International Lions Club members from the Catalina-Oro Valley and South Tucson Lions clubs were in Mammoth and San Manuel schools this week providing free vision screening for students. The San Pedro Valley Lions Club was represented by one of the school district’s teachers and a Lions Club member Manny Chavez. At the MESS School in Mammoth, they screened 87 students. At First Avenue Elementary, 200 kids were screened. The Lions were assisted with representatives from SaddleBrooke Community Outreach and Impact of Southern Arizona.
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach is looking at assisting the Lions in their vision screening programs in the area. SaddleBrooke Outreach has been doing many wonderful things in the Tri-Community and other areas along the Copper Corridor. These programs include Kid’s Closet; Teen Closet; support of the Tri-Community Food Bank; Thanksgiving basket program; Education programs including scholarships, tutoring services, support for College for Kids and swimming lessons.
Impact of Southern Arizona is expanding their many services into South East Pinal County Copper Corridor in Oracle, Mammoth and San Manuel. They are partnering with other service organizations in the area to provide programs that empower individuals and families to get ahead and improve their lives. A few of their programs include food banks and nutrition education; clothing, diapers and toiletries; parenting workshops; education enrichment materials for school classrooms; back to school supplies; job resource center; youth & senior holiday services; and much more.