Books N Blankies – We awarded $500 to them in July. They provided assistance to 25 women, and their children, in the Healthy Families of Solano County Program. They promote early care, nurturing, and education of children. Founded by Bethany Donato, Books N Blankies was started with the mission of promoting literacy through educational services and resources for mothers. Designed to empower them in creating a better future for their children through reading and bonding, her vision is to create a positive and loving environment for children to learn in and take steps toward being successful in school at a young age - putting feet on the right path early on.


Vallejo Outreach / Shoe Donation – We provided $500 to them which enabled them to buy shoes for disadvantaged children. In addition, many Lions donated themselves. Furthermore, we offered free eye screenings at the event.


Lions for Canine Companions – They train dogs to assist the disabled. We donated $1000.


Community Arts Foundation / Visions of the Wild – This is one of their programs for children. We gave them $250.


The Leaven – They provide after-school tutoring and mentoring. We provided $500.


Che’Lu Car Club – They worked with the Vallejo Police Department on the Christmas Shop with a Cop program. They helped 50 under-privileged children to buy presents for their family. We gave $1000.


Caminar – Caminar was built on a commitment to improve community-based support services and opportunities for people with disabilities to live and work in the community.  We gave them $500.


Meals On Wheels  We provided them with $500. Meals on Wheels of Solano County has been delivering meals to homebound seniors in Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville and Vallejo since 1977. Meals on Wheels of Solano County provided an average of 13,000 meals a month from July 2015 to June 2016 for seniors living in our community. Collectively, our wonderful volunteers and staff visited and checked on our seniors on a daily basis.


Christian Help Center – They provide shelter and food to the homeless. We gave them $500.

Lions Warehouse – The warehouse at 1404 Lemon Street needed repairs. We provided $750.

Rebuilding Together Dinner – We bought a table for 8 at a cost of $240.

Sister City Dinner – We bought a table of 8 at a cost of $300


Eye Screenings – The Executive Lions conducted four eye screenings over the last six months. We provided services to 300 children / parents. The events were – Vallejo Outreach on July 16, 2016 at the Vallejo Waterfront;  Children’s Wonderland on September 10, 2016; Polly Klauss on October 22, 2016 at the Vallejo Waterfront; and Lincoln School on October 25, 2016.




The mission of Lions In Sight is to promote the collection of used eyeglasses for the purpose of recycling and use in developing nations worldwide and to provide no cost primary eye care to the needy and low-income citizens in economically disadvantaged countries. This care is provided either through clinic missions or through established LIS permanent clinics. No-cost, comprehensive eye examinations are performed by a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist. A coalition of Lions Clubs in the United States and abroad, collect, neutralize/measure and dispense the used eyeglasses at no cost to visually challenged needy people. We are dedicated to bringing basic eye care and eyeglasses to a world of people in need.

The Lions In Sight Warehouse is located at 1404 Lemon Street in Vallejo, CA. It has been remodeled and enlarged since the fire in 2001. The warehouse is staffed by Lions volunteers and it is generally open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm most week days. PDG Walter Griffin is the Warehouse Manager.

Lions Lee and Maggie Gile supervise the Receiving Department at the Warehouse. Lion Ray Petersen of West Berkeley Lions Club also works in the Receiving Department on Thursdays. It is best to call the warehouse at 707-648-2306 to insure that it is open to receive shipments.

Lions Carl Langhorst and Robbie Robinson supervise the Shipping/Distribution Department. They sort and box eyeglasses for clinic missions and distribution to Lions In Sight Permanent Clinics and other non-governmental/nonprofit organizations around the world.

We need more volunteers in order to maintain the Monday through Friday hours. So if you would like to volunteer, please call the warehouse.

Clubs are encouraged to come as a group to sort glasses. Weekend days can be arranged to accommodate groups that cannot make it on weekdays. The warehouse staff will provide food and drink, will work you hard and send you home smiling.



LPCCI is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 to educate, raise funds and to seek puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence.

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Since its humble beginnings, LPCCI has grown in membership and support from Lions Clubs in just two states to 35 states across the nation. Currently LPCCI has 17 Area Directors and 68 Trustees working to create awareness and provide support for CCI. Lions and Lions Clubs contribute to LPCCI through Life Memberships, Club Memberships, awards, sponsorships, fundraising, puppy raising, and volunteering. Our goal is to have representation and support in all 50 states across the nation.

Types of Assistance Teams:

Service Teams - Adults and adolescents with physical disabilities who work with a Canine Companion to extend their abilities and utilize the dog to perform physical tasks such as pulling a wheelchair and retrieving dropped items.

Skilled Companion Teams - Three part team comprised of child or adult with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities, a primary caretaker, and a Canine Companion who helps with physical tasks and creates a bond of companionship, affection and love.

Facility Teams - Adults who work as rehabilitation professionals,
caregivers or educators and utilize a Canine Companion to improve the mental, physical or emotional health of those in their care.

Hearing Teams - Adults who are hard of hearing or deaf who use a Canine Companion to alert them to everyday sounds such as doorbells, alarm clocks and smoke alarms.



Visions of the Wild: UNTAMED, was on exhibit at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum gallery in conjunction with U.S. Forest Services’ Visions of the Wild Festival of Art and Culture.

Co-curators, Susan Schneider & Deanna Forbes selected works for the exhibit including paintings, prints, and drawings by invited Bay Area artists: Linda Benjes, Kristina Branch, Lisa Esherick, Deanna Forbes, Betsy Kendall, Joe Oddo, Marc Pandone, Tim Ray, and Brian Rothstein, Susan Schneider & John Wehrle.

Visions of the Wild: Untamed explores works that reveal in some way common aspects of nature’s wild in the urban setting that very often are unwelcome or taken for granted, or seen as banal, and yet, are indomitable and ubiquitous.



Vallejo Outreach was formed to provide the underprivileged and underserved of Vallejo and the surrounding community with goods and services to support them in their efforts to lead positive, productive lives. The three pronged approach includes distributing emergency resources such as food and clothing to help ease immediate pressures; empowering individuals to experience resiliency in the face of adverse circumstances by training them to manage their lives in a personally fulfilling and productive manner; and facilitating networks amongst community agencies and businesses to respond to material, physical and social needs of individuals and families in distress.

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