Charity and Donations

Light the Night for Sight is an evening walk celebrating the gift of sight and emphasizing safe summer celebrations. The walk is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of consumer fireworks, educate the public on the importance of sports eye safety and UV protection and provide information on how to preserve sight.

Light the Night for Sight walk to benefit Prevent Blindness IowaThursday, June 13thCheck-In: 6:30pmWalk Start: 7:30pmThere is no cost to participate. Walkers are encouraged to raise donations to support Prevent Blindness Iowa’s sight saving programs. Those raising $100 will receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.Event website: www.preventblindness.org/lnsiowa

Or can contact Amy O’Brien at 515-244-4341 or aobrien@preventblindessiowa.org.

Johnston Lions Club tent

Thursday, June 13th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Eyeglass and hearing aid recycling

When you come to celebrate Green Days, bring your old eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Johnston Lions Club tent. We will recycle them!

Kindness kits

The CDC has declared that loneliness is at an epidemic level. Do you know someone who could be lonely, sad, or not feeling well? Come to the Johnston Lions Club tent and create a kindness kit! Bring the kids and select items to put into an eyeglass case that will encourage interaction and a feeling of connectivity. Teach kindness and empathy!

Diabetes testing – Saturday ONLY 1:00pm – 4:00pm

One of the missions of the Johnston Lions Club is “blindness prevention”. Being diabetic is one of the leading causes of blindness. For this reason, the Johnston Lions Club invited Iowa Diabetes to come to Johnston Green Days to offer diabetes testing. A single drop of blood is used and within a few minutes a person can know whether they have diabetes or not. The A1c test shows the average of blood sugar in your body for over a period of the past 3 months. A result of less than 5.7 is normal. Greater than 6.5 would be a sign to get checked by your doctor. An early diagnosis could save your eyes from further damage.

Any questions, call Mary Jane Paez, 515 554 1170

 

Help fill the truck at Green Days! The Johnston Partnership is accepting non- perishable food and personal item donations to help people in need in our community. Some high need items include peanut butter, dried beans, macaroni and cheese, cereal, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent, deodorant and dish soap. Items can be placed inside the Johnston Partnership truck at Terra Park on Thursday, June 15 from 5-8pm, Friday, June 16 from 5-8pm or Saturday, June 17 from 12-6pm. To learn more about the Johnston Partnership, visit the open house event on Saturday, June 17 (5170 Merle Hay Road Suite C) from 2-4pm for free popcorn, lemonade and a tour of the food pantry and clothing closet. Thank you in advance for your support!