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Eye Glass Donation and Recycling                                 

We can recycle your eye glasses

You can help us and help others in a very easy meaningful way by donating your old or no longer used glasses.  The Lions organization has gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight.  It began in 1925 when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness".  The Lions accepted, and today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes. 

Eye Glass collection box located in the Los Gatos Town Plaza  bus shelter, on the corner of Santa Cruz Ave. and Main St.  It's the blue and yellow mail box Put your glasses in the box any time .......or drop them off at our 2021 White Cane Days collection every sunday during the month of  October.  

Glasses can also be dropped off anytime during business hours at Los Gatos Eye Care, 15563 Union Ave, Los Gatos.  The Lions who made this collection box happen are Jeff and John Lochner.


The Los Gatos Lions have had a collabortive relationship for well over 40 plus years with Los Gatos High School with involment that includes, supporting boys and girl sports, student activiites, educational needs, providing scholarships, grilling for staff and student events.  A significant contribution is that the Lions have managed and operated the snack shack at home games for over 21 years.  Read about the history of the Lions involvement with the snack shack.  The article was written by Lion Bill Frey who was instrumentally involved with the Los Gatos Athletic Association which supported boys and girls sports at LGHS.


Lions District 4-C6 Eye Glass Collection and Resorting

Lions Clubs in 4-C6 District sorting and processing over 118,000 pairs of donated eyeglasses that will be taken to eye clinics around the world to be fitted and given to those in need.

Los Gatos Lions Club helping the City of Monte Sereno with a community project.  March 2021

The Lion’s Club approached Monte Sereno City staff about volunteer opportunities in Monte Sereno. Monte Sereno City staff offered volunteer opportunities, including assisting with the Monte Sereno KCAT Living History project and removing old furnishings and objects from the former post office space. The Lion’s Club said "Yes!" to both opportunities without hesitation.  

The LEO club of Los Gatos Advent Activity Calendar

Check out this special holiday Advent calendar that the Los Gatos High School LEO youth group created. They created a clever well designed website populated with community events, activities and art projects. The calendar also provides advertising and awareness of Los Gatos businesses. The LEO club is a sponsored youth group. Well done and hats off to Lion member advisors Spring Tinsley Myers and Mary Engelbrecht.


Los Gatos Lions working together with the Kiwanis Club, Morning Rotary Club and the History Club of Los Gatos.

Annual Thanksgiving dinner for Los Gatos seniors, 11/18/2020.

Los Gatos Lions Club and LGS Recreation serve Thanksgiving dinner every year to the over 55 citizens.  This year due to Covid 19 restrictions the dinner was prepared and packaged for distribution by a drive through pick up.

Los Gatos Lions lending a hand and their hearts at the Veteran's Transition Center at Fort Ord on July 24, 2020. 

This is a distribution center for Veteran's and the military community.  An estimated 500 vehicles drove through to receive boxes of food, produce, and essential personal items.  Lion Stan Weitzman and Rob Stevens served with set up and distribution of goods.

Annual Sock collection

The Los Gatos Lions annually donate socks, and warm clothing.  They are collected at the Lions Christmas party and then distributed to those in need.










Los Gatos Lions Club dedication of the POW/MIA tribute at the "Flame of Liberty" Memorial.  The Lions donated $25,000 to the Memorial.










Los Gatos Lions Club helping Los Gatos High School implement environmental awareness by removing plastic containers served at the Snack Shack.   

The Los Gatos Lions Club has, for many years, stepped up to help out in the community. Now we are taking it a step further by not only continuing our fundraising events for those in need, but also supporting our precious environment. First on the list was to eliminate as much plastic as possible from the Snack Shack at Los Gatos High School home football games. We invested in drink machines, several dispensers, and water filters. We now serve water and Gatorade in compostable cups and lids from our valued supplier, Creative Drinks, Inc. 

 In 2017, the Lions Club purchased 100 cases of water (3,500 bottles) and 59 cases of Gatorade (1,416 bottles) to sell at the By focusing on our green Initiatives, we purchased ZERO Plastic Bottle Drinksin 2018. 

Yes, that's right, we have eliminated 4,916 plastic bottles from Los Gatos garbage and/or recycling bins. Not only did it reduce waste, but our efforts also reduced the carbon emissions from trucking heavy liquids on the highways.                                              

We also reduced the amount of toxic fumes into the air and water that is associated with the production of plastic. 

Where do we go from here? Our board approved the newly formed Environmental Awareness Committee. They will be adding a page to our Club website with ongoing simple tips for everyone to do their part to preserve our environment. Additionally, they will be working to ensure all our events are as eco-friendly as possible. 

Los Gatos Lions support the Diabetes Youth Families, DYF,   DYF supports families and individuals with Type One Diabetes.  The Los Gatos Lions recently gave $7,500 to support their cause and to help provide services at the Diabetes Youth Camp.












Los Gatos Lions Club presenting a $25,000 check to the Los Gatos Veteran Memorial Foundation.  The check was presented on January 17, 2018.

Lions club volunteers constructed the addition to the Scout Hut.  Construction of storage addition for Boy Scout Troop 539.  Completed November 2017.













The Reed Graham Memorial Drinking Fountain

Special tribute and memorial honoring former Lion Reed Graham was installed March 2018, on the Los Gatos Creek Trail, off Miles Ave. The Reed Graham Memorial Drinking Fountain was donated by the Los Gatos Lions Club from funds that were in the Graham memorial fund. Reed was a long time actively involved community member, coached youth sports, joined Lions Club in 1975, Past President in 1985, and chaired the Christmas Parade beginning in 1990. Reed passed away March, 2009. This is a wonderful tribute and memory of Reed. As an added note, Reed marched in the first Christmas parade in 1956.


LGHS Snack Shack cleaning and renovating project


White Cane Days annual collection

Flag Day presentation at Loma Prieta School, with Lion Carla Nespole. Each year the Los Gatos Lions go to all the Los Gatos elementary schools and make presentations giving history and information about the American Flag.  Each student receives a flag.

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