The Vancouver Lions Club provides sight–related assistance through the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County. All requests for eyeglasses or other vision assistance are administered by the Sight Foundation.
The Foundation provides free or low–cost eyeglasses, and will help pay for surgeries and other vision-related assistance to residents of Clark County, Washington who otherwise can not afford or pay for their vision needs.
The Foundation is governed by volunteers from all Lions clubs that are located in Clark County, Washington. Representatives from each Lions club meet once a month to consider applications for vision assistance.
Applications must be received on or before the last Friday of the month to be considered at the next monthly meeting. The Foundation does not have a telephone number or an email address. All applications must be mailed to P.O. Box 1804, Vancouver, Washington 98668 (the address is printed on the application form).
The requirements for assistance from the Sight Foundation are:
- Residence in Clark County, Washington
- Need based on income
- No other source of funding for the services
- A vision problem
- A completed application for vision assistance
For further information, write to the Foundation at P.O Box 1804, Vancouver, Washington 98668, contact the Chairman of the Foundation, Ralf Harding, or click here to send an email to the Vancouver Lions Club's Sight Foundation representative.
The Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County was formed in 1952 by the 4 Lions Clubs then serving communities in Clark County. The Foundation was formed so the Clubs could pool their resources and centralize their sight assistance into a single entity rather than each Lions club handling sight assistance individually.
The Foundation is a Washington non–profit corporation and is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Each of the Lions clubs located in Clark County, Washington provide sight assistance through the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County. In addition to the Vancouver Lions Club, there currently are 12 other Lions clubs that fund, govern and participate in the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County.