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The Hudson Lions Club is active in many local programs that benefit the community and the surrounding area. Listed here are some of the ways we volunteer our time and resources to help others. 
Recycle for SightEye Glass Collection

The Hudson Lions Club collects used eyeglasses throughout the year for processing at a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. Drop off locations in Hudson are:

Sam’s Club
Nashua Eye Associates
Kiwanis Club
Rodgers Memorial Library
Planet Aide
Hudson Senior Center

   
Operation KidSight is a statewide vision screening program for children 6 months to 6 years of age. Most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7. Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly.   
   
Many individuals throughout the world who are blind or who have severe vision loss use the familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom. Lions help increase awareness of this symbol of independence – and the laws governing its use – during international white cane events. In the U.S.A., October 15 is National White Cane Safety Day. The third week in May is White Cane Week. During these events, Lions help to educate the public about the aspirations, hopes and abilities of individuals who are blind or who have severe vision loss.
   
 
The Hudson Lions Club proudly sponsors the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest in Hudson schools. This art contest encourages our young people to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
   
Santa's Arrival Post Card The Hudson Lions Club invites you to Santa's Arrival on the Hudson Town Common. The tree lighting ceremony is followed by Santa visiting the Community Center where you can take pictures with him. The Lions will be on hand with fun activities for the kids and free vision screening for children & adults.
   
Red Cross Blood Drive Logo
 
The Hudson Lions Club organizes local blood drives to help in times of medical emergencies. Your help as a volunteer or donor would be most welcome and greatly appreciated. Please see our calendar of events for date, time and location of our next blood drive. Also visit the American Red Cross of New Hampshire for information on blood drives in your area.
   
Marilyn Richardson and Maria Vaccaro serving salad.Scholarship Dinner It's all hands on deck for the Alvirne High School Scholarship Awards Night. The Hudson Lions Club donates the food, prepares dinner and serves it up for graduating seniors, parents and faculty.
   
High School Senior ScholarshipSenior Scholarship The Hudson Lions Club awards five merit based $1,000 scholarships to graduating High School Seniors for excellent academic achievement. Applicants must be a Hudson resident and have been accepted to a school of higher learning. Senior Scholarship Application
   
Ron B. ScholarshipRon Boisvert Scholarship The Ron Boisvert Scholarship is a $1,000 grant awarded each year to a resident of Hudson, NH continuing their education in the medical field. Ron Boisvert Scholarship Application. 
   
Nashua Food Pantry LogoHudson Food Pantry 

Hudson Lions Club gives several thousand of dollars each year to the Hudson Food Pantry to provide meals for those who are having trouble making ends meet. Our members also donate food and other necessities as well as work many hours each week in the kitchen to help out wherever it is needed.  

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Roadside Clean-up 4 times a year the Hudson Lions Club takes it to the street by cleaning up a 4 mile stretch of route 3A, River Road, to keep our town looking good.  
   
   
   
Hudson Youth BaseballYouth Sports The Hudson Lions Club owns Lions Field on Water Street, the home field of Hudson Youth Baseball. Each spring over 500 children ages 5 to 12 residing in Hudson learn game skills, teamwork and above all have fun. The Hudson Lions Club grants use of the field to the league free of charge, sponsors teams and funds projects for field improvement and upkeep.   
   
Boy Scouts Troop 20Boy Scout Troop 20 The Hudson Lions Club supports the Boy Scouts with funding for community projects carried out by scouts completing requirements to attain their Eagle Scout badge.
   
Family Promise of Greater NashuaAnne Marie House Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House (AMH) supports the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable income, housing and transportation. We do this by providing safe and secure transitional housing, wholesome meals, transportation, continuing education and other support services, such as parenting and financial literacy programs.
 
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