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Pre-Father’s Day Spaghetti for Sight Plate Sale

Comments Off Written on April 4th, 2012 by
Categories: Eyeglasses, Lions, Sight

Spaghetti Boy
 
Treat Dad to a pre-Father’s Day Spaghetti Supper the day before his big day, and help us provide eyeglasses for the kids who need them in our local schools.

Join us on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Jimmy’s Family Pizza, 226 East Fest Street, between South Flores and Applewhite. (Map) $6 per plate for spaghetti, salad & garlic bread. Eat in or take out.

Purchase tickets in advance from any Lion or at Jimmy’s Family Pizza. Tickets also available at the door. Questions? Call (210) 201-LION or email spaghetti@southtownlions.org.

>>Click here to download a flyer.

Visit the Spaghetti for Sight program website for more information about this project.

What Lions Do: Fight Blindness and Preserve Sight

Comments Off Written on March 11th, 2012 by
Categories: Eyeglasses, Lions, Sight

 

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

This is the first in a series of articles explaining what Lions do for their communities. One common central goal for all Lions worldwide is preventing blindness and preserving sight.

In 1925, Helen Keller stood before the annual convention of the nascent International Association of Lions Clubs and spoke of her work with the American Foundation for the Blind, ending her talk with her now-famous challenge to us:

“The opportunity I bring to you, Lions, is this: To foster and sponsor the work of the American Foundation for the Blind. Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”

The Lions rallied to the cause and have taken up arms at every battlefront in the fight. From providing vision care and eyeglasses to those in need, to sponsoring vision screening clinics, to funding research and providing services and equipment to those with low vision, and even raising awareness about the causes of preventable blindness, like diabetes. Lions everywhere and through the years have committed themselves to preventing preventable blindness and helping the visually challenged lead healthy, productive lives.

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Stride for Sight Art Show & Fundraiser

Comments Off Written on February 28th, 2012 by
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LSRF and LVCT logosCome out and join the Southtown Lions as we show off 15 local artists in a show at The Friendly Spot. Local band Roy Knowles & The Ghost Tracks will provide the music. All funds raised go to the Lions Stride for Sight project, which supports the Lions Sight Research Foundation at University of Texas, the Mobile Eye Screening Unit, and the Texas Lions Low Vision Center.

Spaghetti for Sight

Comments Off Written on February 22nd, 2012 by
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Spaghetti BoyPlease join us for our Spaghetti for Sight Supper & Plate Sale on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Jimmy’s Family Pizza, 226 East Fest Street, between South Flores and Applewhite. (Map)

$6 per plate for spaghetti, salad & garlic bread. Eat in or take out. Purchase tickets in advance at Jimmy’s Family Pizza, or at the door

Going to Luminaria: Arts Night in San Antonio in nearby HemisFair Park? Swing by and fill up on a hearty spaghetti supper before the festivities!

Visit www.spaghettiforsight.org for more information!