White Cane Week
Observed by Lions Clubs worldwide, “White Cane Week” calls attention to the use of the white cane by the visually impaired, and to raise money
to support services for the visually impaired. * During this week, a special concentration of efforts to educate the public concerning the hopes and aspirations of the visually impaired is emphasized.
Members of the Grand Cayman Lions Club will be on-hand May 10th 2014 to accept donations at various locations, as well as several businesses throughout the weekend. The Lions donate 100 percent of the funds collected to organizations that aid the visually and hearing impaired, as well as other community projects.
The club also provides eyeglasses for visually impaired children and adults who could not otherwise pay for them.
The Lions are one of the world’s best known community organisations and the Recycle for Sight program is one of their most important initiatives.
Eye glasses are collected, repaired and cleaned, and then sent to communities in the developing world where they are distributed to people who otherwise would have no access to them. A simple pair of eye glasses can literally have a life changing effect for the recipient.