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Our Service Projects

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Lions Vision Van

One of our most recent projects is taking on the responsibility for coming up with a vision van to be used by Lions clubs in the Unifour Region to provide vision screenings for children (0-16 yrs.). If we can discover difficiencies in children's vision, especially at a young age, then the prospects are very good for them to be happy and productive citizens in the future This project is a part of the Lions International "Kids Sight First" initiative.

This initiative is through a joint 501(c)(3), Unifour Lions, sponsored by 9 area Lions clubs .

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The "Adopt a Street" Program

Long View Lions has adopted about a two mile stretch of 1st Avenue SW in Long View and we pick up trash quarterly. Pictured is the Lions Crew from a clean-up in spring of 2021.

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Backpack Program

Our club assists the Corner Table program packing food for needy school students. This program distributes hundreds of food packages each week.

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Vision Screenings

The club, in co-operation with other organizations, conducts free vision screenings of people of all ages who may need eyeglasses to help them see. Where the their resources are limited the Lions help them to obtain the glasses they need. 

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Bell Ringing

The club provides gifts to needy children each year under the Salvation Army "Angel Tree" program. In 2023 the club "adopted" 9 children and provided gifts from their gift lists via this program. Members also volunteered with the receiving/distribution program.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

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Club members volunteer to assist the Salvation Army with their bell ringing kettle fund raising at Christmas. Usually the club participates on one or two days during the holidays.

Annual Coat Drive

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When the colder weather comes our Lions have a winter coat drive for the homeless and less fortunate. In 2024 with the help of the community we collected over 140 coats plus some cold weather accessories.

Plastics Recycling Program

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With the help of local businesses, the Long View Lions club collects and sends plastic wrap to be recycled. In return for this effort the club periodically receives benches that it places in the community. The first bench received will be placed at the Long View Police Station/Town Hall very soon.

Supported District 31-L and NC State Projects

Lions Camp Dogwood

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Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. We operate a recreational program consisting of 10 one week overnight sessions for adults with blindness and visual impairment. Typically campers arrive on Sunday afternoons and depart the following Saturday morning. This recreational/vacation experience includes but is not limited to boating, fishing, swimming, tubing, art, crafts, mini-golf, and off-campus trips to shopping, seminars, bowling, the art museum, and zoo. The staff to camper ratio is usually one to six. In addition to staffing the various activities, our staff serve as sighted guides, assist serving meals, and in other capacities that serve our visually impaired and blind guests. Our goal is to provide a week of fun and fellowship. We serve ages 18 years up to 100 years in this program. Campers must be able to provide their own self-care. If they need assistance with self-care they may bring a caregiver with them.

This recreational facility is the flagship of the North Carolina Lions organization. When you hear the word camp you probably think of kids and tents. We are the opposite of that. Our accommodations are a resort and hotel style. Our hotel-style guestrooms are fully fitted with two full-size beds, all linens, a private bathroom, and individual heating/cooling. Our grounds have paved roads and sidewalks for easy mobility

Every summer, up to 880 campers enjoy weekly stays with numerous recreational and entertaining activities. Our guests enjoy fun and relaxation while developing friendships with each other staff, and volunteers.  

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The Marjorie McCune Community

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The Marjorie McCune Community is a licensed Adult Care Home owned and operated by the Lions of Western North Carolina. Located in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the center is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley of Buncombe County in a country setting.

Our staff provides residents with quality care while encouraging independence. Many residents are no longer able to live alone or may need help from time to time. At the Marjorie McCune Community, we believe residents can enjoy life with dignity.

For those who live at the Marjorie McCune Community, life is simply an extension of their own lives. Our residents are able to spend time with their families, friends, and neighbors, in a setting that says “Welcome Home”.

Originally intended to accommodate the visually impaired, the Marjorie McCune Community has become home to any persons with disabilities or inabilities to manage everyday life on their own. Our staff is well trained to accommodate many types of needs. 

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