Lions Club District 2-E2 Organ and Eye Bank – What We Do
How We Serve our Community
- We have established a Vision Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to those who need eye surgeries, cornea transplants, and other vision related assistance and who cannot otherwise afford the proper care.
- We maintain ongoing relationship with UT Southwestern Transplant Services for the advancement of soft tissue transplants. We work to establish new vision clinics throughout District 2-E2.
- We provide a Mobile Vision Clinic to the district, which can give basic eye examinations to areas not serviced by optical businesses, or where there is an economic challenge. We utilize a Mobile Vision Clinic for educational purposes throughout the district.
- We constructed a memorial Rose Garden in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens to honor donor and recipient families of transplant services.
- We conduct Annual White Cane activities to raise funds for the prevention of blindness and loss of vision. White Cane funds are critical to the ongoing success of the Organ and Eye Bank.
- We award scholarships to high school students who are winners of the Diabetic Essay Contest, which draws attention to the fact that diabetes can lead to blindness.
What is the Lions Club?
LIONS – Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services
Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Currently, over 1.35 million members in more than 200 countries. Since 1925, the Lions Club is best known for fighting blindness. Helen Keller challenged the Lions in 1925 to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” – and the challenge was accepted by the Lions Club.
Lions Club members also feed the hungry, aid seniors and disabled, and care for the environment. Lions serve the youth of our communities through scholarship opportunities, recreation, and mentoring programs.
The Lions Club Motto is “We Serve”
Lions Club members are at work in hospitals and senior centers, in schools, in regions battered by natural disasters, and in eyeglass recycling centers – helping, leading, planning and supporting.
Because we are local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities where we live. Because we are global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.
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