Salmon Creek Lions Foundation , EIN 46-3418367 , is an affiliate of the Salmon Creek Lions Club, www.salmoncreeklions.org
Salmon Creek Lions Foundation is approved as a 501(c)3 organization, EIN 46-3418367. Your contributions are tax deductible.
Save the Date: The Give More 24 community day of giving is Thursday, September 20, 2018: https://give-more-24.org/designee/salmon-creek-lions-foundation
Priorities of the Salmon Creek Lions Club and Foundation are to assist persons who are blind or visually-impaired, as well as those challenged by hearing loss. Locally, our efforts primarily have been directed to funding the Clark County Lions’ Foundations for Sight and for Hearing which, in turn, subsidize examinations, eye glasses, hearing aids and surgical procedures.
We have recently begun an outreach program to test people of all ages for vision difficulties. Our screening program uses portable test equipment that is able to measure the need for further testing by trained professionals. When a person requires further examination, but does not have insurance coverage, we provide an application form to enable them to seek financial aid with the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County.
From April 2015 through December 2015, we screened nearly one thousand (1,000) individuals, referring 15-18% for further examination. In 2016 we doubled the number of individuals screened. Over 900 were 3-5 year old Head Start children! Every child we referred did have a follow-up for a professional eye examination and, if needed, was fitted with glasses. This year, 2017, we will again be vision screening 30 EOCF Head Start locations.
Current Organizational Needs:
We seek funding to maintain our vision screening equipment and purchase periodic supplies for printing results; in addition we have a need for a vision screening booth for use at out-of-doors community events. Your contribution will help us ready our $5,000 goal.
Please help us reach our goal by making your tax deductible contribution now.
SALMON CREEK LIONS CLUB ACTIVITIES
Club members collect an average of 1,200 used eyeglasses annually from collection boxes located in grocery stores and various retail establishments in the Salmon Creek area to be sent to the LERC Warehouse in Lacey, Washington for recycling, cataloging, processing and distribution to medical missions in third world countries.
The Club participates in the annual Clark County Sheriff’s Open House and Safety Fair, cooking and serving free lunch to volunteers and attendees, in addition to manning a Lions Information Table, each September.
The Club partners with Clark County Fire District No. 6 to inspect and replace defective smoke alarms and batteries bi-annually in low income housing.
Since its inception in 1982, the Club has participated in the annual Walk and Knock Food Collection, held the first Saturday of each December, collecting, packaging and distributing food to the local Food Warehouse for distribution to needy families.
The Club holds an annual Christmas Party in partnership with “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” providing gifts for underprivileged kids.
Club members participate in the annual Thomas Jefferson Middle School “Kids in Need” Christmas Party, each December.
Club members ring bells for the Salvation Army each December, securing donations for their Christmas programs for the needy.
The Club partners with the Vancouver Lions Club each March at their annual Carnival for the Washington State School for the Blind, cooking and serving free hot dogs and hamburgers, condiments and soft drinks to kids, parents, volunteers and friends.
The club has made annual contributions to Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County, the Northwest Lions Hearing Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, and others.