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Learning Ally              (Formally Recording for the Blind and Dyslectic  (RFB&D))
Several members volunteer at the Athens, Georgia Branch of Learning Ally serving as recorders of text books and other reading materials.  They average about 18 man-hours per month converting the printed page to digital audio format.

Recording “The Lion” Magazine
Classic City Lions record The Lion, the monthly magazine of Lions Clubs International, at  Learning Ally in Athens, GA from January through June each year. This activity consists of reading the magazine which is recorded to a computer disk, labeling CD’s, copying disks and preparing them for mailing to those who need audio copies of The Lion.  This activity requires about 34 man-hours each month.

Eyeglass Recycling

Location of Eyeglass Collection Boxes

Members of the Classic City Lions Club place collection boxes for used eyeglasses in eyeglass clinics and other offices around town. These boxes are checked periodically and the thousands of eyeglasses collected are transferred to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for processing and distribution.  During the first six months of 2016; 700 pairs regular glasses, 100 pairs prescription sun glasses, and 300 pairs of non-prescription sun glasses were donated. 

The Club also collects cell phones and hearing aids; these can be placed in the glass collection boxes.

Miscellaneous Activities
The Classic City Lions participate in various other charitable activities. Some participated in the building of a room for a hot tub for a blind and paralyzed child who needs warm-water physical therapy.



Our Daily Bread



The Club provided breakfast at Our Daily Bread on the forth Tuesday of each month. Our Daily Bread serves lunch to more than 125 people a day Monday-Friday, as well as breakfast on weekdays and a sack meal on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Daily Bread also distributes food, health, and hygiene items to guests, and provides space for guests to receive legal assistance, nursing care, and VA assistance, as well as offering free GED classes and computer skills training.

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia


Half of the Tail Twister's receipts are sent to the  Food Bank of Northeast Georgia each month.

Mercy Health Center

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse operates vision clinics across Georgia for eye exams and to provide eyeglasses for the financially needy and uninsured. They depend on resources provided by Lions Clubs and other sources, as well as, the volunteer services of eye physicians. Vision clinics are held at the Mercy Health Center, 700 Oglethorpe Ave. Suite C7, Athens, GA 30606, once each month. The Classic City Lions Club provides volunteers in alternate months to help with initial steps of eye exams, record keeping, and selection of eyeglass styles and fit.

Habitat for Humanity

The club has also participated in building for Habitat for Humanity.