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Blood Drive   May 27, 2022 at the Envision office

he Blood Drive was a success!! 31 out 32 appointments were filled and several non Lion individuals also participated. We had several Boise Bench Lions, Envision Staff and at least two other clubs, Boise Vista and the Meridian Lions. ROAR

 

Idaho Veterans Home

Lions Liz and Henry Cardinale delivered needed items for the residents at the Idaho Veterans Home in February, 2022.  The club has been involved with the home for several years doing different activities such as landscaping and painting a gazebo, serving dinner, Liz bakes cookies for them and donating "stuff".  This time the club donated 2 books,50 lottery tickets,12 pairs sweat pants,,3 shirts, 3 hoodies and 24 pairs of gripper socks.  Watch this page for a reallly cool future donation.

 

Food Bank

The club sorts, bags, boxes or whatever, food at the Idaho Food Bank monthly.  The Idaho Food Bank works with over 450 partners through out the state and provides 100 thousands of meals annually.  We help pack 3100 pounds of elbow pasta during the February 2022 event.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Boise Valley Lions Team which had several members from Boise Bench, Boise Vista and Star Lions and Sentsy participated in the Walk on October 2, 2021 in support of the Alzheimer's Association.  

We had two raffles to raise money for Lions Envision Sight and the winners were drawn on August 18, 2021

The 2021 Gourmet Dinner Raffle Winner is Lion Nancy Anno

The Quilt Raffle had a couple of other prizes too!!!

Quilt: BB Lion Del Motz
BSU Game tickets: Marilyn Delsing
Wind Catcher: BB Lion Patty Frison
Wishing Well Planter: BB Lion Nancy Anno

Congratulations to all the winners and the biggest winner is Envision with the Eye Bank, Vision Clinic, recycling eyeglasses, vision and hearing screenings and personal assistance program for eye surgeries and hearing aids!!!!!!

 

 

 

Found Kids Booth at the Western Idaho Fair  August 20 to 29, 2021

After a year’s absence, due to no Western Idaho Fair, the Boise Bench Lions staffed the Found Kids Booth.  We volunteered from noon to 11PM and have been doing this project since 2014.  Parents or guardians can bring their kids to the booth to be registered.  This year 1042 kids got a numbered arm band and record contact information for the parent or guardian.  Bench Lions logged 291 volunteer hours during the Fair.  If the kids are separated from the adults, they can go to any security staff or vendor and will be brought back to the booth.  We or security will contact the adults to recover the kids.  We often end up with unregistered kids who are reunited with the adults, so it all works out in the end. (Occasionally, an adult shows up as they get lost too.

 

 

 

 

Reading Glasses at the Boise Public Library

Yes, if you are at any of the Boise Public Library's branches or main library you can obtain a pair of readers, complements of the Idaho Lions.  This project is spearheaded by our very own Lion Henry as another member of the team read a short article in Lion Magazine about a club providing readers.  The Boise Public Library has had a limited supply of readers and now is able to expand the program thanks to the availabilty of lots of readers at Envision.  Kudos to the Eye Glass Sorting team.  Pictured is the box in the reading area of the Bown Crossing branch.

 

 

Eyeglass Sorting

Boise Bench Lions spend time every week at the Envision Office, sorting and distributing donated used eye glasses.  This is recycling for good, and many people in 3rd world countries benefit from the donation of these glasses, usually distributed through medical missions.  The typical year sees upwards of 80000 pairs of glasses from Idaho, ROAR!  Over 108000 pairs were sorted in fiscal year 2019-2020

 

Vision and Hearing Screenings

The Boise Bench Lions are proud to be able to offer Vision and Hearing Screenings at local schools.  The methods have evolved over the years to we now are able to use electronic vision screeners which are a lot faster and easier to use than charts of various sorts.  We also are able to use portable audiometers for school screenings. 

Copy and paste this link to view a video about vision screening   https://youtu.be/7EuuouwHvz0

 

 

 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace partnership

Newest partnership for the Bench Lions in 2017.  The club has built some beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace and will be also active in delivering and setting them up,  We were all surprised by the sheer need for beds.The Bench Lions and Sleep in Heavenly Peace have an ongoing  working relationship. The club delivers and assembles beds for families in the area in need of beds. Several Lions inspected recently built beds to get them ready for delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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