King William Lions Helping Children

Your local King William Children First Lions Club continues to reach out to the county's children. Recent efforts include conducting hearing and vision screenings at West Point Head Start, Cool Spring Primary School, Acquinton Elementary School and Hamilton Homes Middle School. Over 600 children were screened. The screenings are free and use modern, non-invasive technology that is easy on the kids. About 7 percent of the children were referred for further examination.

The Lions also have recently placed eye glass boxes at King William Pharmacy and King William Department of Social Services to collect used eye glasses that will be distributed to underdeveloped countries. The Club is taking part in an Early Childhood Reading Initiative aimed at parents of children ages 1-3, to help them develop a love of reading. Lions also are collecting new and used books for Head Start preschool children.

We invite you to join us on future projects to help King William children. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Aylett. If you would like more information on any of the above, call Amber at 769-3511.

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