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Sight Conservation

In service of our core objective as Lions, we help financially challenged individuals obtain eyeglasses and eye care services. For individuals demonstrating a clear financial need, we subsidize and/or obtain these services on their behalf through a network of philanthropic service providers.  Contact us for more information.
Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Recycling
Along with other Lions clubs around the world, we collect used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids, which are recycled and distributed to the needy, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Here in Coral Springs, the staff and clients at SarahCare Adult Daycare Center help us by sorting and packaging all donated eyeglasses.  Click Here for more information and how to donate your hearing aids or glasses. 
Diabetes Awareness and Screenings
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults, via a condition called diabetic retinopathy.   Early detection can put those effected by diabetes on the road to effective lifelong management of the disease, which can reduce the chances of irreversible damage to the eyes.  As a service to the community, our club provides free diabetes screenings and education in the community.  Contact us for more information about arranging a free diabetes screening at your location or event. 
All of our screeners have completed a certification training course by the Lions Multiple District 35 Diabetes Awareness Foundation, which was underwritten by an LCIF grant.  Our club's ongoing efforts are greatly subsidized by the Foundation, which depends on generous donations from Lions Clubs and community donors. Click here to learn more about the Foundation and its great work.
Back to School Shopping Spree
This community outreach program aims to improve the quality of life of elementary school children in our community who are at-risk and economically disadvantaged.  The program gives students the opportunity to begin the school year by shopping for $50 worth of back-to-school items that they otherwise would be unable to afford.  Participants, ages 6 to 10, are selected primarily by the Broward County Schools social workers from 10 schools in Margate, Coconut Creek, and Coral Springs.  They are accompanied by a Lions volunteer as they shop for their back to school needs.  For most of these children, shopping for school and budgeting their purchases is also a first time educational experience. Download a flyer for information about becoming involved as a volunteer or a donor.


In partnership with the Keep Broward Beautiful program, the Coral Springs Downtown Lions Club has been performing quarterly Adopt-a-Street clean-up events since 2009.  To serve our community and to help keep it GREEN, we team up with local volunteers to remove and recycle trash along Lakeview Drive, between Atlantic Boulevard and Coral Ridge Drive.  Volunteers are welcome!
Collection Drives
Starting in 2010, under the leadership of Immediate Past President Lion Jim Todd, Jr., the club's members collect a variety of food and household items each month for Broward County's Women in Distress program to assit victims of domestic violence.
Each November, the club collects nonperishible foods to contribute to the Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by the City of Coral Springs employees.  Support us in our partnership with the City of Coral Springs to nourish the bodies and spirits of those in need.
In advance of each winter holiday season, we collect toys to donate to Broward County's Kids in Distress program to uplift the spirits of abused and neglected children.
International Peace Poster Contest
Each fall, our club sponsors a Lions International Peace Poster contest at select local schools, among students ages 11 to 13. This contest encourages young people worldwide to artistically express their visions of peace.   Participants will use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the 2011-2012 contest theme: "Children Know Peace." The winner of our club’s contest may advance to additional rounds of judging at state, national, and international levels, to compete for the grand prize or merit awards. The international winner will receive an engraved plaque, a cash prize, and a trip to a special award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. Merit award winners will receive a cash prize and a certificate of achievement.
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