Support

The Oyster Bay Lions Club supports several local, regional, and national charities and initiatives. Continue reading below to learn more about some of the causes we've supported in recent years.

EYEGLASS DONATIONS

  • Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.

  • Used eyeglasses can be dropped off at the United States Postal Office located at 1 Shore Avenue in Oyster Bay. There is a bin near the front desk labeled "Lions Eyeglass Donations."

LIONS EYE BANK FOR LONG ISLAND

  • "The Lions Eye Bank for Long Island was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting corneal blindness. As part of the Northwell Health System, the Lions Eye Bank coordinates all of the activities necessary to recover, process, medically screen, and distribute donated eye tissue for transplantation, research, education, and the advancement of medical technique."

  • To date, the Lions Eye Bank has provided over 13,000 corneas for sight restoring or sight preserving transplants both on Long Island and in the New York City metropolitan area.

 

AMERICA'S VETDOGS

  • "The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to United States veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance."

  • The Oyster Bay Lions Club has donated tens of thousands of dollars to America's VetDogs over the past few years and has named a handful of service dogs in the process.

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND

  • "Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired from throughout the United States and Canada."

  • The Oyster Bay Lions Club has donated tens of thousands of dollars to GDB over the past few years and has named a handful of service dogs in the process.

CAMP SUNSHINE

  • "Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. Camp Sunshine's program is offered year-round and has the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical support. A bereavement session is also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness."

LIONS LEND AN EAR FOUNDATION

  • "Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Lions Lend an Ear Foundation emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved."

HELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

  • "Helen Keller Services enables individuals who are blind, have low vision, are DeafBlind or have combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. Our core values guide our work and performance as we deliver our HKS mission. We value diversity and are committed to equality. We embrace an environment where teamwork is paramount, we promote respect, accountability, transparency and integration. We strive for excellence through innovation and our commitment to accessibility. We are dedicated to working with each person achieving their desired goals towards independence, employment and quality of life based on their talents, preferences and aspirations."

LIONS CAMP BADGER

  • "The mission of Lions Camp Badger is to provide services that enhance the educational, vocational, personal growth and independence of differently-abled individuals."