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Community Emergency Services

The LOW Lions Club sets aside a limited amount of funds each year to provide financial assistance to Orange County residents who demonstrate urgent and exceptional needs in the areas of housing, ongoing access to utilities, medical issues and transportation needs. Financial eligibility of the individual will be assessed in the areas of income sources and other financial commitments.  Requests for individual financial support will be considered only once in any 12-month period. Inquiries should be directed to LionsHelp@lowlions.org

Community Emergency Services

Community Needs Grants

The LOW Lions Club Foundation annually awards grants to other Orange County area organizations or groups. These grants are typically awarded in the early Spring. The grants are intended to fill a specific need or help fund a new project for an organization or group and will not result in recurrent funding. Grant recipients are eligible to be considered again for additional grants in the future, as long as the intent is to meet a different need. Individuals may not apply for a Community Needs Grant.

It is expected that grant recipients will provide follow-up documentation to show that the grant funds were used for their intended purpose.

To find out more about the LOW Lions Club Foundation Community Needs Grants, you may contact Committee Chair, Lion Jane Haltmaier at lowlions.communitygrants@gmail.com

You may download an application here

Community Needs Grants
Vision Exam Assistance

Vision Exam Assistance

LOW Lions will assist Orange County residents who do not have sufficient financial resources to cover the cost of a vision exam and eyeglasses. Please contact Lion Ron Moffa at (540) 406-9258 for assistance. 

Applications Here

Hearing Aids Assistance

Hearing Aids Assistance

LOW Lions will assist Orange County residents who do not have sufficient financial resources to cover the cost of hearing aids. Please contact Lion Ron Moffa at (540) 406-9258 for assistance.

Applications Here

Sight and Hearing Screenings

Sight/Hearing Screening

LOW Lions provide sight and hearing screening to Orange County students from pre-K to middle school. We screen students within the first 90 days of each school year. To volunteer to be on our team, please contact Lion Candy at (540) 412-6566.

LOW Lions also provide screenings at health fairs and street fairs in Orange County. If your organization would like to schedule our screening team for your local fair, please contact Lion Candy at (540)- 412-6566.

Impaired Vision Support Group

This new LOW Lions group provides information, support and assistance for individuals who have impaired vision or those who wish to provide support and assistance to affected individuals. The group holds informative meetings with guest speakers to advance awareness and action potential for this important area. Lion Gail Sauro is the coordinator gail.sauro@yahoo.com 540-972-1629

Eyeglass Recycling

Eyeglass Recycling

LOW Lions collect and process used eyeglass donations received locally and from the Regional Lions Eyeglass Distribution Center in Northern Virginia. If you have eyeglasses you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the Holcomb or Walker buildings in LOW or at the Lions yard sale on Saturday mornings.

Eyeglasses are sorted, washed and dried.

 

Volunteers use a lensometer machine to determine the prescription of each pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses are labeled, packaged and sent to Lions Distribution Centers for delivery to those in need.

LOW Lions hosts other Lions clubs and other organizations like AARP to participate in recycling activities. If your organization would like to volunteer, please contact Lion Ron Moffa at (540) 406-9258.

Teacher Innovative Grants (TIG)

The LOW Lions provide grants to support special projects that increase achievement, promote tolerance, and/or utilize educational technology to enhance the education of Orange County Public School students.  Orange County Public School teachers may apply for grants by downloading the fillable TIG application, completing it, and emailing it to Charlie Ostlund  charlieostlund@hotmail.com by 9 PM on October 11, 2023.  See below for additional information about the Teacher Innovative Grants, the TIG fillable pdf application and the TIG Scoring Rubric:

TIG Information Brochure

TIG Fillable Application

TIG Scoring Rubric

Teacher Innovative Grants

Student Scholarships

The LOW Lions provide annual scholarship grants to Orange County High School and Germanna Community College students. These scholarship programs total more than $10,000 annually and provide opportunities for a next generation of leaders to fulfill academic and career training goals.

Student Scholarships

Wilderness Food Pantry

With the help of our volunteers, cash and food donations from our community, donations from area grocery stores and access to low or no cost food items through Federal and other nonprofit food programs and the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank the LOW Lions and Lioness Clubs operate the Wilderness Food Pantry. Additional details about the Wilderness Food Pantry are provided here.

Wilderness Food Pantry

Medical Equipment Loans

The LOW Lions offer loans of many types of medical equipment for Orange County residents free of charge. For additional details regarding our medical equipment loan program click here.

Medical Equipment Loans

Leos Clubs

Leos Clubs are the Lions’ youth programs, providing a way for students to participate in service to our community. They are devoted young people who realize the power of action. Together, Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership. LOW Lions support Leos Clubs in Orange County Middle and High Schools.

For more information regarding our Leos program contact

Cathy Hix

apscathy@gmail.com

703-407-2929

Leos Clubs
Other Programs

Bland Music Competition 

Information Coming Soon!

Halloween at the Point

The LOW Lions participate in the LOW Halloween celebration by participating in handing out treats at the Point on Halloween.

Independence Day Parade 

The LOW Lions and Leos volunteers march and enter floats in the LOW Independence Day parade.

Blood Donor Program 

LOW Lions participate with the American Red Cross in conduction a bi-monthly blood drive. Here is an opportunity to give the gift of life to someone in need.

Tree of Love

At Christmas time The LOW Lions Tree of Love program provides an opportunity for area residents to honor and remember loved ones and veterans through donations and the lighting of special Christmas trees that are displayed near the mini mall at the intersection of Routes 3 and 20. Donations go toward helping area families who are in need of assistance to at holiday time.

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