Florida Lion's Club Entities

1.Conklin Center for the Multi Handicapped – Daytona Beach, Florida

This is a human services agency for multihandicapped blind and visually impaired adults and children.  Adult students are taught skills and offered support to work in real jobs and live on their own in the community.


2. Florida Lions Foundation – Wauchula, Florida (Southeast of Tampa)

Assist the clubs of Multiple District 35 to provide individual sight care to needy persons within their individual communities.  Provide grants to aid Lions-sponsored or Lions-associated sight care related agencies within the Multiple District.


3. International Hearing Dog – Henderson, Colorado

Train and place hearing dogs with persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, with and without multiple disabilities, at no charge to the recipient.


4. LCIF – Chicago, Illinois - Lions Clubs International Headquarters

The Foundation accepts donations from Lions and non-Lions and in turn provides funding in the form of grants to financially assist Lions districts with large-scale humanitarian projects that are too large for Lions to finance on their own. The Foundation aids Lions in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. Through LCIF, Lions ease pain and suffering and bring healing and hope to people worldwide.


5. North Florida Lions Eye Foundation – Jacksonville, Florida. 

The Eye Foundation was formerly the North Florida Eye Bank.  The Eye Bank was sold and the money invested with proceeds used to give cornea tissue to those who cannot afford it.  The foundation donates to eye research in Districts F, L and O.  We also help people who have special needs.


6. Southeastern Guide Dog  – Palmetto, Florida (South of Tampa, North of Bradenton)

It takes nearly two years to train a guide dog and 40 commands are learned.  Blind students are housed and trained for 26 days at the campus.


7. Leader Dogs for the Blind & Deaf – Rochester, Michigan

 Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides  guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence  and quality of life. Each year, over 270 clients attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our clients.  In addition to our guide dog program, we offer programs    that enhance a person’s independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, GPS training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently,Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-Blind students to work with a guide dog.

8.North Florida Hearing Aid Bank – Gainesville, Florida

Aid the hearing impaired, 18 years of age and older, by providing hearing aids.  Work with all Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs in District 35L as a bank for used Hearing Aids. Collect from donations – repair and distribute used hearing aids as needs and requests of clubs are submitted.

9. Disaster Relief – District 35L

10. Diabetes

Conduct and support local and large-scale effort leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.

11. Youth Exchange

Each year, the Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program introduces young people to life in other cultures by helping them travel abroad. Each Youth Camp and Exchange includes an extended stay hosted by one of our many international clubs.

12. Florida Center for the Blind – Ocala, Florida

The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FCB) is a non-profit organization that teaches alternatives to performing daily tasks with a minimum of inconvenience to the individual. This is accomplished through training in life-sustaining skills. The goal for each client is becoming self-sufficient and to adjust physically and emotionally to cope with his/her blindness. The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. also aids its clients in locating and qualifying for services available to them. The visually impaired person and their sighted family members are counseled to understand and accept their blindness, in addition to providing educational programs for the general public. Florida Center for the Blind, Inc. is a liaison between the client and other agencies such as the State of Florida, Division of Blind Services, the Veterans Administration, area school systems and the Social Security Administration.

13. Used Eye Glass Reclamation Centers

  • Fort King, Florida
  • Florida Panhandle Reclamation Center

14. Florida Guide Dogs for the Deaf – Bradenton, Florida (South of Tampa)

Florida Dog Guides for The Deaf is a non-profit organization operating in the Bradenton community. It has 16 certified dogs in the field helping people with disabilities every day. Its services are hearing dog guides, mobility loss support dogs, therapy dogs and special ability dogs. Also, it offers public access training, traffic awareness training and obedience training. 




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