Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. For more on Lions Clubs International, please visit www.lionsclubs.org
Here in Vassar, Richville and ReeseLions support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. We provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. We conduct eye screenings at events like the Winter Carnival held at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library; in January 2015, we screened 34 children resulting in 6 referrals to doctors for specific conditions. Additionally, we raise donations through campaigns like White Cane Week, SightFirst and SightFirst II.
Several of our service projects support the community in other ways. We conduct the Vassar Easter Egg Hunt giving away bikes and candy, we're on the midway of Vassar's River Fest with games of skill and chance, and we're at Pumpkin Roll with The Great Pumpkin and Soggy Scarecrow as targets for the water balloon catapults.