Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th, 2020 have been designated “White Cane Days” by the Carson City Host Lions Club. Lions will be available at the North Carson Street Save Mart from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day to bring awareness to the public of the sight preservation programs the Lions support, and to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Days.
Lions will provide information about vision preservation programs available, increase awareness of the white cane traffic safety laws, and collect used eyeglasses for distribution to those in need.
Funds donated by community members will be used for programs that assist blind and other visually impaired people in Carson City. Annually, the Carson City Lions provide eye exams and new eyeglasses for about 60 people who could not otherwise afford them. The Lions rely on their partners at FISH and the Ron Wood Foundation to refer clients in need.
Local Lions have raised thousands of dollars since the Club first started in 1932 to support numerous projects, including the sight preservation program, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence (LPCCI), Lions Eye Foundation of Nevada and California, and Lions In Sight.
“Money raised during White Cane Days will allow Lions to meet pressing needs of impaired adults and children in Carson City and statewide. Lions members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community,” said Lion Terry Rubald, White Cane Day chairman.
The Carson City Host Lions Club has about 35 members and meets at noon on Tuesdays at Tito’s on Williams Street. The Lions Club is a group of men and women who identify and fulfill vision, hearing, environment, youth, and other charitable needs within our community.