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SIGHT AND HEARING— our major priorities. We provide regular eyeglasses and hearing aids to needy and support other sight and hearing programs. We do not provide for those who are eligible or have Title 19 (Medicaid). 

We also support services as below:

CHARITY GRANTS TO TAX-EXEMPT ORGNAIZATIONS

The Sioux City Noon Lions Club is now offering Charity Grants to tax exempt organizations. Evidence of your tax exempt status is requried. Requirements and the application are below.

This application period begins Sept. 1. Applications must be received by October 1, 2011.

The maximum amount for any grant is $3,000.00.

All Charity Grant decisions are made by Sioux City Noon Lions Club Board of Directors.

To obtain a copy of the grant application, send a stamped, self addressed envelope to:

        Ann Hill, Treasurer, Sioux City Noon Lions, P. O. Box 5233, Sioux City, IA 51101

You may also obtain a copy by email attachment. Send your email address to:

         scnoonlions@hotmail.com            

Completed Grant Applications are to be sent by October 1, 2011 to: 

         Ann Hill, Treasurer, Sioux City Noon Lions, P. O. Box 5233, Sioux City, IA 51101

Lions Club Awards $17,000 in Grants - 2013-14

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Sioux City Lions Club recently awarded $17,000 in Lions Grants to 13 area tax exempt organizations. Among the 2014 awards was a $3,500 grant for the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind, a free radio reading service for thousands of radio listeners throughout Iowa. IRIS will use the grant for making reading services available to the sight impaired anytime online at iowaradioreading.org.

“IRIS has always been a great fit for the philanthropic interests of the Lions,” said Maryfrances Evans, IRIS executive director. “With this funding, IRIS will be able to reach many new listeners and volunteers in Northwest Iowa and beyond.”

Priorities in designating Sioux City Lions Club Charity Grants are given to sight and hearing services, survival essentials, diabetes awareness and education and services for community, youth, health and the environment.

Other 2014 grant recipients and uses are as follows:

Center for Siouxland, $1,500, prescription and medication assistance for uninsured and underinsured persons with health challenges; Community Action Agency of Siouxland, $1,500, vision screener camera; Connections Area Agency on Aging, $1,500, frozen meals for Sioux City homebound when other meal services can’t deliver during inclement weather; Friends of Sioux City Police Department, $1,500, identification bracelets for autistic individuals enrolled in the “Friends” program; Iowa Lions Foundation-Pocahontas Lions Club, $3,000, digital eye screening camera for Iowa KidSight preschool screenings; New Perspectives, Inc., $1,500, communication enhancement program; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, $1,500, community garden greenhouse; and The Salvation Army, $1,500, equipping apartments to reduce homelessness.   

The Sioux City Lions Club raises funds and offers services to promote sight and hearing health, support charitable organizations, provide annual college scholarships for high school seniors and conduct preschool vision screenings through the Iowa KidSight program.

Learn more at www.e clubhouse.org/sites/siouxcity/.

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Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application Requirements

Requirements to receive grant:
• A tax-exempt organization as defined under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
• Reside in the Siouxland Area which includes Sioux City and a sixty (60) mile radius from the city limits, unless another        Lions Club services that area.
• Maximum grant amount is $3,000.
• Application must be typed or printed and completed in entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• A copy of the determination letter as an organization defined under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
• Recipients of grants will be asked to a Sioux City Noon Lions meeting to discuss the project.
• Application is due by October 1t to be considered for grants issued in November.
• Acceptance of this application does not guarantee payment of a grant.
Grants will be presented at a Sioux City Noon Lions meeting and recipients will be expected to be present.
Priorities are as follows:
1. Sight and Hearing Services
2. Survival Essentials – Shelter, Food, and Clothing
3. Diabetes Awareness and Education Services
4. Community Services
5. Youth Services
6. Health Services
7. Environmental Services
8. Other
Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application 1
 
Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application Form
 
Date:
Name of Agency:
Address:
City, State, Zip
Contact Person:
Title:
Phone:
E-Mail:
Description of Project:
Total Estimated Project Costs: $
How will your project help promote Lions?
Attach any detailed documentation.
Grant requests from other sources:
Source: Amount:
Source: Amount:
Source: Amount:
I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that:
• The tax-exempt status of this Organization is still in effect.
• The information in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature:
Title:
Signature:
Title:
Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application 2
 
Iowa KidSight a cooperative sight project with the University of Iowa Hospitals — pre-school children are screened by taking pictures of their eyes and sending the pictures to the U of IA Hospitals for evaluation. Parents are notified if their child is found to need eye care. For more details see thttp://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/Iowakidsight/

Lion Steve Cogdill takes a picture of a pre-school child's eyes that will be sent to the University of Iowa Hospital where the picture will be examined to determine if the parents need to be encouraged to have their child's eyes examined by their local eye doctor.

*For further information see:

http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/IowaKidSight/index.htm

Recycling Eye Glasses,  Frames, Lenses & Hearing Aids — over 700 pairs of glasses and a number of hearing aids are collected and delivered to a Lions Eye Glasses Recycling Center during our year. Lions at these centers disassembe, measure, clean and inventory the various parts to be available for people of third world countries as VOSH teams determine what prescriptions are needed.

Iowa Lions Foundation — our club gives $1-2,000.00 to ILF each year to support services through our District and State organizations,to support serviced and institutions as:

* Iowa Lions Eye Bank - See http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/IowaKidSight/index.htm
* Iowa Cornea Research Center
* School for the Blind in Vinton, Iowa
* Iowa Society for the Prevention of Blindness
* See Center - Signing School for Hearing Impaired
* Iowa Hearing Impairied Camp 
* Mobile Glaucoma-Hearing Testing Unit

International Lions Foundation -  our club supports the ILF yearly to a total of $1000.00 each three years. Some members as well as others in the community contribute additonally. See the following paragraph and also see link on this website' s home page for world-wide efforts of ILF.

Scholarships — 3 high school seniors attending a Sioux City College are given a $1000 scholarship.

Project PROM — our four high schools receive funds and gifts for their drug free after prom parties through our Lions Club' s coordination and support of  donations by businesses and industries of our city.

Other Services are considered as needs are identified if funds are available and the club's board and members approve. See more information about our services on other pages of this website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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