Online Originals: Jacksonville New River Lions Club asks for donations

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Jacksonville New River Lions Club is working on a project to help the elderly and those who are visually impaired.

Currently, the club sponsors trips and events for those who are classified as legally blind.

The club was originally started in 1917 and choose to help those who were visually impaired because of the Helen Keller movement.

The club is a branch off of Lions Club International. The international organization is in more than 200 countries and has 1.35 million active members.

The Lions are asking for donations including bathroom toiletries, clothing games, and books in large print that will benefit those supported by elder cheer and the visually impaired.

All donations can be dropped off to 1935 Lejeune Blvd. from now until November 24th. To get involved contact Sgt. E.L. Mayfield at 910-330-1352.

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