By Joan Hadac
Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post
Do you or your children (or grandchildren) need eyeglasses but have trouble affording them because you are a person of limited means?
You may want to head over to the Archer Heights Branch Library, 5055 S. Archer, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4--where a Lions Club International volunteer will be handing out vouchers worth $200 for people in need.
The vouchers are good for services at select local optometry shops and cover frames, scratch-resistant lenses and more.
To qualify for a voucher, you need to be uninsured, have a Social Security number, and your annual household income must be $23,540 or below (for a one-person household); for each individual household member, add $8,320. Also, you must not have used this voucher program in the past 12 months.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. More than 1.4 million members in more than 48,000 clubs are serving in 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe.
Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects, and they extend their service impact through the support of their Lions Clubs
International Foundation. They are focused on supporting vision, the environment, childhood cancer, hunger, diabetes and other needs to help address some of the biggest challenges facing the world.
For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.
A good pair of eyeglasses can change a person's life, especially a child's. So our thanks to the Lions for providing this wonderful service.
And thank you to our friend, Archer Heights Branch Library manager Elizabeth Ptasik, for letting us know about this.