At the Lions International Convention in 1925, Helen Keller asked Lions to help “hasten the day” when there shall be no preventable blindness and deafness. The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) was created to help keep this promise here in Oregon.
As Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Our generous network of Lions and health care providers enable us to leverage each dollar donated into five times in value. All of this is possible thanks to you helping us keep the promise!
Will You Help Us Change Lives?
OLSHF’s Mission Cataract and Patient Care programs as well as its other sight and hearing screening programs offer assistance for people in living Oregon and Northern California who have nowhere else to turn. The Lions told Helen Keller they would take up her cause to fight preventable blindness and deafness. For almost 90 years, they have honored that promise.
About the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
Last year, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation provided over 200,000 of those in need in Oregon, Northern California and throughout the world with cataract surgeries, hearing and vision testing, prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids, low vision exams, school and community health screenings and much more.
We are proud that 100 percent of every dollar donated helps restore sight and hearing for those in need. How is this possible? All of our administrative costs are covered by endowment interest. Our office space is rent free in perpetuity by virtue of the generous contribution of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Our corps of 4,000 Lions volunteers from 175 clubs throughout Oregon provide free assistance. Our network of 500 providers performs greatly discounted medical care. Our sponsors, both in-kind, and direct funders give generously. How does this translate to saving the sight and hearing of Oregonians? Every donated dollar translates to more than five dollars’ worth of medical care for those in need.