Eyeglass Collection Boxes
Donated, discarded prescription glasses are cleaned and labeled for power at central locations in the area and given to those in need in various parts of the world.
Glasses can be dropped off in Larchmont at:
Destination of Recycled Eyeglasses
Twice a year, a few members take thousands of eyeglasses collected by the Sound Shore Lion Clubs to the Lions Recycling Center in Trenton. They spend several hours there helping with the massive project of cleaning, sorting, testing, designating prescriptions and filling orders from humanitarian organizations around the world.
Vision Screenings on Hiatus Due to Covid
In 2019, 10 members of three Sound Shore Lions clubs screened 11 nursery schools for vision abnormalities that lead to amblyopia. Of the 680 screened, the camera detected 118 with abnormalities and the child was referred to a professional. Our club continues to search for profess-ionals who can examine some low income children pro bono. Nationally last year, Lions screened 57,000 children for amblyopia and made 8,000 referrals.
Lions Donate to Guiding Eyes
Each year Club members travel to Yorktown to present a check in support of Guiding Eyes, the premier guide dog school in the country. This year in Covid time a check for $1,000 was sent In August 2020 to the nonprofit, which last year graduated 170 guide dog teams. The trained dogs are given without charge to blind individuals, thanks to grants and donations. In pre Covid time, members of many Lions Clubs can view the kennels on presentation day and witness the graduation of several teams, who spend two weeks bonding by living together at the Center.
In spite of the difficulties in fundraising during the pandemic, our club sent a check in August/2020 of $1000 to the family Vacation Camp for the Blind in Rockland County.
DINE OUT FOR CHARITY in 2021
Enjoy a $10 steak dinner or lunch at Sedona Tap House, Mamaroneck, on Mondays in June in support of Cancer Support Team. For each dinner served, the charity will receive $4 matched by the Lions Club up to $1,000. Other beneficiaries in the coming months are LMCTV in September, the Girl Scouts in October, and the Foundation of the LarchmontMamaroneck Lions Club in November.
Westchester Lions Clubs and the Fuller Center hosted a clothing drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester at the Gateway Shopping Center (Kohl's) in Port Chester. The mall is managed Lion David Zimmerman, president of the Eastchester Lions Club.
Members volunteered to join the Community Research Center (CRC) and the Girl Scouts in their clean-up of Mamaroneck's Columbus Park.
Victims of the massive fire in Port Chester received clothing and household supplies donated by several Lions Clubs in the area. Lions Jim Killoran of the Fuller Center and our president Phil Oldham spearheaded the drive which involved several neighboring clubs and a Go-Fund-Me account.
Volunteers also participated in a coat/boot drive at St. John's Church, Larchmont.
MONTHLY LUNCH MEETING
First Thursday of each month
June 3, 2021
In person at Orienta Beach Club!
Speaker: George Latimer, County Executive
Reserve with Phil Oldham, $25
MONTHLY EVENING DINNER MEETING
Third Thursday of each month
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Zoom meeting 7PM-8:15 pm
To join either meeting, contact
Phil Oldman for details
The Lions international annual worldwide competition for children 11-13 encourages them to express their vision of world peace through art.
The theme for the current year is “We Are All Connected”
The winning posters from each school advance through the district, the state of New York and, then to international levels of competition, with the international winner announced at a United Nations event in Spring 2022.
In the competition last year, we had a “virtual” announcement on November 6, 2020 of the area’s local winners. In attendance were the student winners and runner-ups, their teachers, Westchester Legislator George Latimer and Lions Diane Oldman and Laura Saravia Bott chairpersons.
Local winners, Astrid Masson’s and Micah Deckinger placed second and third among the 45 Clubs in the Lions regional district.