LAKE TOMAHAWK - Taking care of vision shouldn't be a tough task. If we can't see clearly, it's just a matter of visiting the eye doctor. For some people it's not that simple.
People go without clear vision all over the world. The Lions and Lioness Club in Lake Tomahawk is doing their part to give people the gift of sight.
At the Raymond Sloan Community Center, it's about seeing clearly.
Lake Tomahawk's Lions and Lioness's Club has helped thousands of people's vision, worldwide. Dave Johnson has been here since 1997.
"When we found out they needed clubs to do this, our club went into it whole hog. We started out with a few guys doing it, now we got everyone involved. Almost the whole club works at it sooner or later."
The Lions camp in Rosholt Wisconsin recycles about a million pairs annually. It's the club's job is to clean up the mess.
And once the eye-glasses are sorted the Lions' and Lioness' write new prescriptions.
Thousands of hours are devoted to keep this train rolling. But delivering the gift of sight makes it all worth while.
"It doesn't cost a penny to do this, just our time. And that's what's so great about it. That's how you improve lives. That's what Lionism is all about."
MINOCQUA - By the time most of us finish breakfast, we already start planning what to eat for lunch.
For some kids all around the world, that next meal sometimes never comes.
The Food for Kidz Minocqua committee will lend a helping hand to change that Saturday morning.
Lakeland Union High School's common area will transform into a full-blown assembly line.
Food for Kidz volunteers will pour and pack ingredients into plastic bags.
The goal is 175,000 packed meals.
Food for Kidz needs more volunteers by tomorrow to meet that goal.
"If you haven't experienced this, come out and try it and you'll go away with just a great feeling," said Food for Kidz co-chair John Breiten.
Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to walk in to volunteer.
The food packages will be shipped off to anywhere from Honduras to Mozambique.
Some special meals will be set aside and sent to local communities in the Northwoods.
"It's just a great, fun community event. I think the kids especially take something away that they are giving beyond themselves," said Food for Kidz sponsor and Lakeland Union High School Spanish teacher Karen Roerich.
Walk-in volunteers are welcome to attend either packing shift tomorrow morning.
The first shift is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The second shift is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you can't make it out to Lakeland Union High School Saturday, donations are always welcome.
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