District 12 Projects
Leader Dogs for the Blind Leader Dogs for the Blind, located in Rochester, Michigan, provides guide dogs for visually impaired people at no charge. In addition, many local Lions Clubs will help provide transportation to Leader Dog when help is needed. Expert trainers work for two months with each potential guide dog, and then the blind recipient lives in a special dormitory for one month to learn how to work as a team with the dog.
World Services for the Blind, Inc. (WSB) World Servides for the Blind, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a comprehensive rehabilitation center for blind adults. WSB provides counseling for emotional and psychological adjustment to blindness and training in independent living and mobility skills, vocational evaluation, and high quality, marketable job skills.
Learning Ally
Learning Ally (formerly The Tennessee unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) is located in Oak Ridge. It supplies recording textbooks and other educational materials on request to individuals who are blind, dyslexic or have a print disability and cannot read standard print at no charge. In addition, educational outreach programs have extended into more than 150 schools and colleges in Tennessee.
Tennessee School for the Blind The Tennessee School for the Blind, located in Donelson, educates approximately 200 students between the ages of 3 and 21 years. The majority of funds contributed by Lions are used to support the Lions Student Work Program, the Christmas Gift Program, and the Summer Enrichment Program for middle and high school students.
Tennessee School for the Deaf The Tennessee School for the Deaf, located in Knoxville, educates approximately 200 deaf and hard-of-hearing children as well as teaches them how to cope in the hearing world. The funds contributed by Lions are used to provide personal necessities for lower income students and a Summer Camp Program for middle schook, high school, and special needs students.
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