Lions Related Links / Projects & Resources


Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities.

Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.
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Lions Clubs International Foundation is Lions helping Lions serve the world. Donations provide funding in the form of grants to financially assist Lions districts with large-scale humanitarian projects that are too extensive for Lions to finance on their own.

The Foundation aids Lions in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. Through LCIF, Lions ease pain and suffering and bring healing and hope to people worldwide. Visit Website
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To learn about ways individual Lions or Clubs can donate to LCIF, and the various donor recognition programs Click Here


Information about upcoming District 16L Lions Club Service Projects and Fundraisers, and a Calendar listing District Meetings and Leadership Development Opportunities, is posted on the e-District page. Click Here »



District 16L has established a charitable foundation that raises funds to support the projects of the Lions of District 16L. Clubs can submit applications for grants at any time throughout the year. For a list of officers and trustees, grant application form, and information about the foundation's projects and fundraisers please Click Here »



Shop the Lions Store for Lions Clubs International branded merchandise. You will find a wide selection of fine quality items sure to meet your needs. Inside you can shop for everything from plaques, awards, vests and lapel tacks to writing instruments, novelty items, apparel and party supplies. While you are in our store be sure to check out our full digital catalog, special offers and the listing of our official licensees. Visit Website »


New Jersey Lions - Multiple District 16 has three districts: (16N, 16J, 16L)
with a total of 208 individual Lions Clubs serving the State of New Jersey. Visit Website
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The Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley works 365 days a year to provide more than 860 local residents each year with the highest quality and safest corneal tissue available. Support the "Gift of Sight" program. Learn about the Eye Bank and make the decision to become a donor. Visit Website »


Eversight is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight through transplantation, research, education and partnership. Our network of community based eye banks - in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio - recovers, evaluates and provides human eye tissue for transplantation; supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promotes donation awareness through public and professional education; and provides humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of sight-restoring services. Visit Website »


There is a tremendous need for recycled glasses throughout the world. Each year, individuals donate approximately seven million pairs of glasses to their Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centers. The New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (NJLERC) at the Katzenbach School in West Trenton, NJ handles approximately 1,200,000 pair each year. Visit Website »


The mission of the South Jersey Eye Center (formerly the Camden Eye Center) is to reduce visual impairment by providing high quality comprehensive eye health and vision care services and to raise the awareness of eye health and vision care services in all populations especially the poor, low income, uninsured and underinsured residents of the State of New Jersey without regard to age, race, sex, religious preference or ethnic origin. Visit Facebook Page »


The Lions Blind Center serves the blind and visually impaired community of Atlantic county and North Cape May County. It helps to empower the blind and visually impaired to set goals and to achieve in an environment where sight loss will not impede progress. The new facility in Absecon helps to open the world of high tech to the blind and visually impaired. It offers computer classes, exercise classes, Braille and peer support. The Center also provides information, referral and advocacy.
John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center, Inc.
100 Crestview Avenue ♦ Absecon, NJ 08201
Tel: 609-677-1199 ♦ Ann Burns, Director
www.lionsblindcenter.org


L.E.E.D.S
Lions, Eye, Ear, Diabetes Screening

President: Richard LaBarbera (Middletown Lions Club)
87 Linden Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Email: rlabarbera2004@yahoo.com
Home 732-842-6373
L.E.E.D.S is comprised of a number of clubs throughout the district. Its mission is to provide the clubs with various equipment to be used for local club eye screenings. It also helps with the funding for the CentraState Medical Center Wellness Van which is available to Lions Clubs, Senior Centers and employers to provide screenings for diabetes and hypertension (within the CentraState Medical Center operating area).

L.E.E.D.S. is the conduit through which local clubs can borrow Spot Cameras to screen pre-verbal through Kindergarten children for numerous eye conditions, including amblyopia, which may become permanent if not detected prior to 7 years of age. L.E.E.D.S also provides diabetes education and assistance through the CentraState Medical Center Wellness Program.


Camp Marcella comprises over 200 acres of woodland surroundings and a clear fish laden lake, with all of its facilities designed for the best possible care of children and teens with blindness, visual impairments and special needs. The objective of NJ Camp for Blind Children Inc. is to provide, promote and maintain a recreational, educational and rehabilitative camp primarily for visually impaired and multiple-challenged children and adults. Visit Website »


The New Jersey Foundation for the Blind (NJFFB) provides programs and services that will help enable the blind and visually impaired to live happy and productive lives. Visit Website »


The Marie H. Katzenbach
School for the Deaf (MKSD)

PO Box 535, Trenton, NJ 08625-0535
Tel: 609-530-3100; TTY: 609-530-6620
Fax: 609-530-5791
MKSD, founded in 1883 as the New Jersey School for the Deaf, offers outreach to school districts and various agencies to improve the quality of services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing children throughout New Jersey. The Katzenbach School for the Deaf is within the New Jersey Department of Education. Consultation and technical assistance are provided to schools and agencies by appropriately trained and certified MKSD personnel and include: substance abuse prevention and intervention for students, in-service training for faculty and staff, and student observation and recommendations for appropriate instructional approaches. Additional services available to school districts are consultations with MKSD Curriculum Coordinator.




The Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children opened its doors in 1970 as a summer vacation retreat for blind and visually impaired children. Located in a residential community, two blocks from the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, in Avalon, New Jersey. While attending camp, campers enjoy a variety of activities including amusement park rides at Morey's Pier, a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, swimming at the beach, and visiting the boardwalk. All campers participate regardless of the extent of their vision loss, while establishing relationships with other children who may have a similar visual impairment. Visit Website »




Lions Clubs International Debuts New YouTube Channel
See PDG Jeff Gans from Camden Lions Club in the "IT TAKES A LION" video. Visit Website
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For all members of The International Association of Lions Club (including Leo and Lioness Club members). Become a fan on Facebook - a popular Web site that connects users to friends, family and associates. Facebook being an international network, it is most appropriate that the largest service organization in the world being The Lions Club, has a group where its members can communicate across the globe. Visit Website »


The official Twitter page of Lions Clubs International. Follow Lions on Twitter for news updates from International Headquarters - and Lions clubs around the world. Visit Website »


The official Linkedin page of Lions Clubs International. Join a network of Lions club members - and experienced professionals - from around the world on Linkedin. Visit Website »


Learning AllyLearning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education. Started in 1948 in the New York Public Library as Recording for the Blind, the organization utilized volunteers to record books for blinded veterans returning from WW II. We now offer the world's largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature as well as solutions, support and community for parents, teachers and students.   Visit Website »


The United States Association of Blind Athletes enhances the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity.

Since its founding in 1976, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), a Community Based Organization of the United States Olympic Committee, has reached more than 100,000 blind individuals. The organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes, it has become a champion of the abilities of Americans who are legally blind. Visit Website
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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. Visit Website
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JDRF is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008, the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants in laboratories, hospitals, and industry, and fellowships in 22 countries. Visit Main Website  or Visit The South Jersey Chapter Website
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The story of Bestwork Industries for the Blind, Inc. is a story of vision, persistence, and evolving progress, which has resulted in opportunities for training and productive employment for many people who are blind and visually impaired.

Bestwork Industries product line includes superior quality examination gloves, traffic safety clothing, industrial paper wipes, durable vinyl coated nylon cloth tool bags, reinforced construction worker aprons, military clothing for the Navy and the Army, numerous prime manufactured products, plus a variety of customer site services such as warehouse & distribution management, 24/7 telephone switchboard operations, and high volume order processing. Visit Website
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VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community. Visit Website »


The Seeing Eye's mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye® dogs.

In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development. Visit Website »



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