Although it has been late arriving this year, spring is a season of color in Woodinville.
Those fortunate enough to enjoy the greens, reds and yellows of a Woodinville springtime may sometimes take their sight for granted. That's not likely for members of Woodinville Lions Club, who have worked for many years to restore the gift of sight to many people in need.
Locally, the Woodinville Lions Club joined the effort by hosting its annual White Cane Days on Saturday, May 19th. About 20 members of the club, worked in shifts and collected donations at Haggen Food & Pharmacy market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Money raised from this year's White Cane Days will go to the Northwest Lions Foundation in Seattle that support, not only our Gift of Sight program, but has now added hearing aids to the program.
"This is one event that has always been enthusiastically accepted by our members," Frank Moffat, the clubs Sight and Hearing Chairman stated.
Lions clubs have had a mission to fight blindness and other eye diseases since Helen Keller, speaking at a convention during the 1920s, challenged Lions Club members to become Knights of the Blind, Moffat said.
The Woodinville Lions Club collects and recycles used eyeglasses and hearing aids at many locations throughout Woodinville. For a list of locations that have eyeglass collection boxes please visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodinvilleWALionsClub/.