James City Lions Club supports students through vision screenings and more

Published On: March 28th, 2024

Members of the James City Lions Club can be seen in and around our schools donating their time and talents to breaking down barriers to learning. From providing scholarships and vision screenings to delivering summer meals to students in need, our local Lions Club is committed to WJCC Schools. Most recently, this local chapter donated books about diabetes prevention to all WJCC Schools libraries, aligned with its international mission of supporting communities by improving health and well-being.

With determination, the James City Lions Club is clearly focused on improving and preserving sight, especially in children. True to the charge given by Helen Keller in 1925, the Lion’s Club is still striving to be the “Knights of the Blind.”

Vision screenings are a large part of the club’s focus. According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, and about 20% of children have impaired and yet correctable vision. In the 2022-2023 school year, more than 1,250 students had visions screenings thanks to our local Lions Club. James City Lions Club members have performed this service for children in WJCC Schools since 2001.

We are grateful for the dedication of James City Lions Club members for helping make futures bright for our students.

Photo of Lions Clubs members donating books to WJCC Schools team

JC Lions Club donates books. Pictured from left to right: Don Butts (JC Lions Club), Patti Ralabate (JC Lions Club), Louisa Johnson, RN (WJCC Schools) Adam Brown, Ed.D. (WJCC Schools).

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