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Our projects are focused around the following service areas:

 

YOUTH, HUNGER, ENVIRONMENT, SIGHT, PEDIATRIC CANCER, & DIABETES

 

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What We Do:

 

  • Perform community service
  • Perform eye screenings in schools
  • Raise funds for Eye Bank research efforts, equipment, etc.
  • Support Community Programs
  • Support and Sponsor Senior Citizens Programs
  • Sponsor Syracuse Historical Museum
  • Assist local community through restoration and clean-up projects
  • Deliver eye tissue for Utah Lions Eye Bank 
  • Participate in Heritage Days Syracuse Pumkin Walk, & Night Out Against Crime
  • Collect / Recycle Eyeglasses
  • Perform fingerprinting services for Syracuse Police Department
  • Recycle metal / aluminum to reduce landfill waste

 

 

What local activities have we done?  Here's a small sample!

 

 1951  Sponsored local Children's Christmas Party annually for 40 years

 1952  Sponsored city-wide "Friendship Days" celebration

 1953  Constructed a tennis court on school grounds
 1954  Constructed a Bowery for local residens
 1955  Sponsored Syracuse Queen contest
 1956  Erected an addition to the Bowery
 1957  Construted bleachers and backstops for a baseball diamond
 1958  Sponsored a city-wide Christmas lighting contest
 1959  Sponsored numerous local citizens to various organizations
 1960  Constructed rest-room facilities and upgrades at local park
 1964  Sponsored publication of the "History of Syracuse"
 1965  Brought a circus into town; a resounding success!
 1966  Participated in City Clean-Up Day efforts
 1970-71  Built the Syracuse Lions Clubhouse; has since been sold
 1973  Sponsored movie at Clearfield High School
 1978  Collected & shipped 5,000 eye glasses for the Phillippines
 1980's  Provided numerous students with eye examinations
 1985  Sponsored 2nd Three-Ring Circus
 1989  Financed and erected beautiful flag display at City Cemetery
 1996  Financed/constructed veterans monument at Cemetery
 1997  Started annual Christmas Party for Seniors/handicapped
 1999  Sold Syracuse "landmark" blankets; proceeds to local Museum
 2001  Financed and installed a Chimes Clock near City Hall
 2003  Procured a pre-fabricated building to house museum artifacts

2004 - Present  Still going strong in service projects

2005 - 2016 - Varoius Projects

2017 - Raised funds for Guns & Hoses Charity Event

2018 - Sponsored scholarships for Syracuse Royalty Pageant Winners, raised funds for Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to help fight Diabetes, and assembled hygiene kits for Days for Girls organization

2019 - Sponsored Bicycle Maintenance/Rest Area on Antelope Island and participated in Syracuse Fire Department Open House

2020 - During COVID, collected recycable metal at curbside and followed Covid protocols

2021 - Perform eye screenings in schools, ran booth at Night Out Against Crime, held Paper Shredding event, etc., picked up trash along Gentile street, etc.

 

 BOTTOM LINE -- HELPING TO MAKE SYRACUSE BETTER!

 

Have any old eye glasses?  If so, please donate to any of the following collection points:

  1. WalMart 2228 W. 1700 S., Syracuse
  2. Community Center 1912 W.  1900 S., Syracuse
  3. Syracuse City Hall, 1979 W.  1900 S., Syracuse
  4. Hill Air Force Base (Eye Clinic)
  5. Hill Air Force Base (AAFES Base Exchange)
  6. Davis Hospital Eye Care Center
  7. West point Eye Center 81 N. 2000 W. (across from Smith's Super Center)

 

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