You may or may not have heard of the Knights for the Blind Charitable Trust which was formed just over two years ago. The Trust was organized exclusively for charitable purposes under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, its purposes are to provide succor to the blind and visually impaired of North Carolina Lions District 31-F, and to foster among its members the fellowship borne of together helping the less fortunate in our society.
Too many needy vision-impaired persons with deserving cases have been turned away by individual clubs due simply to funding constraints. The Trust will consider funding those cases turned down by individual clubs due simply to resource limitations.
Now that you know what we will do let me tell you a few people that have been helped over the past few years. With the limited funding from the 35 members from many clubs around the district we have been able to fund 6 cataract surgeries ($7,200), assisted with the purchase of the SPOT camera ($1,500), Donated $1,000 to the Vision Resource Center to assist with their children’s projects (Thru the David R. Martin Memorial Fund), helped MIRA fund the evaluation of children obtain a guide dog and helped fund the bus for the VIP Fishing Tournament.
What started as an idea from Dave Martin, Dan Boudreau, Vince Schimmoller and Brad Logsdon has turned into such a positive organization that we are able to help so many people improve their lives.
If you are interested in more information or would like to join us in our effort to help those less fortunate than our selves contact one of us Dan, Vince, Brad, or Jerry Thomas


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