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Vision Programs (Return to Top)

In 1925 Helen Keller challenged the Lions Clubs of America to band together to SERVE the blind and needy with impaired vision. This wonderful woman with multiple handicaps called her inability to see the greatest of her limitations.

One of the first great steps was the White Cane, which makes the blind person more mobile and was proposed in 1927 by Lion George Bonham. The White Cane became not only a symbol stating that the user was blind but also a tool of sight-by-feel for the blind and near blind.

As concern for those with failing or lost sight grew over time, the cost of the new deeds of sight serving were outstripping many Lions Clubs financial reserves.

In 1951 in Monterey Park, California, the Lions invited their neighbors to share in the Club’s Sight-serving and to contribute to the Lion Sight Conservation Fund. This they did, on a day called WHITE CANE DAYS. (See below.)

Eyeglass Collection (Return to Top)

In addition to White Cane Days, the San Carlos Lions Club collects eyeglasses, throughout the year. These go on to help millions of people worldwide.

Donation locations include:

  • San Carlos Library, 600 Elm Street
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut Street
  • Tierra Linda Middle School Office, 750 Dartmouth Street
  • San Carlos Elms, 707 Elm Street
  • Church of Epiphany, 1800 Arroyo Street
  • Prima Printing, 1349 Laurel Street
  • CopyCopier, 1500 Industrial Road
  • Genetec, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco (10 locations)
  • Michael Tiernan Optometrist, 1225 San Carlos Avenue
  • Leslie Weil Optometrist, 1008 Laurel Street
  • All of Eyes on You, 366 El Camino Real
  • Family Eye Center. 1601 El Camino Real #302
  • Optometry@Redwood Shores, 303 Twin Dolphin #122,Redwood City
  • Spectrum Eye Care, 750 El Camino Real
  • Carlmont High School's Sojourn to the Past
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center
  • San Carlos Caring Cupboard
  • San Carlos Hometown Days

Vision Screening (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club provides the equipment and support staff for eye screening for students at San Carlos schools.

White Cane Days (Return to Top)

WHITE CANE DAYS continued to grow until thousands of Lions clubs were holding WHITE CANE DAYS fundraisers. This year the San Carlos Lions Club was located in front of Walgreens on El Camino and Glinda’s Fudge & more on Laurel Street.

Donations raised during WHITE CANE DAYS are used to support the Lions Eye Foundation, which provides eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them, eye surgery for those who cannot afford it and eye sight testing for children.

To support this, please donate your eyeglasses or donate to the San Carlos Lions Club.

Community Programs and Giving (Return to Top)

The Lions Club supports a wide variety of community programs, groups, projects and events.

To participate, become a San Carlos Lion or participate in any or all of the events below.

4H (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club supports 4H activities by purchasing animals at 4H autions, and provides funding the local 4H groups.

Adopt-a-Family (Return to Top)

Adopt-a-Highway (Return to Top)

San Carlos Lions Club members pick up trash along the freeway and at the Holly Street entrance to San Carlos on the first Saturday of each month. To participate, contact a Lions Club member and we will let you know the date and time of the next pickup.

Blood Drive (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club works with the Red Cross to sponsor a yearly blood drive.

To participate, check our calendar and donate.

Blue Star Moms (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Club Lions supports Blue Star Moms. The group sends care packages to service men and women. We collect donations at our monthly meetings. Donation items include:

To participate, bring donations to any San Carlos Lions Club member.

Boy Scouts (Return to Top)

Canine Companions (Return to Top)

Caring Cupboard (Return to Top)

In 1989 realizing a local need, the San Carlos Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs collaborated with the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Senior Center to create The Caring Cupboard food distribution program targeted at low-income seniors. The Caring Cupboard distributes $30,000 worth of food each year. Local volunteers, contribute hundreds of hours each month to make the program a success.

How does it work?

Twice a month, the group delivers a free bag of groceries to qualified recipients. To qualify you must be...

How do you sign up?

Register at the San Carlos Adult Community Center. Your registration is free and strictly confidential.

Chickens' Ball (Return to Top)

Chickens' Ball Skit (Return to Top)

For many years, the San Carlos Lions Club has participated in the longest running PTA fundraising event in the United States.

To support this cause, attend the San Carlos Chickens' Ball and cheer for the Lions Club skit.

Christmas Sing-a-long (Return to Top)

Community Support (Return to Top)

Easter Egg Hunt (Return to Top)

The Lions Club hosts a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt for the children of San Carlos.

Family Campout (Return to Top)

San Carlos Lions Club members cook hot dogs and hamburgers to support the San Carlos Family Campout event.

To support this effort, attend the event, or donate to the program.

Flags for San Carlos (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club proudly donates the American flags used by the City of San Carlos.

Donate to the club to support this service.

Goblin Walk (Return to Top)

Holiday Santa and Mrs. Claus (Return to Top)

Every year the San Carlos Lions Club teams up with the San Carlos Kiwanis club and Chamber of Commerce to offer a day of fun during the December Holidays. Santa and Mrs. Claus always shows up to greet the children. Everyone can donate toys the the Kiwanis Toy Drive, and non-perishable food to the Caring Cupboard.

Hometown Days (Return to Top)

Hometown Days Parade (Return to Top)

Junior Matrons (Return to Top)

Kases for Kids (Return to Top)

Leos (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club sponsors middle and high school students to participate in the Leos program. They are junior lions. The group hosts a number of fundraising projects to support various charity programs.

To support this group, donate to their projects.

Lions Club International Foundation (Return to Top)

Mahaney Hall (Return to Top)

Members of the Lions Club participate in projects to support Mahaney Hall. A member of the club sits on the board of directors for Mahaney Hall.

Mahaney Hall Pasta and Bingo Night (Return to Top)

Mural (Return to Top)

Night of Holiday Lights (Return to Top)

Peace Poster Contest (Return to Top)

Police and Fire Awards (Return to Top)

Rise Against Hunger (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club participates in the San Carlos Week of the Family by organizing a Rise for Hunger Event. As part of Service Day, local families create meals for over 3000 individuals.

San Carlos Chamber of Commerce (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club supports the Chamber of Commerce during the Art and Wine Festival by by working the Beer and Wine booths.

San Carlos History Museum (Return to Top)

Members of the San Carlos Lions Club volunteer their time working with the San Carlos Histroy Museum.

Sojoun to the Past (Return to Top)

Every year, San Carlos Lions Club members cook Tri-Tip to support Carlmont High School's Sojourn to the Past program. The program allows high school students to travel to tour Civil Rights locations and meet with other students throughout the US. Proceeds support travel expenses for the program.

To support this effort, attend the event, or donate to the program.

St. Anthony's (Return to Top)

Student Scholarships (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club supports education by offering a number of $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is available for any students planning to attend a junior college, four year college or trade school.

Student Speaker Contest (Return to Top)

Tech Trek (Return to Top)

Toys for Tots (Return to Top)

San Carlos Leos support the Toys for Tots charity by holding a toy drive.

Veterans Causes (Return to Top)

Week Of The Family (Return to Top)

Disaster Preparedness (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions prepare to help San Carlos residence in the event of a disaster.

Mahaney Hall Shelter (Return to Top)

In the event of a disaster, the San Carlos Lions are trained to run and maintain an Emergency Shelter at Mahaney Hall.

To support this cause, donate to the San Carlos Lions Club. See the Contact Us page.

Mock Disaster Drill (Return to Top)

Members of the San Carlos Lions Club participate in drills to prepare to bring Mahaney Hall into service as a local Disaster Relocation Site.

Red Cross (Return to Top)

Members of the San Carlos Lions Club work with the Red Cross to support our Blood Drive and Disaster Preparedness projects.

Fundraising (Return to Top)

To supports our projects, the San Carlos Lions Club has a number of fundraisers. 100 percent of all funds raised by these events go to our programs. None of the funding supports the club, club members or club overhead costs.

Crab Feed (Return to Top)

Each year the San Carlos Lions puts on a crab dinner for over 150 San Carlans. All proceeds to to support charitible donations made by the club.

To support this event, check our Calendar and attend.

Here's a slide show of the 2018 event.
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Hometown Days Candy Booth (Return to Top)

As a fundraiser, the San Carlos Lions hosts a Candy Booth at Hometown Days. The booth is staffed by our Leos and all proceeds go to Leos' projects.

To support this effort, stop by at Hometown Days.

Hometown Days Food Booth (Return to Top)

As a fundraiser, the San Carlos Lions hosts a food Booth at Hometown Days. The hot dog and hamburger booth is co-sponsored with the San Carlos Junior Matrons. Proceeds are split between the groups.

To support this effort, stop by at Hometown Days.

Placemat Ads for Fundraising Dinners (Return to Top)

To support the Lions Club Foundation, we create placemats for our fundraising dinners. Local businesses and individuals purchase ads on the placemats.

To support this effort, purchase one or more ads.

Tri-Tip Dinner (Return to Top)

Each year the San Carlos Lions puts on a tri tip dinner for over 150 San Carlans. All proceeds to to support charitible donations made by the club.

To support this event, check our Calendar and attend.

San Carlos Lions Club Committees (Return to Top)

Asset Management (Return to Top)

Beer and Brats (Return to Top)

This internal fundraiser support San Carlos Lions Club members and funds miscelaneous club overhead.

Benevolance (Return to Top)

The Lions Club provides support to families of deceased Lions members and others.

District 4C4 Convention (Return to Top)

Annually, the San Carlos Lions Club attends the disctrict 4C4 Convention. A club member coordinates logistics and activities.

Facebook (Return to Top)

Go to our facebook page to see club pictures of events and programs.

Greeters (Return to Top)

Lions Club members serve as greeters to guests at our meetings.

Holiday Gala (Return to Top)

Every year the San Carlos Lions Club joins with other local Lions Clubs and orginizations for a Holiday Gala.

House Committee (Return to Top)

This team supports the catering of our general meetings.

Installation (Return to Top)

Inter-club Activities (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions Club commonly joins with other clubs in the area to sponsor and support a wide variety of projects.

To support this effort, join the Lions Club and/or donate.

Lobster Feed (Return to Top)

This internal fundraiser support San Carlos Lions Club members and funds miscelaneous club overhead.

Newsletter (Return to Top)

The Lions Club periodically publishes a club newsletter.

Paint Night (Return to Top)

Peninsula Council of Lions (Return to Top)

Public Relations (Return to Top)

The Lions Club is constantly doing public outreach.

Scrapbook (Return to Top)

The Lions Club maintains a scrapbook of club events.

Social Events (Return to Top)

San Carlos Lions Club members schedule fun events for club members, prospective members.

To support this effort, attend one of our social events.

Speaker Program (Return to Top)

The committee identifies speakers for our club meetings.

Sunshine Committee (Return to Top)

Website (Return to Top)

The San Carlos Lions club members maintain this website.

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