Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
5582 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 Telephone (404) 325-3630 (800) 718-SITE (7483) Fax (404)
636-5549 Board Chairperson: Lion Grace Clower, PCC. Executive Director:
Lion Roberta Greene. The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., provides
vision and hearing care to Georgians in financial need. The Lions
Lighthouse serves residents who have no where else to turn for eye exams,
eyeglasses, eye surgeries, low vision aids, artificial eyes, and hearing
aids. The Lighthouse's mission is to foster sight conservation and
restoration, and hearing conservation, with particular emphasis on youth.
Founded in 1949 as a major service project of the Lions Clubs of Georgia,
more than 275 Lions and Lionesses clubs provide financial and volunteer
support for the Lions Lighthouse.
Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind
, Inc., 5626 Laura Walker Road,
Waycross, GA 31503. Telephone (912) 283-4320 (888) 297-1775 Fax (912)
283-5130 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org President: Lion Scott
Eisenhart. This project of the Lions of Georgia began as a vision of
Lion Dr. C. M. Blanton as a means to provide personal growth experiences for
children, teens and adults with visual handicaps. The camp provides
recreation, education, socialization and rehabilitation programs in a year
round setting. The Camp for the Blind was organized in 1976 and is located
near the Laura Walker State Park at Okefenokee Swamps near Waycross.
, 120 Florida Avenue, Athens, Georgia, 30605, Phone:
706-549-1475 Fax: 706-227-6161 E-mail: email@example.com Executive Director:
Lenora Martin Production Director: Eleanor Cotton, Lions State Chairman:
Fred Smith, 210 Ashbrook Way, Athens, GA 30605 R 706 207-9104 E:
. Learning Ally formerly Recording for the Blind
& Dyslexic, Georgia, a non-profit volunteer organization, serves people who
cannot effectively read standard print. Our mission is to promote
educational and professional success by converting textbooks and educational
materials into accessible formats. Furthermore, we will advocate and make
accessible these materials to people in Georgia who will benefit from these
services. Last year, over 2000 Georgia learners-in virtually every county in
the state- borrowed over 8000 books on tape from Learning Ally's master library in
Princeton, NJ. Working entirety with volunteer readers and tape monitors,
the Georgia unit produces an average of 150 textbooks each year to add to
that master tape library-including five issues of the Lions Magazine.
Educational Outreach is an important aspect of Learning Ally Georgia's mission.
Statistics show that around 50,000 Georgia students in grades K-12 could
benefit from Learning Ally if their parents and teachers were more aware of the
program. That number will rise as more students are identified as having
learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Learning Ally Georgia asks the Georgia
Lions to help "spread the word" in their home districts and local school
systems so more Georgia learners can learn! The approximate cost to produce
one text in taped or electronic format is more than $1,000. Of course, we
make these textbooks on tape available at almost no cost to the borrower.
Learning Ally Georgia is a private, nonprofit, educational support organization.
Financial support comes from civic organizations- primarily the Lions Clubs
of Georgia; from individual donors, from foundations, and from corporations.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
, 1039 South
Rochester Road, P. O. Box 5000, Rochester, Michigan 48307, (810) 651-9011
Leader Dogs for the Blind was founded in 1939 by a group of Michigan Lions.
Their goal was to train dogs to lead the blind and to provide facilities and
means whereby trained dogs could be matched to a blind master. The nonprofit
organization is served by a national board of 30 trustees. The training
school and executive offices are located in Rochester, Michigan. Over ten
thousand blind people have become self-sufficient through the use of a
Leader Dog. The dormitory stands as a tribute to the many Lions Clubs who
have unselfishly given their time and money to make the Leader Dog School
what it is today. People who are legally blind, 18 years of age or over, in
good health, emotionally stable and of good moral character may be eligible
for Leader Dog training. Students live under the supervision of competent
instructors during a four week training period. Training is perceived as an
emotional and physical re-education to a new way of effective living. Leader
Dogs for the Blind® is supported by contributions from the public-Lions,
Lioness and Leo Clubs; sororities; various public-supported agencies and
private individuals. There is no charge for a Leader Dog® or any part of the
four week training program. It costs the school approximately $20,000 for
Southeastern Guide Dogs
' mission is
to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual
and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and
Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs currently has more than 800
active guide dog teams across the country and continues to create more than
70 new guide dog teams annually.
We provide all of our services - including Paws for Independence, Paws for
Patriots, and Gifted Canines - free of charge.
Located on 23 wooded acres in
, Southeastern Guide Dogs is accredited by the
International Guide Dog Federation in Reading, England and is a member of
the Council of U.S. Dog Guide Schools. Southeastern Guide Dogs is one of
only 10 fully certified guide dogs school in the country.
Southeastern Guide Dogs operates its own breeding colony, with more than 100
breeder dogs. We breed Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Goldadors
(Labrador/Golden Retriever mix), and Smooth-Coat Collies.
Lions Clubs International Foundation
(LCIF) is the grant-making arm of Lions Clubs International.
LCIF receives donations, primarily from Lions worldwide, and in turn, makes
grants to support Lions' humanitarian service projects. The foundation's
main focus is blindness prevention, but grants are also approved for a wide
range of projects that help people who are disadvantaged. Emergency and
catastrophe grants make it possible for Lions to be on the scene within
hours of a disaster bringing essential relief items.
The foundation supports the Sight First program, which is Lions' global
blindness prevention initiative.
LCIF's mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving
their local communities and the world community as they implement
humanitarian service projects.