  • Buffalo Leage of Sightless Bowlers
  • Camp Badger
  • Canine Helpers for the Handicapped
  • Excalibur Leisure Skills Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation
  • Lions Club International Projects
  • Niagara Frontier Radio Reading
  • Ross Eye Institute
  • The Olmstead Center for Sight
  • Therapeutic Riding Programs
  • Town of Tonawanda Youth Programs
  • Vision Beyond Sight Foundation
  • Wings Flights of Hope 

Eyeglass Collection

The Kenmore Lions, and all Lions Clubs, work to bring sight to as many people as possible. One of the ways we do this is through eyeglass collection boxes. Located at the sites listed below, used eyeglasses are collected and sent to a central processing facility. There the glasses are inspected, the prescription is measured, and the glasses are catalogued for world-wide distribution. You are helping people around the world regain their sight. (List updated as of April 2023)







Anthone Optical

2211 Sheridan

@ Belmont

Blessed Sacrament Church

Wendel & Chelsea


Buffalo Eye Care

2441 Sheridan


Buffalo Eye Center

3740 Delaware

@ Ferndale

Crestmount Apartments

285 Crestmount


Dr. Kumar Eye Surgeon

501 Kenmore 


Elderwood Assisted Living

111 Ensminger


Ivy Lea Pharmacy

2446 Elmwood

@ Victoria

Kenilworth Library

318 Montrose

@ Cambridge

Kenmore Community Center

135 Wilber

@ Mang

Kenmore Library

160 Delaware Rd.

@ Pilgrim

Kenmore Municipal Bldg.

2919 Delaware 

@ Delaware Rd.

Key Bank

2852 Delaware 

@ Mang

McAuley Residence

1503 Military 

Behind Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Northtown Medical Center

1783 Colvin

@ Belmont

Northwest Savings Bank

2981 Delaware

@ Nash

Optique Elegance

1754 Sheridan

@ Delaware Rd.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

44 Pilgrim

@ Delaware Rd.

St. Amelia's RC Church

210 St. Amelia Dr.

@ Cornwill

St. Andrew's RC Church

1525 Sheridan

@ Elmwood

St. John the Baptist Church

1085 Englewood

@ Highland

St. Paul's RC Church

33 Victoria

@ Delaware

Tonawanda Senior Center

291 Ensminger


Tops Market

1740 Delaware

@ Delaware Rd.

Value Vision

642 Sheridan











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