Vision – Global Cause and Hearing
Vision is a Global Cause for Lions Clubs International since 1924 when Helen Keller asked the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness.” We provide vision tests, glasses, and hearing aides to members of our community who qualify financially. We provide vision screening to the Oak Harbor School District for compliance with State mandated testing of elementary students. We also support local and national eye banks though the White Canes Program. For more information or if you need glasses, please call 360-320-7066. If you need hearing aids, please call 360-320-0161
We collect used eyeglasses for recycling in partnership with NWLERC to other countries where they are distributed. Recycle your old glasses, hearing aids, and cell phones at these Oak Harbor Locations:
Connect Hearing 380 SE Midway Blvd.
Elks Lodge 155 NE Ernst
Garage of Blessings 800 SE Barrington
Great Clips 31595 SR 20 Ste 4
Harada Physical Therapy 31955 SR 20
Harmony Health 285 NW Midway Blvd #7
Island Eye Care 231 SE Barrington Ste 208
Island Thrift 600 SE Barrington
New Image Salon 665 SE Pioneer Way
Pamela’s Legacy 655 Pioneer Way #4
Wallin-Stucky Funeral Home 1811 NE 16th Ave
Whidbey Chiropractic 270 SE Cabot Dr Ste 4
Vision Plus 31775 SR 20, Ste B1
Medical Equipment Loans
We loan medical equipment, such as hospital beds, walkers, wheelchairs, shower/bath seats, toilet risers, knee scooters, and more, at no cost, to members of our community. For more information, to donate equipment, or if you need equipment, please call 360-499-6476.
We also participate in Central Lions Club’s Mexicali Project which brings medical equipment and eyeglasses to rural areas of Mexico. If you are interested in volunteering for our local program, please call us. The program takes 3-4 active volunteers to make it all possible.
At this time, we cannot accept ‘prescription items’ such as diabetes testers, prosthetics, colostomy, incontinent, or c-pap machines. Incontinent products can be donated to Garage of Blessings or “For the Girls” programs.
We also do not accept electronic wheelchairs as the battery replacement costs are prohibitive. For electronic wheelchairs, please contact Veteran & Community Mobility Center, Rich 360.420.4046. For donations, if possible, please text photos. For requests, please call/text “how tall, approx. weight, any special needs such as tilt, lift, recline, elevate, electric light extensions, etc.”
Quarterly, we pickup litter on State Route 20, from Monroe Landing Road to Sidney Street, a distance of about four miles. This project requires about 16 Lions to safely complete, and takes only about one hour. After, we often gather at a local restaurant for breakfast. Those ages 16+ are invited to join us! We can provide high school and command volunteer letters.
Memorial Day – Service of Remembrance
On Memorial Day each year, Oak Harbor Lions sponsor an annual Service of Remembrance to honor our fallen heroes of all branches of Military service. This ceremony is co-hosted by Island County Cemetery District #1: Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor, and by our local VFW, American Legion, and Fleet Reserve Associations.
We invite Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor NJROTC, Oak Harbor Fire and Police Departments, and local and state dignitaries to participate each year, and include guest speakers and musical presentations from members of our community.
To see past videos of events, or to participate as a sponsor click here
We offer two scholarships to graduating Oak Harbor Seniors. The Chuck Anderson Vocational Scholarship is renewable for two years. The Dur Roberson Academic Scholarship is renewable for four years. For more information, call: 360-320-0161
We participate fundraising, maintenance, sponsor campers, and serve meals at Camp Horizon.
Twelve times a year, we place hundreds of American flags throughout the community. They are placed adjacent to businesses that sponsor the flags, in support of the Oak Harbor Lions. Current Dates:
*MLK Jr. Day *President’s Day
*St. Patrick’s Day *Holland Happening
*Memorial Day *Flag Day
*Independence Day *Labor Day
*September 11 *Columbus Day
*Veterans Day *Pearl Harbor Day
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