Eyeglass Recycling - The Billerica Lions Club collects used, unwanted eyeglasses through multiple collection boxes located throughout the town of Billerica. If you have any old pairs of eyeglasses lying around your home, please take them to one of our collection boxes and we will recycle them and get them to a person in need. We have the honor of recycling the most eye glasses in the District! There are millions of people in developing nations that need glasses what a wonderful gift it is to give others the Gift of Sight! Check for locations below to drop off your glases.
Billerica Health & Wellness Fair - The Billerica Health & Wellness Fair which is very popular with everyone and the fair highlights how to stay healthy with personal, holistic, senior and recreational health. This is a non-profit event designed to exhibit what is available in the community for your health & wellness. Follow us on Facebook to get updated information.
Lions Lazarus Program -What is the Lazarus Program and how do Massachusetts Lions Clubs support the organ donor program? The Lazarus Program is one of the Massachusetts Lions sponsored programs and the purpose of the program is to promote the need for organ donations. Each year, the Lions of Massachusetts raise funds for the sole purpose of providing organ donor information to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles by providing organ donor cards. In addition, during 2003-2004 The Lazarus Fund board of directors in conjunction with other agencies created a video highlighting organ donation and provided that video to all Drivers Education Training schools in Massachusetts. Each year we continue to try to search out new and innovative ways to increase the publics awareness of the need of organ donations. The concept of the Lazarus Program was created by a resident of Maine, Ruth Farabee Clark. Ruth was diabetic and was an ardent promoter of the organ donation program and worked to change the laws in the State of Maine regarding organ donation as well as making the request for organ donations to the families of potential donors. Ruth Farabee Clark presented her idea to the Massachusetts Lions Council of Governors in 1986, and an effort was made to start the program in Massachusetts. Our 2013 President Joan Parcewski worked with the Billerica Board of Selectman to help proclaim April as Donate Life Month. For more information you can click on the Lazarus link.
Peace Poster Contest - Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than eight million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Every year the theme is different for the 2014-15 year the Peace Poster Contest is "Peace, Love and Understanding." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 are eligible to participate. Each year's art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture. Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of approximately 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world. Want more information just click on the Contest link.
Lions Youth Speech Website. The Billerica Lions Club participates in the MD333 Youth Speech Competition that provides an opportunity for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 to speak publicly and freely on a designated topic of general interest. The competition starts at the local club or school level and proceeds through several levels of competition ending several months later with a state wide competition. In between there are zone, region, and district levels of competitions where the winner of each level has the opportunity to proceed to the next level.
The competition is open to all students, including foreign exchange and home schooled students in grades 10, 11 and 12, provided they are sponsored by a Massachusetts Lion, Lioness or Leo Club. A student may participate in only one club level competition in a school year. Each club in the District may sponsor one student beyond the club level competition.
There are prizes and/or awards for each contestant at every level of competition. The prizes at the State Competition are $1,500 to the winner and $500 to each runner up. Prizes at other level of competitions are at the descretion of the clubs or District Governor.
The competition culminates with five statewide district winners vying fo rthe title of BEST IN THE STATE at the annual Lions State Convention. For more information click on this link.
The Locations for the Eyeglass Collection Boxes are listed below.
Lifecare Center of Merrimack Valley (Billerica, MA)