Do you have old prescription eyeglasses laying around and not sure what to do with them? Donate them! We have a yellow "mailbox" at Marandino's on Route 44 in New Hartford where you can drop them off. These glasses will be recycled into new eyeglasses for the needy. Imagine the lives you can touch with eyeglass recycling.
Every year we present local students with scholarships.
To see what the Lions Club looks for in a recipient check here, or with your guidance counselor.
$4000 to Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation (C.L.E.R.F.)
In 2010 we voted to raise $4000 over four years in support of C.L.E.R.F. To raise money for this campaign, the New Hartford Lions Club had the Cat's Meow create replicas of historical buildings in New Hartford: The Philip Chapin Home in Pine Meadow and the St. John's Episcopal Church located next door. These historical collectibles are currently available. To purchase one of these buildings, send an email to email@example.com
$5000 to Campaign SightFirst
In 2007-2008 our club raised $5,000 for Lions Campaign SightFirst by selling boxed note cards featuring seasonal photos of New Hartford. The majority of the profits went to the Macular Degeneration Research Institute in New Haven, which was established with $500,000 of seed money from the Connecticut Lions. The remainder was distributed worldwide to perform cataract surgeries, establish eye clinics, and train ophthalmic professionals. Photos for these lovely cards were donated by New Hartford residents. Find out more about the SightFirst Program.
The above local students are recent scholarship recipients. Scholarships were presented this past June at the Beekley Community Library.
With sponsorship by the New Hartford Lions Club, the Northwest Region #7 High School's Leo Club is breaking new ground in community service. The club was officially installed on November 1, 2007. Currently there are 60 Leos that are led by co-advisors Claudia Mossman and Robin Waring and New Hartford Lion Jim Creamer is liaison.