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Vision Screening for Autistic Individuals

Club teams with SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) and do vision screening for individuals with Autism.  

Knapsack Project and Presentation

Members prepared knapsacks for Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Center and Lighthouse Ministries. Knapsacks are for distribution to a child and are filled with pencils, notebooks, crayons, coloring books and stuffed animals. The club’s effort adds a valuable element as these organizations provide emergency needs for individuals in times of crisis. 

SC Lions Hall Of Fame

Lion Deborah receives award plaque from District Governor Cathy. Her outstanding service to and for derserving citizens personifies the drive and tenaciousness of a Lion. Lion Deborah is always seeking out ways and means to improve quality of life for individuals in need.  

Water For Emergency Shelter

As temperatures and humidity rises toward triple digits, water was donated to the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Emergency Shelter

Hygiene Kits


Members and guests assemble kits filled with basic first aid and hygiene items for homeless and a new shelter that acts as an emergency center for homeless individuals. Items include band aids, alcohol wipes, antibiotic cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small comb, pen, sewing kit, hotel size soap, hand wipes, etc. 

Cultural Awareness


South Florence High School Foreign Exchange Students from Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine and Turkey receives Certificate of Appreciation from Club President, Lion Waylon for presentations to club about their countries and cultural. 

Lions and Leos, Together In Service



Lions and Leos from South and West Florence High Schools made Christmas very special for 19 underprivileged and special needs children. Each child had breakfast provided by McDonald’s, a gift from Santa Claus, who arrived on a fire truck and a $100 shopping spree for items of clothing. 

30 Years and Counting

Lion Waylon, left, receives 30 year Membership Chervon from Lion Matt. A great Lion and long may he serve. 

Vision Screening Booth

Lion Deborah shared an idea for vision screenings in high light areas with Lion Waylon. Together they produced portal photo booth, pictured above, which allows for continual screening in areas with bright lighting. 

Recyling for Sight


Throughout the year, club members collect used eyeglasses and prepare for deliver regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Pictured are Lions Audrey (left) and Deborah (right) preparing for delivery.

International Recognition


Members presented knapsacks to Lion Deborah Sorenson received 2016-2017 International President's Certificate of Appreciation. The award was for outstanding work as the Eye Vision Screening Chairperson. Lion Deborah is personally responsible for the screening of over 5,000 children and adults.  

   The BLISS Ball


WFHS Leos acted as chaperones for BLISS Ball held at Calvary Baptist Church. The BLISS Ball is a prom type event for children and adults with special needs in the Florence community. It is for people who may not get the opportunity to attend a high school prom because of their disabilities. The theme for this year’s ball was “Under the Sea.” The goal is to make sure that everyone has the chance to experience a worry free ball without any limit to their enjoyment.