Besides the many projects that are conducted by our clubs, there are several projects that span across the clubs.  Below are the people that are spearheading these projects with a link to their website.  If you want to find out more, their names and contact information can be found within our member area.

Multiple-District 20 Wide Projects

Lions KidSight USA Foundation

 Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years.

 Most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7. Lions KidSight USA  Foundation

PO Box 833 - Corning, NY 14830

President PDG Michael Lawkowski 

District 20R1 Chairs - Lions Ralph Fasano and Kathy Gaughran

Screening Cameras: Blauvelt Lions Club, North Rockland Lions Club, Carmel Kent Lions Club


VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization whose purpose is to develop and implement programs to: - Assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities; - Educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may be integrated into all aspects of community life. VISIONS fulfills its purpose by providing:

 VISIONS VCB is a 35-acre year-round residential rehabilitation and training center and summer vacation camp in Rockland County, New York.

  • Individualized rehabilitation training at home or in the community

  •  Social services

  • Employment training and job development

  • Group and community education and activities

111 Summit Park Rd - Spring Valley, NY 10977 - (845) 354-3003

District 20R1 Lions Clubs have been supporting the Center for decades. Most infrastructures were adopted, restored, and maintained by Lions Clubs. Also, another way to support VCB is to make an annual donation.

VCB Director (845) 354-3003 ext. 302

VCB Facilities Manager ext. 304

Recycle for Sight

 Through Recycle for Sight, Lions collect new and gently used eyeglasses and sunglasses in collection bins at various locations in their communities including libraries, doctors’ offices, schools, sidewalks, banks, and retail stores. The glasses are then shipped to the nearest  Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, where volunteers sort the glasses, clean them and determine their prescription strength. After carefully packaging the refurbished spectacles, Lions store them until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations.

 New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Inc.

c/o The Katzenbach School for the Deaf

320 Sullivan Way - West Trenton, NJ 08628

Phone: 908-788-5466 Email:


Walmarts with optical departments may also accept eyeglasses.


Albany Lions Eye Bank

Albany Lions Eye Bank’s mission is to continually strive to develop and focus on new treatments, technologies, eye research, and educational opportunities for our educators, physicians, and communities in order to provide the very best patient care for the people of NY and our neighbors in New England.

6 Executive Park Drive Albany, NY 12203

Telephone: (518) 489-7606

Association for the Visually Impaired

The Association for the Visually Impaired enables persons of all ages who are visually impaired or blind living throughout Rockland and Orange Counties to lead as independent a life as possible within their own homes and communities.

845.574.4950260 Old Nyack Turnpike - Spring Valley, NY 10977

With Northwell Health, the Lions Eye Bank coordinates all of the activities necessary to recover, process, medically screen, and distribute donated eye tissue for transplantation, research, education, and the advancement of medical techniques.

900 Franklin Avenue - Valley Stream, NY 11580

- (516) 256 6990

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs by providing superbly bred and trained dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired. 

611 Granite Springs Rd 

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Lions Camp Badger

Lions Camp Badger’s Mission is to provide services that enhance the educational, vocational, personal growth and independence of differently-abled youth and adults.

725 LaRue Rd Spencer, NY 14883



Peace Poster Contest

The Peace Poster Contest, created in 1988, gives young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions with the world.

N.B. submissions are usually, but do not have to be from, a middle school. Clubs may seek out students (age 11, 12, or 13 on November 15, 2019) in after school, recent immigrant, subsidized lunch, religious community, or other audiences. 2020/2021 Theme – “Peace Throught Service

Peace Poster Contest kits (PPK-1) are available from the Club Supplies Department at International Headquarters. The cost of the kit is US$11.95 plus S/H and taxes.

  • October 1 – deadline to order a Kit

  • November 15 – Postmark deadline to submit an entry to District Governor

  • February 1 – International Winners notified

Lions Quest

Lions Quest is a comprehensive, positive youth development program offered by Lions Clubs International Foundation to thousands of schools and millions of young people throughout the world.

Program Manager: Matthew Kiefer

(630) 571-5466 x 6960



District 20R1 Wide Projects




Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley gives families with critically ill and traumatically injured children the gift of togetherness and keeps them close to the care and resources they need.

 P.O. Box 299

 80 Woods Road - Valhalla, NY 10595

 (914) 493-6455

Friends of Karen

Friends of Karen is a Patient and Family Support charity which provides emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope.

Westchester Headquarters

118 Titicus Road - North Salem, NY 10560

(914) 277-4547



BRiDGES is community-based, peer-driven, cross-disability, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and providing services on behalf of people with disabilities.

873 Route 45, Suite 108, New City, NY 10956

(845) 624-1366


Blue Path

BluePath (501c3 nonprofit) provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence.

8 Country Club Rd.

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533




Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premier provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions.

Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs.

Diana Hess, Chief Communications & Development

845.708.2000 x1214


My Brother Vinny

My Brother Vinny helps formerly homeless Veterans throughout the Hudson Valley and NYC in starting over by providing furniture and housewares. MBV works with the Montrose VA, Bronx VA, and Castlepoint campuses.

P.O. Box 644 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

914 299 2106


                     Drug Crisis in Your Backyard

Drug and Crisis in Your Backyard is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction.

Its mission is:

  • To promote awareness of the rampant use and dangers of prescription and illegal opiates in our community.
  • To reduce the stigma associated with addiction by educating and informing the public at large that Addiction is a Disease.
  • To assist individuals who are addicted or at risk, and their families by providing resources and support.‚Äč
  • To advocate on relevant issues that promote and enhance the recovery community.



Other Local Projects


People to People

121 West Nyack Road - Nanuet, NY 10954



Web site

Phone: 845-623-4900 Fax: 845-623-4912

For decades, People to People has been assisting our community’s most vulnerable families, anxious seniors and worried veterans. All of us at People to People believe that by helping our neighbors meet their basic needs, we make our world a better place. Programs: Back to School with Dignity, Clothes Closet, Food Pantry, It’s In The Bag, Talk Turkey Program, Project Joy! And Joy! Store

For info on: Volunteer opportunities, 845-623-4900, ext. 213

Making a food pick-up appointment, 845-623-4900, ext. 209.

In-kind donations and food drives 845-623-4900, ext. 208.


United for the Troops

United for the Troops sole purpose is to make life while at war a little better for our brave men and women serving in the U.S. Military by collecting food, money, and goods that the military does not provide them.


Po Box 242, Shrub Oak, NY 10588



Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation

 The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation is dedicated to provide funding to Eye Research projects that are performed at the Universities in Connecticut.

P. O. Box Watertown, CT 06795

(860) 274-9065




Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland County, Inc. is a private not-for-profit community service agency serving the needs of Rockland County residents since 1974. Programs:

  • Meal Delivery Service to Homebound Rockland County Resident - Phone: (845) 624-6325 Email:

  • Adult Day Care of Rockland

Phone: (845) 624-6325 Email:

  • Senior Activity Centers

Phone: (845) 624-6325 Email:

  • Adult Learning Center - Phone: (845) 623-5467

121 West Nyack Rd - Nanuet, New York 10954


Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center

The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, Inc., is a nonprofit, 501c3 community-based, organization. Founded in 1964 as the Community Reading Room, and incorporated in 1978, the Center has grown to serve its community through an abundance of services and programs such as: NYS Licensed After School Program - NYS Licensed Summer Program - Youth Employment Program - Community Health Program - Advocacy - Rockland Family Shelter - Food Pantry - Senior Nutrition Assistance Program - Nyack Hospital Recovery Program

110 Bethune Blvd - Spring Valley, NY 10977 –

Phone: 845-425-8910Fax: 845-425-9629 -



New York State Commission for the Blind

 New York State Commission for the Blind enhances employability, to maximize independence, and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind.

White Plains Office (914) 993-5381


Lions and Little League

Lions-sponsored teams and Little League parks are emblematic of the long continuing partnership between Little League and Lions.

Little League founder Carl Stotz was a member of the Williamsport Newberry Lions Club. The Elyria Lions Club built the first Little League field in Elyria, Ohio, in 1950. The Tuba City Lions Club built a Little League park on the Navaho-Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona in 1957. Little League East Region Headquarters


P.O. Box 2926, Bristol, CT 06011-2926

(860) 585-4730 / Fax: (860) 585-4734


Keep Rockland Beautiful

Keep Rockland Beautiful leads efforts to clean, protect, and beautify Rockland’s environment by educating and empowering people to share in the care and stewardship of our communities.

1 20-126 North Main Street, 2nd Floor - New City, NY 10956 Phone: (845) 708-9164

Fax: (845) 708-9165



Sunrise Day Camp - Pearl River


Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge. Sunrise Day Camp–Pearl River is a program of the Friedberg JCC, a beneficiary agencies of UJA-Federation of New York.

For more information:

SunriseWALKS Campaign Manager Phone: 516.634.4015

VP SunriseWALKS & Camp Standards Phone: 516.634.4188


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