SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (October 26, 2015) – A Lions Clubs International Foundation matching grant of $20,000.00 was obtained by Lions District 20-O for use by Sight and Hearing Committees in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Eleven Sullivan County Lions Clubs each made donations, along with donations from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, the SYDA Foundation, Monticello Rotary and Liberty Elks. These generous donations have enabled Sullivan County Sight and Hearing to procure two screeners.
On September 29, thirty-four Lions from Sullivan County gathered to be trained. All Sullivan County Lions Clubs are eager to provide free screenings of children under the age of six at schools, day care centyers and any indoor function they are invited to.
On October 15, 16 and 21, 224 children from Head Start facilities in Woodbourne and Monticello were screened. Of those 224 children, a number were referred to an optometrist or ophthalmologist for further exams.
For additional information, contact Irene O’Leary at 845-583-5252. To schedule a screening, call Al Frangipane at 845-583-6540.