Our club works to help people in Batavia with vision and hearing needs. We partner with Dr. Toney in Batavia to provide eye exams and glasses for those in need. Applications are sent to us and after approval, the patient goes to Dr. Toney. We pay Dr. Toney directly for his services. We also work with school nurses at Batavia Public Schools to provide services to students in need.
We financially assisted Sight First, Lighthouse for the Blind, University of Illinois Eye Research, Sight and Sound, Guide Dog foundation, School for the Blind, and Spot Vision Screener.
Each year we take glasses and hearing aids to the Lions office in Sycamore to be recycled. Lion Glenn picks up the glasses from collection boxes around town (banks, churches, library, park district and eye doctors). They had recycling days every few months and we are able to go and work with Lions from other clubs to provide this valuable service.
We also provide help for hearing on people over the age of 18.
Each year we award one year college scholarships to Batavia resident High School seniors who have demonstrated exemplary community service.
Our club supports the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. Each month the Tail Twister suggests an item to bring to our regular meeting.