Programs We Support

Bonita Springs Assistance Office

BSAO At the Bonita Springs Assistance Office we believe in providing a “hand up” not a “hand out.” We extend the helping hand of assistance, while enabling clients to retain their dignity. We show clients who are able to work how to locate jobs and become productive members of the community. We specialize in working with elderly residents and families with young children.

Our mission is to provide temporary assistance to residents of Bonita Springs who have been affected by an unexpected crisis. Our goal is to foster independence and self reliance through education and by bridging the financial needs of the recipient.

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Lions Eye Glass Recycling

recycleAccording to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.

Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.
It costs Lions less than $0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.

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Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research


 We are leading the worldwide fight against blinding eye disease through our unique model — uniting the world’s largest Eye Bank, our cutting-edge Ocular Research Center, and our Foundation together to create the leading eyeinstituteinstitution for ocular science. We are advocates for the 45 million blind and visually impaired people across the globe, and our mission is to improve their vision and quality of life, and ultimately end blindness.

 

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Florida Lions Eye Bank

Lions Eye BankThe Florida Lions Eye Bank was established in1962 as a non-profit organization to provide donor eye tissue to ophthalmologists for corneal transplantation. Since then, nearly 40,000 people have received this precious Gift of Sight. The Eye Bank also maintains a highly regarded pathology laboratory for studying eye disease and also provides resources and tissue for teaching and research.

How We Help In Research Efforts The Florida Lions Eye Bank provides both funding and critical eye tissue used in research at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's Biophysics Research Center at the William L. McKnight Vision Research Center. The Eye Bank's Ocular Pathology Laboratory also adds the base of medical knowledge while helping to train future ophthalmologists. Over the years, the Eye Bank's has participated in numerous breakthroughs in the areas of biophysics, molecular biosciences and biomedical technology, as well as the development and invention of numerous ophthalmic instruments.

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Lions Center

The Lions Center was constructed in 1991 and provides an excellent meeting place for our membership, zone and district meetings. The Center is also used for our very popular "pancake breakfast".
This fund raising and social event for the community has continued since 1972. We consistently serve approximately 300 patrons each Saturday during the months of January through March.


CenterWhen you come out to any of our events, you will be supporting:

College Scholarships for local high school students
Lions Charitable Eye Clinic
Boy Scouts
Bonita Springs Assistance Office
Cafe of Life * Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Foundation for the Mentallty Disabled
Challenger Baseball League
Among many others

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Eye Clinic

In 2008, the Bonita Springs Lions Club elected to commit its resources to the creation of a free independent eye clinic.
The Club has been a leader in funding eye care in Lee County and surrounding areas, and the Clinic is an important expansion to its mission.
The facility, which is housed on the campus of The Bonita Springs Lions Club, provides comprehensive eye care for adults and children who fall below the poverty level and are uninsured.


ClinicWhen you come out to any of our events, you will be supporting:

College Scholarships for local high school students
Lions Charitable Eye Clinic
Boy Scouts
Bonita Springs Assistance Office
Cafe of Life * Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Foundation for the Mentallty Disabled
Challenger Baseball League
Among many others

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Lions Office

 The Bonita Springs Lions Club has received special recognition as the number one club in the world for our financial support for the Sight First II project.
We have been honored as a "Model Club" and humbly accept the recogonition and responsibility that accompanies this special acknowledgement.


LionsOfficeWhen you come out to any of our events, you will be supporting:

College Scholarships for local high school students
Lions Charitable Eye Clinic
Boy Scouts
Bonita Springs Assistance Office
Cafe of Life * Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Foundation for the Mentallty Disabled
Challenger Baseball League
Among many others

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We Serve

Our present membership of 140 members responds with enthusiasm to our motto "We Serve". Over eighty percent of our members consistently give volunteer hours of service.
The programs that we support are too numerous to include all of them; however, our distribution of funds focuses on programs that identify needs for the visually impaired.
Educational needs in our local schools and various community projects can count on the Bonita Springs Lions Club to lend a helping hand.


BoardRoomWhen you come out to any of our events, you will be supporting:

College Scholarships for local high school students
Lions Charitable Eye Clinic
Boy Scouts
Bonita Springs Assistance Office
Cafe of Life * Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Foundation for the Developmentally Disablede Developmentally Disabled
Challenger Baseball League
Among many others

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Youth Programs
Around the world, if we see a need, we fill that need. In 45,000 communities in more than 200 countries, Lions implement targeted, creative projects to meet the specific needs of local children – whether they're at risk for hearing or vision loss or can't afford to have their bikes repaired.

Our programs make growing up safer and healthier. Through Services for Children, we meet education and health needs. Through Lions Quest, we bring crucial life skills to classrooms. We also respond to issues that cry out for solutions and support – by bringing potable water to far-flung villages, building a home for street children in Sri Lanka. And through a number of other programs uniquely suited to match local challenges in communities around the world.

We bring young people together. Our Leo clubs inspire and support volunteerism and leadership in young people ages 12 and up by giving them the chance to learn, grow and serve by participating in community service projects.

We enhance their lives.
Every year, thousands of young people travel around the world to learn about cultures, customs and friendship through our Youth Camp and Exchange program.
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