Oceanport Lions Club Strawberry Fair

Thank you for supporting our 2019 Strawberry Fair

We look forward to seeing you next year 2020!

Tentative Dates May 27 -through May 31

Oceanport, NJ

Low vision help program

at no cost to Oceanport Residents

BRIDGING THE GAP
BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NEEDS.

Oceanport Lions Club

Oceanport Lions Club...we serve.

The Oceanport Lions Club provides Charitable assistance through their Activities & Fundraising at the Local, State and International Levels

Oceanport Lions Club Strawberry Fair

Thank you for supporting our 2019 Strawberry Fair

We look forward to seeing you next year 2020!

Tentative Dates May 27 -through May 31

Oceanport, NJ

Low vision help program

at no cost to Oceanport Residents

Bridging The Gap Between People And Needs.

Thank you for supporting our 2019 Strawberry Fair.

We look forward to seeing you next year 2020!

Tentative Dates May 27 -through May 31  

Welcome to the Oceanport Lions Club Website

The Oceanport Lions Club has dedicated the talent of its members and the funds raised from its activities to promoting, for all the citizens of Oceanport, a spirit of community and cooperation; both in how it conducts its affairs and through its charitable donations to a multitude of organizations and individuals in Oceanport NJ.

Oceanport Lion Club

An update on what the Oceanport Lions Club is doing for you!

Since 1952 the Oceanport Lions Club has been helping not only sight impaired individuals but they have contributed in many ways to Oceanport residents through community donations. Here are some exciting programs that may be of interest for you or someone you know.

An update on what the Oceanport Lions Club is doing for you!• The club has information for low vision individuals.
• The club also does vision screening.
• On November 16th the Oceanport Lions Club will make a donation to the Oceanport School System.
• There are several organizations including the state of New Jersey that will assist you with sight friendly. devices including a talking books program. We can help you connect to the low vision services available.

Oceanport Lions Vision Screening & Screening Program for Accurate Detection

SPOT accurately detects the potential of these common vision problems:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurred vision)
  • Anisometropia (unequal refractive power)
  • Strabismus (eye misalignment)
  • Anisocoria (unequal refractive power)

Oceanport Lions began to donate their time and energy to perform Annual Vision Screenings for Pre-K and early elementary children in Monmouth County schools

In 2015, the Oceanport Lions began to donate their time and energy to perform Annual Vision Screenings for Pre-K and early elementary children in Monmouth County schools, including:

  • Wolf Hill School in Oceanport
  • St. Jerome’s School in West Long Branch
  • Lenna W. Conrow School in Long Branch
  • Morris Avenue School in Long Branch
  • Joseph M. Ferraina ECLC in Long Branch

Since 2015 the Oceanport Lions Club has performed vision screenings on over a thousand students! All vision screenings are provided free of charge by volunteers of the Oceanport Lions Club.

If you would like to learn more as to how the Oceanport Lions can help you or someone you know just contact them, they are here to help in any way they can. Contact John M. Bonforte Sr. at JohnSr@monmouthrubber.com or (908)489-9090. You can also visit their Facebook page @oceanportlionsclub and like it, this will help them get the word out!

The Oceanport Lions Club provides Charitable assistance through their Activities & Fundraising at the Local, State and International Levels as follows:

LOCALLY

Fundraising efforts have been used for assisting the residents of Oceanport; Local Schools; College Scholarships; Local Emergency Services; Police & PBA; Youth Sports; Scouting Projects and Senior Citizens.

Vision Screening for Children performed at Local Area Schools.

Eyeglass Collections (The Lions perform this Service at the Local, State & International levels. See more below).

STATEWIDE

The Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf
320 Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ 08628
http://www.mksd.org/

Katzenbach School  has over 100 years of experience educating New Jersey’s Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children. It is difficult to imagine when one visits Katzenbach in the twenty-first century that it was opened in 1883 as the “State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb”. Today, the Katzenbach School serves children from birth to age twenty-one and recognizes that Deaf children can do anything Hearing children can do. The Oceanport Lions are proud to support this fine school through their charitable fundraising efforts.

Lions Eye Research Foundation of New Jersey, Inc
.
P.O. Box 8207, Princeton, NJ 08540
http://lerf-nj.org/

The Foundation funds are raised, in part, through the efforts of the Oceanport Lions Club and other Lions Clubs throughout the State. The funds are used to support eye research, and to help provide necessary equipment used in the service of eye research at the Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School’s Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Lions, Eye, Ear, Diabetes Screening (L.E.E.D.S)
http://www.lionsdistrict16l.org/links.php

Through L.E.E.D.S. Lions Clubs, including the Oceanport Lions, use Spot Cameras to conduct eye screenings, especially in the local schools. L.E.E.D.S also provides diabetes and hypertension education and screenings for Seniors with the use of a Wellness Van through the CentraState Medical Center Wellness Program, Freehold, NJ. 


New Jersey Blind Citizens Association, Inc. (Camp Happiness)

18 Burlington Avenue, Leonardo, NJ 07737
https://www.njbca.org/

Camp Happiness is wholly owned and operated by the New Jersey Blind citizens Association and is the oldest blind organization in the state. It was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1917.

Today, Camp Happiness is a year-round facility for the blind. The day program offers a host of projects and activities. The computer program, featuring a narrative software (Jaws) and zoom text, has become the cornerstone of the day program. A new computer program for blind/visually impaired children commenced in 2005. Through its fundraising efforts the Oceanport Lions Club along with other Lions Clubs throughout the State helps to provide invaluable financial and work program support for the Camp.

New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
c/o The Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf 320 Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ 08628
http://njlerc.org/

The goal of the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program is to promote eyeglass collection and recycling to meet the demand for quality eyeglasses in developing nations. The Oceanport Lions have teamed up with other Lions Clubs throughout the State to collect eyeglasses, eyeglass frames and sunglasses including cataract glasses that are sent to the Lions Recycling Center.

At the eyeglass recycling center, Lions and other volunteers inspect and clean individual pairs of eyeglasses and prepare them for shipment to Lions eye care missions and other organizations overseas. Eyeglass collection is simple and an inexpensive way to become part of this program and assist others worldwide.

INTERNATIONALLY

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
https://lionsclubs.org/en/discover-our-foundation/mission

The Oceanport Lions donate charitable funds raised to LCIF to be used to provide grants not only in the United States but world-wide to assist in humanitarian efforts that include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, sight and hearing problems, childhood cancer, diabetes and hunger.

The Oceanport Lions Club raises funds to support the projects and groups listed above primarily through its annual Lions’ Strawberry Fair held at Monm
outh Park, Oceanport, NJ.

https://oceanportlionsclub.com/strawberry-fair/

Oceanport Lions’ Club Eyeglass Recycling Program

eyewear donations needed - please help

Oceanport Lion Club

We Serve.

Established 1952