Tennessee Lions Charities, Inc. Project:

  • KidSight Outreach Vision Screening – A partnership between the Tennessee Lions and the Department of Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to provide quality eye care for children throughout the state.

District 12-N Charities, Inc. Approved White Cane Projects:

  • Lions Volunteer Blind Industries (Morristown and Johnson City, TN) – LVBI’s mission is “…to provide persons who are blind with meaningful services and employment opportunities leading to maximum personal and economic independence with dignity.” They have an evaluation and training center, and provide employment at competitive wages for blind workers.


  • Because diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness, Lions support the Juvenile Diabetes Association both through financial support and cooperative efforts to educate the public. Lions support early detection of Juvenile and Adult diabetes, a disease that affects about 12 million Americans and causes about 300,000 deaths each year.


  • East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank is located in UT Hospital (1924 Alcoa Highway, U-26). The facility is the major clearing house between persons donating eyes after death and recipients of corneal transplants. It also conducts programs of public awareness, professional education, and research.The ETLEB has been ranked among the top ten eye banks in the world!


  • Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan, is supported by the Lions of District 12-N. Leader Dogs provides guide dogs for the blind.Many local Lions Clubs will help provide transportation to Leader Dog. Expert trainers work for two months with each potential guide dog, and then the blind recipient lives in a dormitory for a month to learn how to work with the dog.


  • Lions Quest programs are comprehensive, positive youth development and prevention curricula that unite the home, school and community to cultivate capable and healthy young people of strong character. Lions Quest K-12 programs teach essential life skills that support character development, social and emotional learning, civic values, substance and violence prevention, and service-learning.


  • World Services for the Blind is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and supported by Tennessee Lions. It is a comprehensive rehabilitation center for blind adults providing counseling for emotional and psychological adjustment to blindness, training in independent living and mobility skills, vocational evaluation, and high quality, marketable job skills training.


  • Learning Ally records books on request from students and professionals and are on loan to 80,000 registered visually and print-impaired borrowers.


  • At the Tennessee School for the Blind in Donelson, special Christmas checks are presented to the students each year, and needy students are provided with clothing and necessities. Students at the school for visually impaired children near Nashville also receive funds from District 12-N Lions Clubs.


  • The Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville receives funds to help students needing hearing devices, medicine, eye glasses, shoes, clothing, and other personal items. Funds also support a summer camp program.

Other Projects Lions Support:

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