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Oct 28 2015

St. Augustine Lions Club donates to Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

lionlogo_2cSt. Augustine Lions Club donates $7,500 to support students at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

The St. Augustine Lions Club recently donated a total of $7,500 to support programs for students at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.

Club President Wayne Mancil presented FSDB’s Amy Moring with a check for $5,000 to purchase a braille embosser – a special type of printer that renders text as braille cells. In addition, the Lions Club also presented the school with $2,500 to support its Girl Scouts troop.

“Because the troop members are deaf and blind and live on campus, they cannot sell Girl Scout cookies,” Mancil said. “The St. Augustine Lions make this donation so that the troop’s members can participate in normal scouting activities like camping.”

FSDB’s Girl Scout troop began two years ago with 13 girls, Mancil noted. Since then, the troop has grown to 50 girls.

Each year, the St. Augustine Lions Club raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support worthwhile community projects. In addition to providing aid to those with visual and hearing impairments and supporting numerous local charities, the club conducts approximately 2,000 annual free vision screenings of St. Johns County children.

With more than 1.3 million members in more than 200 countries and geographic areas, Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world.

St. Augustine Lions Club President Wayne Mancil presents Amy Moring of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind with a $5,000 donation to purchase a braille embosser.

St. Augustine Lions Club President Wayne Mancil presents Amy Moring of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind with a $5,000 donation to purchase a braille embosser.

Mancil presents Laura Miller and FSDB Girl Scouts with a $2,500 donation to support their scouting activities.

Mancil presents Laura Miller and FSDB Girl Scouts with a $2,500 donation to support their scouting activities.