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Lions Club Bedford Twp.

Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid Donations

Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid Donations
Joining the Lions Club of Bedford
Clothing Donations
Lions Club Objectives
Not only does the Lions Den accept gently used clothing, but also is in demand for used hearing aids and prescriptions glasses. 
The Lions Club takes in the used prescription glasses and has teamed up with Lenscrafter to refurbish the lenses.  The refurbished lenses are provided to first; people in the United States who cannot afford eyeglasses and than are distributed world wide in countries were their government or civil organization might not be helping its citizens out.  The Lions Club is intersted in just the lens and not in the frames just in case you want to keep your frames. 
The Lions Club also helps the deaf by providing hearing aids.  The Lions Club seeks hearing aids style that go around the ear instead of the hearing aids that fit inside the ear canal.  The hearing aids that fit inside the ear canal are custom fitted for that individual so the cost would be to great to have those types of  hearing aids be specialized for the new user, while the hearing ear that wraps around the ear does not require any specialization.
Both hearing aids and eye glasses can be dropped off at the Lions Den during business hours.

Another activity that the Lions Club of Bedford Township participates in is a twice of year candy sale.   The candy sale happens once in the spring months and once in the fall months.  The candy consists of hard rolled candy in multiple flavors.  There is not a set price, just monetary donations.  The donations help the Lions appropriate money to various causes ranging from hosting a picnic for the blind or to helping students attend college by offering scholarships.  In 2004 all of the Lions candy sale donations went to help with the Hurricane Relief Fund.  The Lutheran Aide Fund matched the Lions Club donation dollar per dollar for the Hurricane Relief Fund. 
The Candy Sale's location can be found at various street intersections throughout the township:
  • Lewis Avenue and Smith Road
  • Lewis Avenue and Temperance Road
  • Summerfield Road and Secor Road
  • Secor Road and Sterns Road

Lions Code of Ethics
To show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
To hold friendship as an end and not a means.  To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed.  To give them freely of my time, labor, and means.
To aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
To be careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.