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SOUTH CAROLINA LIONS CHARITABLE SERVICES

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

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Health

Address:

110 Medical Circle West Columbia SC 29169 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

SCLCS provides hearing and vision services for people in the State. Many people say they never thought they would have to ask for help but they lost their job, lost their insurance, had a major illness or something else beyond their control. The gift of sight or hearing frequently helps people get a job, do better in school, regain self esteem and have a brighter future. Donate to an organization that serves the needs of those in our communities.

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Increase public awareness of our organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We provide eyecare services across the state of SC. Eye glasses, eye surgeries, and hearing aids, ALL PUBLIC FUNDS REMAIN IN THE PUBLIC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

In crease size of volunteer force

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

They help the whole state of SC. With their aid, we were able to perform over 200 eye exams to kids in our community.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SCLCS provides sight and hearing care for the indigent in SC. With there health screening unit they check close to 10,000 children a year for the need of eyeglasses and hearing aids at no cost to them or the taxpayers. Working as a "Co-op" for the SC Lions Clubs they help provide low cost to zero cost eye surgeries for many people of SC. For their $600k annual budget, provided by the Lions members in SC, they provide close to $2 million dollars worth of services for South Carolinians.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The South Carolina Lions Charitable Services has an amazing program to help people with vision problems. The fact that they can take a $1300 donation and give someone back their sight is amazing.

My favorite story that I've heard while working with them is that of a Vietnam vet who was suffering from PTSD. Going blind from a cataract was compounding his issue and giving him enormous problems. When he said very solemnly that he didn't think he would be here without the surgery provided by SC Lions Charitable Services it sent chills down my spine.

Their reach is statewide, and the need of SC residents is great, so if you want a charity that makes a big difference (and keeps 100% of donations in SC) this is it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money. When the SC Commission for the Blind was basically defunded the Lions did everything in their power to pick up the slack.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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