EYEGLASSES COLLECTION

Lions international and the Maple Grove Lions actively collect used eyeglasses for redistribution to people who otherwise would not be able to afford corrected eyesight.  For more information and information on where to drop off your old eyeglasses, click here.

 

Since 1917, Lions have served the world's population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1,436,487 members serving in more than 44,500 clubs in over 180 countries and areas, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks are established and supported by Lions, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research facilities. In their local communities, Lions provide free, quality eye care, eyeglasses and optical aids. But the Lions are not limited to those activities. Read on to see other examples of involvement by The Maple Grove Lions.

Sponsorships and Funding

 

Maple Grove Lions Scholarship Program
C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf
Camp Courage
Boy Scout Troop 584 in Maple Grove
Medical Expenses for Local Citizens
Computers for Seniors
Computers for School District 279
High School Marching Bands - Osseo/Maple Grove
High School Swim Teams - Osseo/Maple Grove
High School Newspapers - Osseo/Maple Grove
Senior Citizen Dances
The Dixie Cats Band
Various projects for:
  Maple Grove Fire Department
  Maple Grove Police Department
  Maple Grove Community Center
The Maple Grove Dande-Lions Club
  (MG Lions charter sponsored)
Lions Park at MG Community Center (June, 1997) 

 

Fundraising Activities


Charitable Gambling

Donations from local businesses  
Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Annual Belgian Waffle Breakfast

Biannual Antique Show and Sale
Community Benefit Dinner
Holiday Craft Show
MGCO Breakfast with Santa
Annual Lions Corn Roast in conjunction with Maple Grove Days

 

Community Service Projects


Eye Exams and Eyeglasses for children in need
Hearing Exams and Aids for people in need
World Lions Service Day Community Food Drive
Annual Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

Support for Courage Center and Camp Courage

Emergency Relief for residents of Maple Grove and surrounding communities

Minnesota Lions Eye Bank Tissue Transportation
  Foundation at Mall of America
Christmas Baskets for needy families

Maple Grove Ambassador Program

District 279 Foundation
Osseo Lions Roar - parade unit
Maple Grove - parade unit

 

District and International Projects


Minnesota Lions Eye Bank and Children's Clinic
Relay for Life (Cancer prevention)
Minnesota Lions Hearing Foundation and Clinic
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Diabetes Foundation
Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF)
Lions Quest Program K-12 (drug awareness) 

Special Club Meetings

Installation and Awards Night

Joint Meetings

Mystery Night

Holiday Party

 

The Maple Grove Lions meet twice monthly on the first and third Tuesday. The first monthly meeting is a dinner and social meeting, with program or speaker, at Dehn's Country Manor at 6:30 pm, and the second monthly meeting is a Board meeting, usually at Maple Grove Community Center, open to all MG Lions.

MG COMMUNITY CENTER PAVILLION

The Lions have completed contruction on the Pavillion. It was built on Park land near the Maple Grove Community Center.

PROJECTS

Community Feedback

We want to thank you all for volunteering at the KidSight Vision Screening
booth at the State Fair. You were at one or both of the two days District
5M-5 were responsible for. Our second year at the KARE 11 Healthfair
building was a great success!

At the end of 12 days the MD5M Lions screened 3,019 kids with 265 referrals
for evaluation by an eye care professional. This is an increase of 575 more
kids screened than last year. The number we screened by 5M-5 was 283 on
Friday, 8/23 and 311 on Labor Day. 9/2. The last group on Labor Day were
determined to get to the 3000 mark of screened children and worked VERY hard
to do so!!

I know most of us are local and do not have lodging receipts but if you
would like to be reimbursed for mileage or parking/transportation the form
is attached. Please submit by October 4 with a receipt.

Again, thank you. The children thank you. We hope to see you next year at
the "Great Minnesota Get Together"!

Lions Shari and Bill
5M-5 KidSight Directors

Maple Grove Lions
P.O. Box 1352
Maple Grove, MN 55311

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