Eyeglass Recycling

The LaVale Lions Club, like most Lions Clubs, collects used eyeglasses that are in good shape for distribution to areas of the country and other countries where access to eyecare and opticians is difficult or non-existent.Your donation of a pair of eyeglasses in good shape will bring corrected vision to someone who would not have it except for your thoughtfulness.

Eyeglass Collection Box Locations:

Country Club Mall - 1262 Vocke RD, LaVale

   One at  former Sears, Center Court entrance, and one near AMC Theatre

My Eye Doctor, 12101 Winchester RD, LaVale

LaVale Pharmacy, 1221 National Highway, LaVale

LaVale Library, 815 National Highway, LaVale

LaVale United Methodist Church, 565 National Highway, LaVale

Christ Lutheran Church, 1222 Vocke RD, LaVale

Park Place United Methodist Church, 80 National Highway, LaVale

Athey's Beauty Salon, 1313 National Highway, LaVale

UPMC Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, 12500 Willowbrook RD, Cumberland


Vision Screening Committee

While school is in session School Vision Screening Coordinator, Lion Gary Llewellyn, schedules screeners with dates, times, and locations. Locations include Head Start programs, Pre-K classes, health fairs and expos, and Child Day Care Centers.   

Convalescent Medical Equipment Committee

The LaVale Lions Club maintains a supply of durable medical convalescent equipment to lend to those in need.  If you are from the LaVale area and in need of a walker, wheel chair, commode chair, shower transfer bench, crutches, cane, footed cane, hoyer lift, or hospital bed, we may be able to help. The committee is chaired by Lion Steve Finger.  Call the LaVale Lions Club answer line at 301-729-4166 and leave a message with your name, telephone number, location, and items needed.  A Lion will contact you, usually within a day. Equipment distributed Monday - Friday 9:00 - 10:00  AM & 3:00 - 4:00 PM Concalescent Equipment Bulding, Lions Den at Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Road, LaVale 21502.

Eye Glasses 

LaVale area residents in need of eyeglasses through an optometrist can contact Sight Conservation and Eye Glass Chairman Elwood Glass by calling the Lions Club answer line at 301-729-4166 and leaving a message for Lion Elwood.

Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project

Affordable hearing aid program is available for residents who cannot afford expensive hearing aids.   Contact the Hearing Aid Program Coordinator, Lion Sunhe Price by leaving a message at the Lions Club Answer Line 301-729-4166.

Childrens' Christmas Clothing Shopping Spree

Each year the LaVale Lions partners with Cash Valley and Parkside Elementary Schools, to provide a clothing shopping spree for 20-25 children.  The selected childrens' parent/guardian provides a shopping list and the kids get to shop at Wal-Mart with Lion shopping partners.  Lion Rick Stewart chairs this project. 

International Peace Poster Contest

The LaVale Lions sponsor the Bishop Walsh School in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest for students age 11-13.  The club awards First and Second Place prizes.  The first place award is forwarded to the District Contest Coordinator to compete at the District level. Lion Steve Finger coordinates this project.

Reducing Hunger

Support for the LaVale United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Western Maryland Food Bank includes financial support, food drives,and volunteering at the Food Pantry and the Food Bank.

Helping the Environment

Protecting the environment is important and the Lions Club helps by recycling cardboard, metal, plastic, and aluminum from fund raising and service pprojects when possible.

The Environmental Affairs Committee participates in the State Highway Admininstraton Highway Clean-Up by sponsoring a section of National Highway.

The Annual Park Clean Up Day at Lions Field, Braddock Road, LaVale is scheduled for a Saturday near Earth Day in April.



Lions Clubs International News
Connect with Us Online