Photo: Lions Vision
The Kingman Mohave Lions Club helps realize the needs of many children who could not otherwise afford eyeglasses. However, many schools in the Kingman Unified School District have been missing the proper tools for diagnosing a child who may have vision problems. So the club recently provided the nurse's sight program with funds to close the gap. District Nurse Sharla Smith accepted the funds, which "will be used for new vision charts for all schools within the Kingman Unified School District." According to Sharla, the schools are reciprocating the help through the Lions "Recycle for Sight" efforts. "Each school within Kingman Unified School District will be collecting adult and children glasses that are no longer being used." These glasses are then recycled and distributed in poor and impoverished regions within Arizona and throughout the world. Drop-off locations for the Lions Recycle for Sight project can also be found throughout the community at the offices of most local eye care providers, Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, Powerhouse Visitor Center, any Arizona National Bank location and Jim's House of Glass. For more information on the Kingman Mohave Lions Club and their services, visit them online at www.kingmanlions.org, or call (928) 753-4505. Above, left to right, are: Matt Sevier, Kim Stewart, Robin Gordon, Sid Cranston, Tom Price, Smith, KUSD Assistant Superintendent Wanda Oden, Bill Goodale, Dannette Myers and Lions President Kelly Pickering.