Burbank Noon Lions club offers two important programs for low-income individuals living in the city. Over the past year, eye exams and glasses with a market value of more than $2,600 have been provided to several qualifying Burbank residents. The second program is for free hearing aids, again for low-income individuals meeting the qualifications. Four individuals were referred to the California Lions Club "Hearing Foundation" to take advantage of this social service. With a market value of more than $6,000, Burbank Noon Lions Club is the only volunteer service organization offering and coordinating the free hearing aid service for Burbank residents.
Information about both programs can be found at http://www.burbanknoonlionsclub.org.
Tax-deductible donations to help support these programs are gladly accepted, and information to donate can also be found on the website.
Lions Club members are not only involved in helping others to see and hear locally, but also sponsor the collection of used eyeglasses for those less fortunate living in underdeveloped countries. Many thousands of recycled eyeglasses have made their way to areas suffering major disasters including victims of the tsunami and earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.