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Oct 07 2016

Sharing The Vision – 25 Vision Project Ideas

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  • Work with local eye care professionals to organize an eye health and safety presentation.
  • Arrange sport and recreational activities for persons who are visually impaired such as bowling, fishing or swimming.
  • Sponsor a Braille exhibit at your local library.
  • Organize transportation service to medical and other appointments for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Volunteer at a rehabilitation or vocational training center for the blind/visually impaired.
  • Volunteer at a recreational camp for children or adults who are blind or visually impaired. Provide campers with meals or transportation, or help with camp cleanup and repairs.
  • Conduct vision and diabetes screenings for elderly persons at local residential living facilities.
  • Encourage a parent of a blind child to enroll in free, distance education courses offered by LCI partner, The Hadley School for the Blind.
  • Contact the nearest Lions Eye Bank to obtain literature and donor cards.
  • Provide local schools with assistive technology to meet the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Organize a community “sight walk” to raise funds in support of your nearest Lions camp for children who are blind and visually impaired.
  • Arrange for a person with a guide dog to be a guest presenter at your club’s community event.
  • Collaborate or consult with a blindness professional in an effort to educate the community (citizens, business owners, etc) in ways they can effectively interact with a person who is blind or visually impaired.
  • Volunteer at a local eye bank or a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.
  • Help bring textbooks and literature to life. Volunteer to read books and periodicals for people who are blind.
  • Hold an educational event to promote diabetes awareness and related vision loss.
  • Become aware of the various vision loss/blindness resources in the community; create a resource directory and share it with parents, educators and medical professionals in your community.
  • To promote awareness of the common causes of vision loss and blindness, collaborate with eye care professionals to hold a community educational event.
  • Send collected eyeglasses to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.
  • Organize a community self-help group for persons who are blind/visually impaired or for their families.
  • Organize a braille trail or sensory garden outing for adults who are blind.
  • Host a “Beep Baseball” game or tournament.
  • Arrange for your club to tour a recreational camp for children who are blind.
  • Provide braille books to children and adults who are blind.
  • Organize a tour of your Lions Eye Bank.

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