Welcome To the Rhode Island Lions Sight Foundation 


Meeting schedule
 2014 -2015

Meeting Minutes,
 September 4 2014

The R.I. Lions Sight Foundation was founded in 1961 as the charitable arm of the Lions Clubs of District 42 - Rhode Island and provides a link to those service providers and organizations which are committed to the preservation of sight and aiding the visually impaired. Best known for its vision screenings at local businesses, schools, and health fairs and for its collection of used eyeglasses for distribution in Third World countries, the Foundation also engages other activities including: providing scores of grants to visually impaired Rhode Islanders for corrective surgery, prostheses, or technical visual equipment to afford those individuals an opportunity for a full and productive life; sponsorship of 2 camps for Rhode Islandís visually-impaired youngsters; providing "large print" books and audiocassettes to every library in the state; organizing manpower of local Lions clubs to screen childrenís eyes each year and make referrals to eye doctors; organizing a Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament since 2008. In addition to the above, the Foundation continues to service the visually impaired where the need for assistance exceeds local Lions Club resources or in areas of the state without a local Lions club presence.

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Past District Governor
 Daniel J. Almeida with his guide dog Monte visit the Newport Lions Club