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Florence Lions Club

Community Eyesight Drive




Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Florence Lions Club asks the Florence and Boone County communities for help with providing 250 eye examinations and eyeglasses for the poor, computers and apps for the visually impaired, eyesight screening for over 3,500 students at 14 schools in the Boone County School District, and recycling of thousands of used eyeglasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses for international mission trips.


This year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a tremendous loss of fund-raising events and gatherings at our Clubhouse, and has caused us to find creative ways to reimagine and restructure what has always been a a friendly volunteer asking for donations outside your local grocery store to a digital format. The need has never been greater as the families we serve have been hard hit by pandemic income and employment losses.

100% of all funds raised during this drive

are plowed back into our Club’s vision-related services.


How You Can Help

Send a check: Please mail your tax deductible contribution to the Florence Lions Club Charities, Inc., P.O. Box 522, Florence, KY 41022, and write “Eyesight Drive” on the memo. Recycle Used Eyeglasses, Reading Glasses, or Sunglasses at the collection box at the Florence Lions Clubhouse, 29 Lacresta Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042, or at the Florence Walmart Vision Center


For a printable copy of this information, please click here.


New Florence Lions Officers Installed for 2020-2021


On Wednesday, June 24th, the Florence Lions installed new club officers for the

2020-2021 fiscal year. The official swearing-in was performed by new Lion District Governor

Mac Ferguson, from the Lexington Lions Club, who was in attendance with

his wife, Lion Cynthia Ferguson.



Lion District Governor Mac Ferguson and his wife Lion Cynthia Ferguson


After the swearing-in, the new Florence President Lion Doug Braun received the gavel from outgoing

Past President Lion Mike Serra who, in turn, presented his Lion of the Year Award to Lion

Secretary Chuck Carlson.



Incoming Florence Lions President Lion Doug Braun




Lion Chuck Carlson Receives Lion of the Year Award from PP Lion Mike Serra


In his farewell address to the club, Past President Lion MIke

outlined the past year's accomplishments and projects. During recent months the club faced the many

restrictions brought on by the pandemic which were countered

through on-line meetings and project amendments. Our thanks to Lion Mike Serra for his

great leadership.


mike serra

Incoming President Lion Doug Braun Presents Outgoing President Lion

Mike Serra With The Presidents Award









Florence Lions are pleased to announce its joining the list of corporate co-spondors

of GoPantry. a local non-profit organization which uses donated funds and volunteer time to

provide eligible school-age children with food outside of the school environment, ie. weekends

and spring/summer vacation. GoPantry volunteers prepare Go Boxes and Go Bags for

these kids whose families are having financial difficulties.

At this expecially hard time due to the current pandemic, Florence Lions elected to provide

$5000 as its initial participation.

For more info about GoPantry, visit their website at:



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Please donate your old glasses to help others! Lions Clubs recycle these glasses trough qualified agencies

throughout the world to help adults and children who have no resources. These glasses are distributed totally free of charge to the individuals who need them.

Drop Off boxes are located as follows:

1. Florence Lions Clubhouse - end of LaCresta Lane, Florence (the street by White Castle on Hwy 42)

2. Insight Eyecare - 8850 US Hwy 42 - Florence

3. Walmart Supercenter - 7625 Doering Drive - Florence

4. Walmart Supercenter- 20 Ferguson Blvd - Dry Ridge

5. Visionworks - 7727 Mall Road - Florence






Note: a printable application form for eyesight assistance can be found on our Contact page.





Welcome to the Florence Lions Club



clubhouseThe Florence Lions Club is dedicated to service and helping those less fortunate in our community. Every year, all year long the Florence Lions Club provides for local eyesight care. This effort involves eye screening at Boone County schools, follow up requests for eye exams and treatment as well as purchasing special equipment to help the visually impaired that have no means for assistance. Every dollar that is donated by individuals and companies in the community are returned to the community through these efforts.


If you would like to make a donation or learn more about becoming a member of the Florence Lions Club, please contact Lion Mark Hollowell at (859) 468-9014 or by email at


Lions Clubs Worldwide


There are more than 1.3 million Lions spanning 200 countries, consisting of men and women, young and old, embracing a single cause. We share a common spirit. Since our beginning in 1917, we have been united in a single cause: Helping those less fortunate.


We are tackling tough problems such as blindness and drug abuse as well as spreading diabetes awareness and assisting the deaf, disabled, underprivileged, and the elderly. In fact, whatever the community needs to make life better, we are there to help. Lions assist and serve continually providing aid long after the cameras and media are gone. Annually, Lions provide hundreds of thousands of people in need around the world with eye examinations, eyeglasses, eye surgeries, and visual aids.


All of these assistance programs are made possible with volunteer members donating their time and efforts.


Florence Lions Club, 29 LaCresta Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042
General Information - 859-525-2263 / Hall Rental - Chuck Carlson: 513-623-1255 -