Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thanks For Your Support - White Cane Days - October 14 & 15, 2016

Thanks to all who donated. Your support is much appreciated!

The familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom is used by blind and visually impaired persons in many countries. As a result of a 1964 congressional resolution, the President of the United States annually issues a proclamation designating Oct. 15th as "National White Cane Safety Day." Lions Clubs help to increase awareness of the use of the white cane and laws governing its use.

To further that effort, on October 14 and 15 the Manheim Township Lions solicited contributions to be used exclusively for the support of sight-related projects including the SightLife, formerly the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and VisionCorp, formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thanks to the community for their generous support, in excess of $2,400 was collected. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart, and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike.