How We Serve
At the Katy Lions Club, we’re not only about blindly assigning folks to generically serve. We strive to match our serving Lions with activities and efforts that compliment their skills, desires, and capacities available to them.
You’re encouraged to contribute your available time to service projects, as well as being available to attend other activities and events. You can always talk with members. The biggest bonus: if you’re running low on free time but still want to give back, you can become a financial supporter of our fifty year old club.
Take a look at just some of the amazing ways the Katy Lions Club serves our community.
What's Coming Up
The Vagina Monologues is a 1996 Off-Broadway play that explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences and other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. This showing is raising money to benefit Transparent Closet & Women's Charities. Buy your tickets to the March 25th showing.
April 1st Music Festival featuring Eric Paslay and benefitting the Texas Lions Camp. Also featuring Backroads, Jay White and Blues Comander, Jean-Pierre and Zydeco Angels, Tylor Bigley, and Holly Tucker. This event is organized by our friends at the Temple Breakfast Lions Club. Sign up!
Come out to Katy's First Baptist 600 Pin Oak on April 15th to for this free recycling event from 9am to 12noon. Bring used glasses and check out the list of accepted trash for recycling.
On May 4th, Monica Guerrero from Prevent Blindness Texas will talk about vision programs and initiatives available in the State of Texas; then Coach Cam Campbell will join us to share his learned insights into diversity, economic empowerment, and how whether you're an NFL team, a high school coach, a business owner, or a student, you can effect positive change.
June 1st, hear from Adrienne, President of the Katy Heritage Society, will provide a presentation on the history of Katy. Then Amanda, Board Moderator of FCC Katy, will provide an outline of where we need to go to make Katy more inclusive and open.
Eye Glass Drop Off Sites
Eye Vision Screening & Glasses Drop-Off Collections
We provide eye care vision, and through our dozens of used glasses pickups, we have collected tens of thousands of glasses over the last few years. Those glasses, along with the glasses from over fifty other clubs in the area go to a processing center which stamps out new prescriptions, at low- to- no cost to lower income families, many of them with young children, who need them. We also provide eye exams through our partnership with the nurses of Katy Independent School District, again, at little cost to the families.
The Katy Lions Club has various locations where the community can drop off used glasses. Those wanting to serve in this project can help by checking and emptying the boxes, which are then taken to the distribution center monthly. The shown coloring is based on our assigned pick-up zones, and doesn't affect where you drop off.
Katy Senior Center 5370 E 5th St. Katy, TX 77493
Katy Library 5414 Franz Rd. Katy, TX 77493
Heritage Park Vision 5919 George Bush Dr. Katy, TX 77493
Brookshire Brothers 5249 Franz Rd. Katy, TX 77493
VeriCare Vision 1251 Pin Oak Rd Suite 128 Katy, TX 77494
Christ Clinic - Katy 25722 Kingsland Blvd #111 Katy, TX 77494
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 23900 Katy Fwy Katy, TX 77494
Texas State Optical 24441 Katy Fwy #300 Katy, TX 77494
Walmart Supercenter 25108 Market Pl Dr Katy, TX 77494
Whitsett Vision Group 23510 Kingsland Blvd. #200 Katy, TX 77494
Eye Site 24217 Kingsland Blvd Katy, TX 77494
Katy VA Clinic 750 Westgreen Blvd Katy, TX 77450
Maud Smith Marks Library 1815 Westgreen Blvd Katy, TX 77450
Berkeley Eye Center 21502 Merchants Way Katy, TX 77449
Lakeside Optical 21318 Provincial Blvd Katy, TX 77450
Katy Vision Center 21979 Katy Fwy Katy, TX 77450
EyeLand Vision 20220 Katy Fwy Katy, TX 77449
Walmart Supercenter 1313 N Fry Rd Katy, TX 77449
Ursula Stephens Elementary 2715 N Fry Rd Katy, TX 77449
Pearle Vision 19859 Katy Fwy Ste E Houston, TX 77094
Target 19955 Katy Fwy Houston, TX 77094
Visionworks Green Tree 231 S Fry Rd Katy, TX 77450
Lorena Castaneda, OD 2430 N Fry Rd #108 Houston, TX 77084
Mann Eye Institute Copperfield 6860 Hwy 6 N Suite A, Houston, TX 77084
Mann Eye Institute Kingwood 750 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
Target 16300 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land, TX 77479
Visionworks Copperwood Village 6887 Hwy 6 N #700 Houston, TX 77084
Pearle Vision 3031 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098
Wishnow Sugar Vision Center 22132 Westheimer Pkwy Katy, TX 77450
Walmart Supercenter 22850 Morton Ranch Rd Katy, TX 77449
Walmart Supercenter 5660 W Grand Pkwy S Richmond, TX 77406
Vision One Eyecare 22762 Westheimer Pkwy #405 Katy, TX 77450
Today's Vision Cinco Ranch 23701 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite 170 Katy, TX 77494
EYELAND Vision 3418 S Texas 6 E Houston, TX 77082
Cinco Ranch Library 2620 Commercial Center Blvd Katy, TX 77494
MyEyeDr 9550 Spring Green Blvd Katy, TX 77494
Texas State Optical 23702 Westheimer Pkwy Suite C Katy, TX 77494
Target 23710 Westheimer Pkwy Katy, TX 77494
Select Title 2727 Commercial Center Suite J200. Katy, TX 77494
2727 Commercial Center Suite E200. Katy, TX 77494
Starting Strength Katy 1230 N. Mason Rd. Unit 550 Katy, TX 77449
UH Health Advisors 11104 W Airport Blvd. Ste 216 Stafford, TX 77477
FCC Katy 22101 Morton Ranch Rd. Katy, TX 77449
Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 12250 S. Gessner Rd. Houston, TX 77071
Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 828 Meyer St. Sealy, TX 77474
Auto Tune & Lube 13670 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77077
Catherine Bethke Elementary School 4535 E Ventana Pkwy, Katy, TX 77493
Serrano Nutrition 6845 Fry Road., Katy, TX 77449
Southland Bar and Grill 5990 Stockdick Rd., Katy, TX 77494
Shop And Support
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Katy Lions Foundation: D1823
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Charities, Initiatives, & Programs
Blind Living Skills
World Services for the Blind serve people who are blind and visuall impaired learn independent living and job training skills. The goal of the rehabilitation center is to prepare blind and visually impaired people to function independently in our "sighted" society.
The Lighthouse of Houston offers a wide variety of educational programs, community services, outpatient rehabilitation, and behavioral health services for the blind and visually impaired. Infant, youth, and children’s programs provide opportunities for children and their families to learn new skills.
The Neighborhood Garden Project is a community garden giving families the opportunity to grow food by helping remove common suburban obstacles - primarily the lack of adequate space and sufficient sunlight. The project caters to all ages and abilities, providing a safe space to learn and experience.
Lions Eye Bank of Texas works inside the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor University to the provide clinical resources of corneal specialists and others to assist in training and management of the eye bank and the corneal transplants. These resources provide solutions for those in need of sight.
Texas Lions Foundation concentrates its efforts in two areas: humanitarian services and disaster relief. (Grant guidelines) The Foundation strives to support projects that, while falling into one of these two categories, also have long-term and far reaching effects, and promote the objectives of the TLF.
Working with Katy ISD and Hope Impacts, we meet the critical need of providing glasses to our low-income neighbors in Katy. We are a local VSP Eyes of Hope Certificate Provider, offering those who meet the eligibility criterea eye exams and glasses at little to no cost to them or their families.
We support the health of our community through collaboration with many different local organizations. Since 2021, we have worked private businesses, non profits, and local government (such as the City of Katy and Harris County Health Department) to bring health fairs and awareness to our city.
The humanitarian efforts of Lions have been notable and celebrated for more than 100 years. Working together, our district identifies critical humanitarian needs and provides aid. The District 2-S2 Humanitarian Relief Fund supports the efforts of over 50 clubs across Harris and the surrounding counties.
The Lions Clubs International Foundation mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.
Peace Poster Contest
Working with the Katy ISD Fine Arts Department, we have been sponsoring entries to the largest humanitarian art competition in the world for children aged 11 to 13. Creating peace posters gives children the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.
Working with the City of Katy and other local organizations, we partner to host a recycling day and trash diversion program every Spring and Autumn. Bring used glasses and check out the list of accepted trash for recycling.
Tree-Nation gathers and coordinates reforestation efforts worldwide in a unique platform, enabling every citizen, company and planter to take action. We're working to promote world-wide reforestation. Check it out at forest.katylions.org
Working with the Katy Heritage Society, we provide a second $1000 Adult Continuing in the Workforce Scholarship. Lifelong learning should be accessible to all, and this unique scholarship promotes the City of Katy and our unique history while providing a platform for adults to gain professional education.
Working with the Giving Tree @ FCC Katy, we help fund an annual Gay-Straight Alliance Scholarship to a graduating senior in Katy ISD. We serve never has exceptions, so supporting our GSA advocates helps to ensure advancement of our community.
The annual Texas Lions' Opportunity for Youth Scholarships provide students with the initiative to research and gain knowledge on various social ramifications of both diabetes and substance abuse. The contests start at the club level, and then are judged at the district before heading to State.
Seeing Eye Dogs
Leader Dog trains seeing eye dogs to provide the freedom of movement taken for granted by the majority of the population. Every person deserves equal opportunity for independent travel. They are the answer for thousands of people in critical need of sight and human connectivity throughout North America.
We provide leadership training, education, and service opportunities for 12 to 17 year old students seeking volunteer hours through the Leo Club of Katy. The activities and service projects are started and organized by the students under the guide of our Leo Advisors.
Texas Lions Camp was founded on the principle that every child is deserving of a happy childhood. By inviting children to participate in activities they may have otherwise believed out of their reach, we hope to help them improve their self-esteem and step into their life's calling.
Our annual toy drive has donated over 15,000 toys since 2020! We collect toys every November and December and take them over to local hospitals and non profit organizations we have partnered with, where they are distributed to young cancer patients and their families.
The Transparent Closet is a free clothing boutique designed for trans and exploring teens, youth, and young adults to have a safe space for clothing needs and beyond. The Closet is a welcoming space with clothes, undergarments, binders, hair and style accessories, make-up, and more.
After being State Certified and trained to use both charts and automatic vision screening devices, our members screen children as young as 6 months, the homeless population, and anyone else who needs to be screened. If this is something you'd like to have at your school, program, or workplace, reach out.
White Canes & More
Sight Conservation Services Preventing blindness wherever possible and aiding those in need of visual assistance In keeping with one of the oldest missions of the Lions around the world, our commitment is to prevent blindness wherever possible and to aid those in need of seeing assistance.