Specialists working in the Iowa Cochlear Implant Center offer support to pediatric and adult cochlear implant patients. This support includes initial diagnostic evaluations to determine candidacy, proper fitting of the cochlear implant and continual follow-up support to ensure that the greatest benefit is derived from the cochlear implant.
Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in Iowa’s young children (target population 6 through 48 months of age) through screening and public education.
A non-profit service organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of sight through the recovery, processing and distribution of human ocular tissue for transplantation and research, primarily in Iowa, but also throughout the world.
Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank
The Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank provides hearing aids for those who have a need and find themselves in the position of not being able to meet that need financially. Approximately 140 hearing aids are dispensed free of charge each year to qualifying Iowans.
Promotes personal, individual excellence by providing comprehensive educational programs and services, delivered by highly qualified personnel with in-depth training for understanding the unique needs of these students. ISD prepares students for community participation as successful and productive adult citizens, with skills comparable to their hearing peers.
Provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. To support the Prison Puppy Program you may send a donation directly to Leader Dogs for the Blind and write “Prison Puppy Program” on the memo line.
Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The camp was established in 1972 with the first 211 campers attending in the summer of 1974. Today, Camp Courageous serves nearly 6,000 individuals with disabilities are served in a year-round program.
The Power of 300 Campaign
In 2020 we experienced a world wide pandemic. Due to this donations to the Iowa Lions Foundation have been slow to come in. We currently have a back up fund but it is not near enough to keep the entities funded for half the year. The Power of 300 Campaign was developed to build a back up fund to last t least 5 years.
The idea is to encourage clubs and individual members to donate up to $2,500 to help build the back up fund. The $2,500 can be paid over 3, 5 or 10 years. Donations can be made by checks made payable to the Iowa Lions Foundation and mailed to 2300 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Or you may setup donation payments with a debit or credit card by contacting Tim Wilson at the Iowa Lions State Office at 515-232-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminders will be sent out for installment donations.