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The Falls Church - Annandale Lions Club embraces the Lions motto and philosophy - "We Serve." Throughout its history, the Clubs members have pitched in to support their mission of serving the Falls Church and Annandale communities. This has meant giving their time, effort, and resources to help the community. Although the prime focus of the Club is to improve the eyesight and hearing of the community's needy, it also supports youth activities, and local community, state, and international charitable activities. Some of our more recent activities include:

  • Vision and Hearing Activities:  
    • Providing financial assistance to the residents of the Annandale community who have insufficient resources for their sight and hearing needs. This includes eye exams, eyeglasses, cornea transplants, eye surgeries, and hearing aids. 
    • Providing leader dogs and service dogs to members of the Annandale community (we sponsored our first Leader Dog in 1975)
    • Operating and supporting the two Sight & Hearing Screening Vans (providing free sight, hearing, and glaucoma screening)
    • Supporting the Recording Service for the Visually Handicapped
    • Supporting the Eyeglass Recycling Center.
  • Youth Activities:
    • Providing Christmas toys for needy children
    • Sponsoring local schools in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest
    • Sponsoring the local Lions of Virginia Bland Youth Music Contest.  We have sponsored the local Bland Contest since 1953, and we are delighted that three of our contestants have gone on to win the Lions Statewide Bland Competition (in addition to the many who have competed in the District Bland Competition)
    • Supporting the Lions Youth Camp
    • Sponsoring representatives to Boys and Girls State activities and co-sponsoring a Boy Scout Troop
    • Sponsoring boys and girls sport team
  • Community Service and Welfare: Supporting local organizations such as Hospice, Alliance for Physically Disabled, Salvation Army, Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and shelters; supporting the humanitarian programs of the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA); providing special needs equipment to the needy of the community (e.g., Braille and speak systems and other special systems for use by the handicapped); and participating in the Adopt-a-Highway (keeping it beautiful) Program.

  • Lions District, State,  and International Activities: Supporting the Virginia Lions Eye Institute, the Mobile Sight & Hearing Van, Stamps for the Wounded Program, the Virginia Lions Hearing Foundation, the District 24-L Hearing Aid Bank, the Old Dominion Eye Bank, the Lions of Virginia Foundation, and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.


Falls  Church - Annandale Lions Club
Post Office Box 6132
Falls Church, Virginia 22040