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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 glcblind@accessatc.net  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.

Learning Ally, 120 Florida Avenue, Athens, Georgia, 30605, Phone: 706-549-1475 Fax: 706-227-6161 E-mail: bpass@rfbd.org Executive Director: Lenora Martin Production Director: Eleanor Cotton, Lions State Chairman: Fred Smith, 210 Ashbrook Way, Athens, GA 30605 R 706 207-9104 E: lionfredsmith@gmail.com. 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 each team.

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 dignity.  

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 Palmetto, Florida, 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.