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What Are Our Major Activities?

LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND
We support the Leader dog training school in Rochester, Michigan. Established by Lions in 1939, it remains the foremost facility of its kind in this country. Through this program, we are able to provide guide dogs for any legally blind individuals in our community and at no cost to the recipient.

PA LIONS BEACON LODGE CAMP FOR THE BLIND
This is a beautiful facility located in Huntington County where blind, visually impaired, or those with handicaps may go for a ten-day sojourn for fun and enjoyment that would otherwise not be available to them. Staffed by professionals, the participants can actually bowl, play golf, shoot bows and arrows, ride bicycles, miniature trains, fish in a well-stocked lake, go for trail walks, and many other activities.

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Through this foundation, we have funds available to assist in the event a natural disaster should occur in our community. Be it floods, hurricanes, storms or other disasters, the District Governor has available immediately, $7,500 to help with immediate needs. All this takes is a phone call. More funds are then available through an application procedure.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HEARING FOUNDATION
The foundation is part of the eye and ear institute at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Through this medium, we are able to provide hearing aids to those who are in need of the device but cannot afford the normal finances required.

LIONS YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAM
Though this program we address many of the needs relating to our youth today. The Lions Quest, a program developed by Lions International, which has received national acclaim, is being used in many of our schools. In addition, our club sponsors a drug and alcohol prevention program in the form of a poster contest for fourth grade students. This program has proven very successful and is very popular with the children.

PA LIONS SIGHT CONSERVATION AND EYE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
We make an annual contribution to this foundation which makes available from $80,000 to $120,000 to research facilities in Pennsylvania.

PA HEARING FOUNDATION
We make an annual contribution to this foundation which makes available $80,000 a year to research facilities in Pennsylvania.

THE KITTANNING LIONS EYE GLASS PROGRAM
Through this medium, we will provide eyeglasses to any individual needing vision correction but who might not have the financial resources needed.

THE STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH PROGRAM
A Student of the Month Program is established in the Kittanning High School. During the months of October through May, a male or female is chosen as Student of the Month through cooperation with the High School Guidance Office. They are invited to attend a club meeting in which they are honored for their achievements. They are presented with a plaque to commemorate this event.

SENIOR CITIZEN'S DINNER
This December will be the 28th Annual Senior Citizen's Dinner that the Kittanning Lions have sponsored. Area residents age 55 and over are invited to attend. The dinner consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetable, roll, pie, cranberry sauce, and coffee, and is served at no cost to the individuals attending.


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