The Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club recently donated $2000 to the Foundation for Sight and Sound, a charitable not-for-profit that raises funds to assist visually and hearing challenged individuals. The Foundation’s mission is to make a difference by helping to alleviate the challenges faced by individuals who are losing their hearing and vision. “By providing critical funding for projects that relieve auditory and visual obstacles, we are opening the doors to those who have been shut-out for far too long,” said Mitch Shapiro, founder of the Foundation.

A major focus of the Lions Club is to assist those with visual impairments. The Mineola Lions Club regularly donates to the Sight and Sound Foundation as well as the Guide Dog Foundation, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, and other organizations.

Shown L-R are John Broder, Mitch Shapiro, Lions District 1st Vice Governor TJ Anand, Rick Volpe, Manny DeFreitas, Club President Ray Sikorski, Joe Sellitto, Club Secretary Rich Nicolello, District Governor Fred Rieger.