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The Oxford Lions Club was chartered in 1947 and is dedicated to one of the defining causes of Lions Club International: to provide programs and assistance to aid people who are blind or visually impaired and also work at eliminating preventable and reversible blindness.

For 60 years, we've held our Annual Christmas Tree Sale in Oxford Memorial Park -Uptown, The annual "Lion Golfer" Scamble Fundraising Golf Outing, and for 70 years we've put on, Oxford's Annual Halloween Parade for children- Uptown!

In 2018, with community support for our annual Christmas Tree Sale in the Uptown Park, the Halloween Parade, and The Lion Golfer Golf Scramble at Hueston Woods, the Oxford Lions Club returned nearly $22,000 to a variety of social service agencies, civic organizations, and service clubs for sight saving and community projects in Oxford and Butler County. 

•    $2,500 for vision assistance to 20 needy school children and adults within the Talawanda School District.  

•    $1,500 to the Lane Library in Oxford to supplement it's large print and audio book collection.

•    $2,500 donation to the McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital Campaign.  

•    $1,000 to the Oxford Free Clinic to provide medical care for the less fortunate.

•    two $1,000 scholarships to members of the Talawanda High School Senior class in recognition of their community service activities. 

•    Two $250 scholarships for participants in the Butler County Chiefs of Police “Respect for Law Camp,” 

•    and support for numerous other school and community programs.

The Lions Club also collected over 1,700 pairs of used eyeglasses from optometrists and opticians in Butler County and sent them to the Ohio chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH International) an organization that reconditions and distributes them to needy people around the globe. See collection locations at the bottom of this page.

Beyond the City of Oxford, the Lions Club provided 

•    a $1,000 grant for the Oxford Family Resource Center to assist their clients in carrying out daily activities, educational pursuits, employment and enjoying a better quality of life throughout the Talawanda School District. 

•    $3,000 award to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to provide low vision services, adaptive training, early childhood intervention, and other specialized services for clients of all ages in northern and western Butler County.

Thank you to the Oxford Community!  With your support, the Oxford Lions Club can be, as Helen Keller challenged all Lions Clubs in 1925, "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness".  

 

Oxford, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Locations

Oxford Opticians

39 W. High Street

513-523-6616

Thomas Hicks, Licensed Optician

 

Family Vision Center

127 Lynn Ave.

513-523-6339

Dr. Jeff Collins

 

Dr. Jack Bridge

5225 Morning Sun Rd.

513-523-2020

 

Oxford Senior Center

922 Tollgate Ave.

513-523-8100

 

Miami Savings Bank

475 McGuffey Ave,

523-7711

 

Family Resource Center

5445 College Corner Pike

Oxford Oh 45056

513-523-5859

 

Oxford Doughnut Shoppe

120 South Locust Street

523-9911

 

Talawanda High School, Talawanda Middle School, Bogan Elementary School, Kramer Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School

 

Hamilton, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Locations

Wing Eyecare

768 NW Washington Boulevard

513-896-8816

 

Steven Hogue, OD

2421 Pleasant Ave.

513-892-2020

 

Vision Source Hamilton

712 Dayton St.

513-887-1100

Dr. Thomas Nye

 

Fairfield, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Locations

Staarmann Family Vision Center, Inc.

2834 Mack Rd.

513-874-1718

 

Dr. Jack Bridge

1251 Nilles Rd. Unit #2

513-829-2132

 

Middletown, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Location

Advanced Eye Solutions

4102 Roosevelt Boulevard

513-425-0817

 

West College Corner, Indiana Eyeglass Collection Locations

College Corner Liquor Mart

100 Brookville Pike

765-732-3241

 

Framemaker Gallery

15 Junction Street

513-523-3111

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