Spring Valley Lions Club Projects

American Cancer Society - Relay for Life

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Blind Community Center
1805 Upas Street - San Diego, CA  92103
(619) 298-5021

The mission of the Blind Community Center is to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired adults and children, preparing them for a normal, active life in a society that is principally sighted.

We provide an environment for personal growth, social integration and interaction, and the development of individual skills and talents. Through sharing, caring, tolerance and respect, participants develop a sense of family and community.

City of Hope Medical Center
1500 East Duarte Road - Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 256-HOPE (4673)

City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies.

For nearly 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Ear of the Lion
850 San Jose Ave. Suite 115 - Clovis, CA 93612
(800) 327-8077

The Hearing Foundation provides patient treatment for hearing impaired, medical research into causes, treatment and prevention of deafness,and public education on hearing conservation

Heaven's Windows
2820 Via Orange Way, Suite W
Spring Valley, CA 91978
(619) 741-1180
Heaven's Windows is a community resource network that strives to build bridges for the mutual benefit of our community. We aid struggling families, seniors, homeless individuals, and children with free groceries, meals and diapers.
Works in partnership and collaboration with agencies and organizations that provide emergency and basic assistance to our residents in need.

• Provide assistance using resources with; free food distribution, child nutrition programs, job training and referrals, educational opportunities, community service and mentoring, housing referral, and promotion of free community events.

• Serving; homeless single men and women, families, children, youth, seniors, students, immigrants, and refugees in San Diego County.

Lions Baseball Tournament
The Oldest, Biggest and Best High School Baseball Tournament in the USA
2021 Lions Invitational Baseball Tournament
March 29 - April 1, 2021

Lions Camp Jack

Lions Camp Jack is the dream of its founder, Jack Wyatt, a member of the San Diego Downtown Lions Club since 1969.

Jack's dream was to provide a summer outdoor experience for San Diego's at-risk youth. The goal is to provide a safe and fun-filled one-week vacation away from their regular surroundings, to build and perpetuate a friendly relationship with law enforcement personnel and to reinforce moral and ethical values and community responsibility.

The dream became a reality in 1996 and has been growing stronger each year, with plans for year-round activities. Campers enjoy such activities as Archery, Arts and Crafts, Aquatics, Creative Arts, Hiking and Exploring.

Lions Flag Days

In 1969 a kindergarten teacher in Cupertino became appalled to the attitude of many in the community concerning respect for the flag of our country. She did many things in her classroom to instill patriotism in her students, but the progress was very slow. She appealed to her husband, a member of the Cupertino Host Lions Club, to assist her in her quest for a newfound show of respect for Old Glory. She was Margaret Richter, wife of Lion Al Richter who would seek and win the office of District Governor of District 4-C6. Lion Al was a gentleman with lots of energy and new ideas – ideas that he was afraid to share and make come to fruition.

The Lions Flag Day started in that kindergarten having approximately 20 students. The students learned about the early years of America and the feeling of patriotism among its citizens of that era. They dressed in red, white and blue one day in February, the month of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. At the conclusion of the day, Mrs. Richter distributed small American flags on short staffs. Other teachers in other schools within the school district heard about the program that she was using and started in a similar manner.

Lions Recycle for Sight

Lions In Sight

The mission of Lions In Sight is to promote the collection of used eyeglasses for the purpose of recycling and use in developing nations worldwide and to provide no cost primary eye care to the needy and low-income citizens in economically disadvantaged countries. This care is provided either through clinic missions or through established LIS permanent clinics. No-cost, comprehensive eye examinations are performed by a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist. A coalition of Lions Clubs in the United States and abroad, collect, neutralize/measure and dispense the used eyeglasses at no cost to visually challenged needy people. We are dedicated to bringing basic eye care and eyeglasses to a world of people in need.

Lions Optomtetric Vision Clinic
1805 Upas Street - San Diego, CA  92103
(619) 298-5273

The Lions Optometric Vision Clinic (LOVC) was created in 1963 as a service project, with the support of the local San Diego County Lions Clubs in California. The first clinic was located in the Blind Recreation Center and later moved to its own clinic below the center. The LOVC was established to provide vision care to individuals in our community that could not otherwise afford adequate care. This service has provided eyeglasses to over 10,000 individuals. More than 200 San Diego agencies currently refer patients to the clinic. Each patient must meet certain criteria in order to receive benefits from the clinic. It has been the tireless effort and dedication of volunteers from the Lions Club and the San Diego County Optometric Society that have made this a successful project.

In August 2000, the clinic moved to its present location on the Third Floor of the newly built Blind Community Center on Upas Street. The clinic has two fully equipped exam lanes for optometric examinations. The most modern optical instruments and professional diagnostic equipment available at the time was purchased through donations of Lions International Foundation, the San Diego County Optometric Society and Lions Clubs of District 4L6, as well as individual donors. The clinic is staffed by three employees, an Office Manager, an Optician and an Optometric Assistant. The members of the San Diego County Optometric Society volunteer their professional services and time Monday through Fridays. Complete optometric care is available including examination for lenses, dispensing glasses, glaucoma and other eye health screenings, evaluation for low vision appliances and consulting services for other related vision problems.

Monarch School

The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.

Monarch School provides an excellent academic and supportive environment in which any student in San Diego County who is impacted by homelessness will receive a rigorous education and grow personally to become a highly motivated, contributing member of society.

San Diego Center for the Blind
Vision Rehabilitation Services That Rebuild Independence
5922 El Cajon Blvd - San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-1542
1385 Bonair Road - Vista, CA  92084
(760) 758-5956

San Diego Center for the Blind (SDCB) provides the first step toward adjustment to vision loss through its comprehensive and specialized rehabilitation program. These services greatly impact the vision impaired individuals’ response to his or her disability and their ultimate return to an independent lifestyle in their community. Accurate and timely rehabilitation efforts will facilitate the individual's adjustment to their vision loss.

Spring Valley Little League

Spring Valley Little League Website

Fourth District Student Speakers Contest

2020-2021 Speech Topic
"Distance and OnLine Learning - Pros and Cons"

The "Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc." is a California nonprofit corporation administered by a board of directors and 15 trustees. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to augment the prizes awarded to the winners of the California Multiple District Four Student Speakers Program.

This year the Foundation will provide scholarships totaling $103,500.00. From this amount, each of the fifteen District winners will receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, each of the four Area winners will receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship.

The assets of the Foundation are invested primarily in federally insured, term accounts to provide the highest rate of return obtainable with maximum guaranteed security for the assets of the Foundation. With this investment policy and with additional income provided through contributions to the Foundation, the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc. will be able to continue its annual support of the scholarship awards program.

Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

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