At the 1925 Lions International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become Knights of the Blind.
Eyeglasses For Those In Need
Olympia Host Lions provides eyeglass for those in need through the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.
Olympia Host Lions club members also support the recycling and distribution of eyeglasses around the world through the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Find out where you can donate your old eyeglass and sunglasses at http://www.lionsnwlerc.org/contact.html and Click on Drop Boxes.
Low Vision Resource Center
The Lions Low Vision Resource Center is dedicated to advancing the independence of all persons experiencing low vision. Estimates are that low vision devices can help two out of three visually impaired individuals. Individual needs may vary from wanting to read or viewing a computer screen or television, to being able to view distant objects.
The Olympia Host Lions Club and donations from the public fund the Lions Low Vision Resource Center. Organizations and individuals in our community have donated the low vision devices in the center. The center loans or gives these aids to our guests.
Lions Low Vision Resource Center is currently located at 4315 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503. For more information, contact Margie Corier at the Lions Eyeline 360-790-8667. Open by appointment.