The Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind, Inc. was founded in 1958 to provide sight care to the needy through the Lions of Florida (Multiple District-35). Later, the Foundation's scope of operations was expanded to include grants to aid Lions-sponsored or Lions-associated sight care related agencies within MD-35. Often times, a club's members hear of an individual who needs eye surgery but has no insurance and insufficient funds to pay for the surgery. Our project chairs work with local doctors and hospitals to hold down medical costs and stretch our dollars. Many times we are able to negotiate the price down to the point that the Foundation pays less than the Medicaid rate paid by the federal government.
Eye care for the needy and the support of Multiple District 35 (MD-35) major projects is limited only by the generosity of the Lions and friends of the Foundation who believe in the Foundation's work to save and restore sight to those less fortunate. When the Foundation helps a child or an adult to see, it is a miracle. This miracle is shared by every Lion in MD-35. The Foundation truly enables our Lions and clubs to be "Knights of the Blind".
The Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization fully funded by your tax deductable donations. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations, bequests, and contributions to further its service of providing sight care to the needy. Monetary donations are always accepted and welcomed! You can donate to the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind by downloading our donation form and mailing along with your check or money order. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. Click here for a printable mail-in donation form. Thank you for your support.