Although Lions have historically been best known for their service to the visually handicapped, other servces are made available also. SOME examples are listed below and also found on previous pages of this site:
EYE GLASSES AND HEARING AIDS ARE NOT PROVIDED TO THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR OR WHO HAVE TITLE 19 (MEDICAID).
1. Eyeglasses and prescription examinations for needy students and adults are provided by our Sioux City Noon Lions Club to:
- K-12 students of the Sioux City Community Schools by contacting their school nurse, and
- adults by contacting the Center for Siouxland - 712- 252-1861.
Dr. Daniel Brodkey, optomitrist and his office assistant donate their time, equipment and services for this project.
2. Hearing Aids for those unable to obtain them otherwise are financed through our club’s charity fund raising efforts and the Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank. Chair Lee Chamberlain - 712-255-5809.
3. Recyling Glasses and Hearing Aids (those no longer needed or used) are collected and taken to Iowa City where they are collected from across the state and then taken to the national center for distribution to needy people throughout the world. Chair - Tim Jacobs at 255-3136.
EYE GLASSES & HEARING AIDS DROP BOXES LOCATIONS
The Sioux City Noon Lions Club and all Lions Clubs collect old and used eye glasses and hearing aids and share them with needy persons around the world. You can give them to any Lion or take them to a Lions drop box near you. Here are our present locations:
Dr. Daniel Brodkey ———————————5404 Morningside Ave.
Beth Bruening —————————————Dakota Dunes
Beth Shalom Synagogue————————— 8150 38th Street
First Presbyterian Church—————————608 Nebraska
Goodwill Industries——————————— 3100 West Fourth
Ideal Optical——————————————2513 Hamilton Blvd.
Dr. Kiernan—————————————— 1214 Pierce Street
Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel ———3220 Stone Park Blvd.
MidAmerican ————————————— 401 Douglas
Moran Optical —————————————2001 Hamilton Blvd.
Precision Optical ————————————420 Pierce Street
Riverside United Methodist Church—————617 Wright Avenue
Sam's Club (in near future many will have a Lions deposit box)
Shopco Optical—————————————Market Place Mall
Singing Hills Optical—————————— Singing Hills
Sioux City Optometric Center———————Terra Center
U. S. Post Office———————————Sergeant Bluff
Wal Mart Stores (many will have a Lions deposit box)
4. Leader Dogs are provided free to blind persons. The cost of training leader dogs is supported through our club’s charity fund raising efforts. Chair - Ann Hill - 252-4309.
5. Corneal transplants can be provided to those in need through the Iowa Lions Eye and Tissue Bank.
6. Iowa KidSight is a program we sponsor with the University of Iowa Hospitals. This program is designed to identify possible sight problems for children in pre-schools. See a previous page for details about IA KidSight and it's website. Chair - Tim Jacobs, 255-3136.
7. Contributions are given to various community agencies through our charity fund raising efforts and the number of agencies and amounts are based upon the success of our October Pancake Days, our major fundraising effort, and occasional donations and trusts.