We are a group of about 65 men and women dedicated to helping the less fortunate of our community. Each year we provide help totaling about $20,000. We are one of the most active clubs in Pennsylvania, well recognized for our service to the blind and other impaired individuals. In 2006 our club became one of five Lions clubs in Pennsylvania designated as a "Model Club" in Lions Clubs International's Campaign SightFirst II $200 million worldwide goal to fight blindness.
OUR MISSION- To help the less fortunate of our community (Big Beaver, Darlington Boro, Darlington Twp., Enon Valley, New Galilee, South Beaver)
What do you need to become a Lion? Just the following:
...Have a sincere need to help people.
...Be a respected community member.
...Be sponsored by a current Lion.
...Be approved by our Board of Directors.
...Serve on at least two committees.
We are very proud of the fact that all of our profits go back into the community.
Not one penny of the money we raise goes toward the administration of our club.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS WE HELP OUR COMMUNITY
"Adopted" Blackhawk Intermediate School by: conducting reading mentoring sessions ("Lion Listeners"), and also serving as substitute grandparents at "Grand Day"
Screening for childhood vision problems
Recognizing "Classrooms of the Month"
Provide clothing, eyeglasses and Christmas expenses for needy children.
Helped Blackhawk Intermediate School prevent student drug abuse.
Honor Blackhawk High School "Students of the Month", sponsored their LEO Club and give yearly scholarships.
Distribute Christmas Food Baskets to the needy
Transport the blind
Suppored The Lighthouse for the Blind.
Organize the Jack Wilson Memorial Fishing Derby
Darlington Days for the community
Haunted Barn for the community
Worked at the PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind.
Constructed wheelchair ramps
Provided exams/eyeglasses/hearing aids for needy
Give immediate financial aid to fire burnout victims