THE DAVIS BALLOWE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS
For the last 50 years, the Brookville Timberlake Lions
club has hosted a Chidren's Christmas Party for under privilaged children from
the area. To date, we have provided Christmas to over 1540 Children and
spent almost $ 100,000.00 on this project. Each year,Lion Al Strobance has
provided a winter coat and an outfit (pant and shirt) for each child. Lion Helen
Dudley has worked hard to find the children in need and verify that
Previously named the "Ruban Mann Childrens Christmas
party", the name was changed to the "Davis Ballowe Childrens Christmas" party to
honor Davis Ballowe, our only active charter member who along with Lion Charles
Arnold founded this annual event. These children are screened for need, and in
many cases this is the only Chritmas that they will have. Click on this link to view the Photos of the 2006 Party.
EYEGLASS AND HEARING AID RE-CYCLING
The Lions clubs collect old glasses and hearing aids that
are cleaned, cataloged by prescription and given at no charge to people in need,
not only in the US but around the world. Contact any member to donate your old
eyeglasses or hearing aids. This link
provides more information about the eyeglass recycling center in
Brookville Timberlake Lions provides eye exams and eye
glasses to our fellow citizens in need. In the Lions year July 2008 to June
2009, Brookville Timberlake Lions spent over $ 5,000 in Lynchburg and surounding
areas for eye glasses and eye exams. This year's expenditures are going to be
the same or more. Please be sure to donate when you see us at our semi annual
"White Cane" collection.
If you need assistance getting eye glasses or a hearing
aid, please contact us by using the "WRITE US" link at the bottom of the page, and someone will get back to you within a week.
VIRGINIA LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION
Located at the UVA Hospital, this orginization funded by
Lions, is working on new methods of eliminating hearing loss and deafness. They
are doing exciting ne research into the chemicals that make the ear work.
The principal objectives of the Virginia Lions Hearing
Virginia Lions Hearing
• To initiate and support hearing research on deafness
and hearing problems in all age groups.
a) Basic Science Research: Ototoxicity (drug damage);
Noise Damage; Electrical Stimulation of Auditory Nerves; Regeneration of
b) Clinical Research: Study of temporal bone anatomy
and testing of new surgical procedures and/or new implantable devices
concerned with ear diseases and hearing disorders.
• To support the Cochlear Implant Program, for the
rehabilitation of profound deafness in children and adults.
• To conduct diagnostic clinical examinations, which may
result in surgery (eg. cochlear implant) or other rehabilitative procedures
(eg. hearing aids) to restore partial or complete hearing to
• To conduct informational programs to educate the
public on hearing disorders and to encourage hearing protection.
• To initiate educational programs for practicing ear
surgeons on the latest surgical techniques to better care for the hearing
impaired individuals throughout Virginia and beyond.
LEADERDOGS FOR THE BLIND
Our club proudly donates funds to this school, which is
funded by Lions from around the world. Leaderdog, located in Rochester Michigan,
trains dogs and trains the blind student to work with the dog, giving the person
independance and mobility. This is all done with NO COST to the student.
Founded in 1939 by Lions Club members, Charles Nutting,
Don Schuur and S.A. Dodge, Leader Dog has successfully matched and graduated
over 13,000 person / dog teams since its inception. The dream of these men
became vision and independence for thousands.
The dedicated staff at Leader Dog is over 100 strong. The
facilities, located on the original 14 acres first purchased by the founders,
have morphed from a farm with numerous outbuildings to a superb residence
center, a stellar kennel, and well manicured grounds. This complex is home to
our students, dogs, all services departments and the support staff that enable
Leader Dog to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals from
all over the world.
Leader Dogs for the
BROOKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Each year, our club gives a scholarship to a worthy
student at Brookville High School. The club also donates to the After Grad party
each year, and provides the Lions Monthly magazine to the school library.
The Brookville Timberlake Lions clean-up the hiking trail
behind Heritage Hight School, in cooperation with the Lynchburg Parks
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community,
enjoy the great outdoors, garner additional family time, and stay physically
active? The Department of Parks & Recreation sponsors a wonderful program
that can fulfill these needs and more. The Adopt-A-Trail program allows both
individuals and groups to adopt sections of a trail and contribute to its upkeep
and maintenance. It's easy to get started! Lynchburg Parks and Recreation
provides all of the training, instruction and equipment you'll need for this
exciting and rewarding adventure.
Participants agree to collect litter or provide other
maintenance activities (pruning, trimming, staining, etc.) along their section
of trail at least twice a year. Adoptions last for one year and are renewable
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation
LYNCHBURG CLOTHING MINISTRIES
Brookville Timberlake Lions collects gently used clothing, and donates the clothes to the Bethleham Lutheran Church for distribution. This is a new project in 2011/2012 that replaces the clothes collection for the RAM project in Wise County. So far this Lions year, approximately one ton of clothes have been donated. This is an ongoing project.
LOCAL FOOD MINISTRIES
Every month our club provides food baskets to needy
families in the area. The food is purchased from Good Faith Food which is a non-profit program established to help the needy by providing nutritious food produced locally. Brookville-Timberlake Lions Club has participated in this
program since February 2005. A basket of food can be purchased for $35.00. This basket of food has
a retail value of between $45.00-$50.00 if purchased in a local grocery store.
Brookville-Timberlake Lions Club has delivered these food baskets to needy
families since the project was begun. Lion Helen Dudley provides the name of a
needy family in our service area (Evington area of Campbell County) each month.
Lion Helen is very familiar with the needs of these families and goes with Club
members to deliver the package. The LOCAL FOOD MINISTRIES program is a “hands on” project for
Brookville-Timberlake Lions Club. Delivery of food packages has been carried out
by various members with all members having the opportunity of fulfilling our WE
SERVE motto in a more meaningful way.