ABOUT NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA LIONS SERVICE FOUNDATION
PRESERVING SIGHT – EXPANDING SERVICE
The Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Service Foundation (NEPALSF), originally funded from an organization known as Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, was created with the primary goal of eliminating corneal blindness. The Foundation has a long history of working to enact change, dating back to when the first Lions Clubs began supporting Pennsylvania communities in 1957. Our primary focus is to assist those in need whether blind, deaf, or otherwise handicapped, residing in the 37 counties we serve today. It’s an ambitious goal, but with technological and scientific advancements combined with education and access, it’s an achievable one.
WE CAN REACH THIS GOAL THROUGH THESE COORDINATED EFFORTS:
Promote the saving, restoring, aiding, and preserving of eyesight and hearing
Highlight programs and efforts in our community that share the same goals
Enable medical professionals to receive specialized vision and hearing impairment training
Assist individuals in pursuing future careers helping the visually-impaired by providing educational opportunities for low vision certification
Educate the public on eyesight preservation, eyesight safety, and the needs of the visually-impaired in their community
Provide grants and financial support to individuals in need and organizations that are working towards the same goals
To provide resources for those with sight and hearing impairment and to partner with Lions, Lioness Lions, and Leo Clubs to provide grants for community service projects, education, and patient care within our represented area.
To assist Lion and Leo Clubs by providing grant funding for those with sight and hearing impairments, through community service projects, education and patient care.
Our values stem from our roots in Lions Clubs across Pennsylvania, where the overarching motto is “We Serve.” Our Foundation promises to passionately serve our communities and always focus our operations on helping those in need.
Whether you’re in need of financial or medical assistance, or you feel passionate about our cause, we invite you to get involved in the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Service Foundation! Together we can change the world.