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Sierra Vista Lions Club: We Serve!

 

SEP 2020:

Collected 144 Pairs of Donated Eyeglasses (for eyeglass distribution and recycling programs) - The Sierra Vista Lions Club collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and hearing aids from collection boxes located throughout Sierra Vista. The glasses & cases will undergo further processing - usable ones for redistribution to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable ones are recycled.   

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

AUG 2020:

Collected 100 Pairs of Donated Eyeglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - The Sierra Vista Lions Club collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and hearing aids from collection boxes located throughout Sierra Vista. The glasses & cases will undergo further processing - usable ones for redistribution to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable ones are recycled.          

JUL 2020:

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for 6 Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During July, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 6 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Collected 96 Pairs of Donated Eyeglasses & Sunglasses (for eyeglass distribution &  recycling programs) - The Sierra Vista Lions Club collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and hearing aids from collection boxes located throughout Sierra Vista. The glasses & cases will undergo further processing - usable ones for redistribution to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable ones are recycled.

Determined Prescription Strength of 950 Pairs of Donated Eyeglass (for eyeglass distribution program) Sierra Vista Lions Club members used a lensometer to determine the prescription strength of donated eyeglasses; then packaged each pair of glasses according to prescription. The packaged glasses are taken up to the Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) in Tucson for further processing and distribution. Lions Clubs and other volunteer humanitarian groups give the glasses to less fortunate individuals in developing countries.

Eyeglass Washing, Sorting & Recycling (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Volunteers sorted, washed, dried and prepared used/donated eyeglasses for further processing. The prescriptions of usable glasses will be read at a later date; then the glasses are packaged according to prescriptions and taken to the Tucson Arizona Lions Recycling Terminal (ALERT) for distribution during humanitarian missions. Broken/unusable glasses are boxed up for recycling.

July totals were: 1000 single vision usable glasses; 250 double vision usable glasses; 1 box of broken/unusable glasses @ 30.31 pounds will be recycled.

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

JUN 2020:

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for 2 Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During July, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 2 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Eyeglass Washing, Sorting & Recycling (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Volunteers sorted, washed, dried and prepared used/donated eyeglasses for further processing. The prescriptions of usable glasses will be read at a later date; then the glasses are packaged according to prescriptions and taken to the Tucson Arizona Lions Recycling Terminal (ALERT) for distribution during humanitarian missions. Broken/unusable glasses are boxed up for recycling.

June totals were: 1500 single vision usable glasses; 350 double vision usable glasses; 1 box of broken/unusable glasses @ 19.26 pounds will be recycled.

Reading & Grading Prescriptions of 1,040 Pairs of Donated Eyeglass (for eyeglass distribution program) Sierra Vista Lions Club members used a lensometer to determine the prescription strength of 1,040 donated eyeglasses; then packaged each pair of glasses according to prescription. The packaged glasses are taken up to the Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) in Tucson for further processing and distribution. Lions Clubs and other volunteer humanitarian groups give the glasses to less fortunate individuals in developing countries.

Donation made to Peach's Pantry - The Sierra Vista Lions Club and Arizona Lions Community Service Project made a $200 donation to Peach's Pantry Inc. This organization was created to supply economically disadvantaged children in public schools in the Sierra Vista, AZ area with food for the weekend. Many cildren are dependent on free and reduced-meals provided at their public schools during the week and have little to eat over the weekend. The volunteers of Peach's Pantry, lnc. work in partnership with school nurses, counselors and staff to identify children at risk for hunger and to supply them with nutritious, self-serve food that will sustain them when school meals are not available.

Donation made to Lions Camp Tatiyee - The Sierra Vista Lions Club and Arizona Lions Community Service Project made a $200 donation to Lions Camp Tatiyee. Camp Tatiyee works to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a life-changing summer camp experience that promotes emotional health, independence, self-esteem, and confidence, entirely free-of-charge.

Donation made to Leader Dogs for the Blind - The Sierra Vista Lions Club donated $200 to the Leader Dogs for the Blind.  This Lions' organization provides guide dogs to clients who are legally blind, at least 16 years old, have good orientation and mobility skills and are able to care for a dog.  Thanks to sophisticated breeding, puppy raising and dog training programs, they match clients with a dog that best fits their lifestyle, travel pace, physical size, stamina and other considerations. They also provide a free training program that is personalized for each client.

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

MAY 2020:

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for 4 Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During July, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 4 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Eyeglass Washing, Sorting & Recycling (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Volunteers sorted, washed, dried and prepared used/donated eyeglasses for further processing. The prescriptions of usable glasses will be read at a later date; then the glasses are packaged according to prescriptions and taken to the Tucson Arizona Lions Recycling Terminal (ALERT) for distribution during humanitarian missions. Broken/unusable glasses are boxed up for recycling.

May totals were: 1200 single vision usable glasses; 200 double vision usable glasses; 1 box of broken/unusable glasses @ 19.4 pounds will be recycled.

Reading & Grading Prescriptions of 940 Donated Eyeglass (for eyeglass distribution program) Sierra Vista Lions Club members used a lensometer to determine the prescription strength of 940 donated eyeglasses; then packaged each pair of glasses according to prescription. The packaged glasses are taken up to the Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) in Tucson for further processing and distribution. Lions Clubs and other volunteer humanitarian groups give the glasses to less fortunate individuals in developing countries.

Awarded 2 Scholarships - The Sierra Vista Lions Club awarded scholarships (one for $1,000; the second for $500) to 2 very deserving Buena High School seniors. Funds will be provided to the accredited college/university the recipients will be attending and credited to their student account.

Collected 130 Pairs of Donated Eyeglasses & 32 Sunglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - The Sierra Vista Lions Club collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and hearing aids from collection boxes located throughout Sierra Vista. The glasses & cases will undergo further processing - usable ones for redistribution to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable ones are recycled.

APR 2020:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, activities for the month of April were canceled.

MAR 2020:

Collected 80 Pairs of Donated Eyeglasses & 18 sunglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - The Sierra Vista Lions Club collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and hearing aids from collection boxes located throughout Sierra Vista. The glasses & cases will undergo further processing - usable ones for redistribution to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable ones are recycled.

FEB 2020:

Reading & Grading Prescriptions of Donated Eyeglass (for eyeglass distribution program) Sierra Vista Lions Club members used a lensometer to determine the prescription strength of 950 donated eyeglasses; then packaged each pair of glasses according to prescription. The packaged glasses are taken up to the Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) in Tucson for further processing and distribution. Lions Clubs and other volunteer humanitarian groups give the glasses to less fortunate individuals in developing countries.

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During January, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 1 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

JAN 2020:

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

Presented Certificates of Appreciation to Daisy Girls Scouts - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club attended a Daisy Girl Scout Troop meeting and presented certificates of appreciation to the Scouts who assisted us with our AZ Service Rally Day Event (an ALERT Eyeglass Sorting).

1st Annual Arizona Service Rally Day - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club, Huachuca City Lions Club, Douglas Lions Club, and Tombstone Lions Club held an Eyeglass Sorting event and cleaned, dried and sorted useable glasses for further processing.  Troop leaders and scouts from Daisy Girl Scout Troop 2010 also assisted us during this event. 

Usable glasses are distributed to individuals in developing countries and the unusable glasses are recycled.

Many thanks to our volunteers for all your hard work!

      

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 475 students at 5 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Great Expectations Preschool, Sierra Vista Preschool, Stevenson Elementary, Tiny Tots Preschool, Wesleyan Preschool).  The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues.  The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Collected 98 Pairs of Donated Adult Eyeglasses, 16 Children's Eyeglasses & 17 Sunglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled. 

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During January, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 6 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

DEC 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 228 students at 2 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Sierra Vista Preschool, Village Meadows Preschool). The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues. The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Donated Christmas Stockings - The Sierra Vista Lions Club donated Christmas stockings to the youths at the local Juvenile Detention Center. 

Collected 139 Pairs of Donated Adult Eyeglasses, 24 Children's Eyeglasses & 15 Sunglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled. 

Annual Lions Club Christmas Party - Lions from  local Lions Clubs attended our annual Christmas Party.

        

    

Paid for Eye Exams & Glasses for 1 Economically Disadvantaged Adult - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During December, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 1 applicant to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

NOV 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 228 students at 10 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Clawson Elementary, Community Montessori Preschool, Community Presbyterian School, Faras Elementary, Joe Carlson Elementary, San Pedro Preschool, Sarah Marley Elementary, Sierra Vista Preschool, Town and Country Preschool, Trinity Preschool). The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues.  The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Collected 51 Pairs of Donated Adult Eyeglasses & 12 Children's Eyeglasses (for eyeglass distribution & recycling programs) - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled. 

Placed American Flags at Local Businesses - The Sierra Vista Lions Club raises money by selling annual flag contracts to local businesses and residences. Our Lions install the flag brackets and then place an American flag at the business/residence in the early morning and removes them by sundown. The contract includes 9 predesignated holidays throughout the year.  All monies raised goes back to our local and global communities.

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