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.
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."
"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.
"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."