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 over 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 over 70 years we've put on, Oxford's Annual Halloween Parade for children- Uptown!

In 2022, 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 $25,000 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.

•    $1,500 donation to Talawanda & Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS) formerly Oxford Community Chice Food Pantry.  

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

•    $1,500 to the St. Mary's backpack program to distribute weekend food bags for children in need.

•    $2,000 to Oxford Parks and Recreation for scholarships to pay for swim lessons for needy children.

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

•    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 $2,000 donation to 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



Family Vision Center

127 Lynn Ave.



Oxford Senior Center

922 Tollgate Ave.



Somerville Bank

5200 College Corner Pike



Miami Savings Bank

475 McGuffey Ave,



Family Resource Center

5445 College Corner Pike



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



Steven Hogue, OD

2421 Pleasant Ave.



Vision Source Hamilton

712 Dayton St.



Fairfield, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Locations

Staarmann Family Vision Center, Inc.

2834 Mack Rd.



My Eye Dr.

1251 Nilles Rd. Unit #2



Middletown, Ohio Eyeglass Collection Location

Advanced Eye Solutions

4102 Roosevelt Boulevard




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