LIONS DISTRICT 14-F:
Lions Clubs International is the largest organization of service clubs in the world whose primary mission is preventing blindness and supporting services for the blind and visually impaired, goals that often overlap with the goals of the Sight Center of NWPA. In our region, the Sight Center cooperates with the Lions and Lioness Clubs of Lions District 14-F to accomplish our mutual efforts, and especially with the Lions Club of Erie through their Save an Eye Fund.
Many Lions Clubs in District 14-F provide financial support to the Sight Center since the Sight Center is a recognized District 4-F project. In turn, the Sight Center provides support services to Lions Clubs conducting Vision Screenings and assisting in providing eye glasses to low income clients of various Clubs in the District.
ERIE LIONS CLUB SAVE AN EYE FUND:
The Erie Lions Club and the Sight Center have a symbiotic relationship that has existed for over 50 years due to their mutual service goals. Through funds raised from the annual Save an Eye All-Star football game, the Erie Lions Club funds eye care for needy children and adults through the blindness prevention program of the Sight Center. The Erie Lions Club provides funding and the Sight Center provides the professional expertise and staff to manage these services. The Save an Eye Fund also provides funding for special, non-budget needs of the center such as capital equipment and initiating pilot projects. Some staff of the Sight Center are active in promoting the annual football game and The Sight Center provides office space and support to “house” the projects of the Erie Lions Club.