Sunday
November 20, 2016

Dingmans Ferry Lions Club donates event proceeds for children's vision program


Robert Ruiz, seated with his son on his lap, as David Leon, of Stroudsburg
Lions Club, operates camera in the screening process

DINGMANS FERRY – On a recent Saturday, the Dingmans Ferry Lions Club celebrated 40 years of community service at their All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast. The event was held at the Township Building located on Wilson Hill Road.
 
Proceeds in the amount of $350 from the breakfast will go towards the purchase of a camera for Lions Kids Sight USA (lionskidsightusa.org).  A nationwide program, Lions KidSight USA safeguards the vision of children, aged 6 months through 6 years. According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. Therefor if a child cannot see well, he or she cannot learn well. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late to correct. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7. The Dingmans Ferry Lions Club helps to catch these vision ailments in advance by providing free screenings to local children at events, as well as making visits to day care centers throughout the area.
 
The Lions International’s Mission Statement is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. The Dingmans Ferry Lions Club has been serving its community in many ways since 1976 including the provision of vision screenings and eye glasses to those in need as well as through making donations to the local food bank. In order to learn more, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dflionsclub/ or give them a call at 973-919-2837.


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