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6th Annual ‘Lions in Sight’ collection (Jan. 24)

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Lions Clubs will be performing community service projects as part of the “Lions In Sight” initiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions Clubs play in their communities.

As spring cleaning gets under way, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and hearing aids and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

The glasses will be distributed to those in need within developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

Most recently, 5000 pairs of eyeglasses were distributed to villagers throughout the mountainous terrain of war-torn Afghanistan by Hawaii Lions Club members.

In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages, and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

The glasses will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions, Leos and other groups. According to the World Health Organization, the eyesight of approximately one-fourth of the world’s population can be improved through the use of a corrective lens.

Hawaii Lions collect eyeglasses year round and on this day, the Lions members will be out in force receiving your unwanted eyewear at Walmart and other locations throughout the state.

You may also place them in specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes.

In addition to the eyeglasses, hearing aids will be also collected, cleaned and tested for local distribution.

As part of the 5th Annual State-Wide “Lions in Sight” project, January 25, 2014 the Lions stationed at Kahala Mall from 10:00 am -2:00 pm will be offering FREE vision screenings! (Between Macy’s and The Walking Store). Hawaii Lions provides this service during the school year, however, not all Hawaii schools participate. This is a great opportunity to get children tested. Must be at least 3 or older (Grades pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, and 7). A parental permission slip is required to be filled out.

Lions are known for their commitment to being “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade against Darkness,” a challenging statement made by Helen Keller in 1925. Eyeglass collection is a year round program.

KAUAI ONLY for further info, contact Kelvin Moniz (808) 652-4737

OTHER ISLANDS, call Alice Kudo 456-7278 or email pback@hawaiiantel.net

Walmart Collection Locations 8am-2pm

Other Hawaii Locations 8am-2pm (unless otherwise noted)

OAHU

Kahala Mall – between Macy’s & The Walking Store ● 10am-3pm

Longs Drugs – Kailua ● 609 Kailua Road ● (808) 261-8537

Longs Drugs – Kailua ● 30 Aulike Street ● (808) 266-3222

Longs Drugs – Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center ● 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive ● (808) 235-6451

Longs Drugs – Manoa Market Place ● 2750 Woodlawn Drive ● (808) 988-2161

Longs Drugs – Wahiawa Shopping Center ● 925 California Avenue

KAUAI

Big Save Market ‐ Koloa ● 5516 Koloa Road

Foodland ‐ Princeville Shopping Center ● 5‐4280 Kuhio Highway

Ishihara Market ‐ Waimea ● 9894 Kaumualii Highway

Longs Drugs ‐ Kauai Village Shopping Center ● 4‐831 Kuhio Highway

Longs Drugs ‐ Kukui Grove Shopping Center ● 3‐2600 Kaumualii Highway #1100

MAUI

Lens Crafters ‐ Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center ● 275 W. Kaahumanu Avenue

BIG ISLAND

Kohala Market Day ‐ Across Hawi Post Office in North Kohala located under the Banyan trees ● 8am-12pm

KTA Super Store ‐ Hilo ● 50 East Puainako Street

LIONS CLUB OF KONA PRESENTS $10,000 GRANT CHECK

Recently the Lions Club of Kona worked more than 100 man hours, in a 4 hour timeframe, on a single community service project. This qualified them, under the Weinberg Friends program, to nominate a local charity organization to receive a $10,000 cash grant from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

The service project was a vision, hearing, health and dental screening held at Konawena Elementary School. The organization that received the grant was Project Vision Hawaii, to be used in Kona here on Hawaii Island.

The Lions Club encourages service-minded people to serve their community, as their motto states: We Serve. The Lions Club of Kona has been serving their local community for 80 years.

Project Vision Hawaii (PVH) is a non-profit organization that works with local community partners, volunteers and doctors to deliver free vision and health screenings statewide.

PVH promotes wellness to community members of all ages by identifying vision issues, early warning signs of blindness and guiding people to care.

— Find out more:
www.hawaiilions.oeg

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