Pennsauken Lions Club Gives Back To Community

LCI emblem_2C_287+7406At a recent meeting, the Pennsauken Lions Club voted to give $500 towards the playground that the Merchantville PTA is attempting to fund and build for the students and residents around the Merchantville School. During the same meeting, the Club voted to make a donation to the South Jersey Eye Center (SJEC) in Camden. The SJEC provides free eye screenings to low income families and is the facility the Lions send children identified with eye problems during the organization’s annual eye screenings. These children not only get a complete exam, but they also receive a pair of eye glasses.

Upcoming Events

The Lions have plans to do the yearly Pre-K and kindergarten screening in the spring. Notices and permission slips will be coming home with children after the holiday break in January. Notices and permission slips will be coming home early in the year. The screenings are absolutely free; they are done with a small camera that can identify 22 different eye dimensions and issues in a matter of seconds. The screener stands about four feet away from the child.

The Lions are also planning on a Cigar Night fundraiser at Steak 38 and their annual membership picnic. Details about these events will be forthcoming.

Eye Glass Donations  

The club is still accepting donations of used eye glasses. Donations of glasses only – no cases please – can be deposited into the white mailbox at the entrance to the municipal building and Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd.

The Lions Club is open to anyone 18 and older who is interested in helping the Pennsauken Community. For more information, e-mail or call (856) 313-7751.

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