The Lions Club San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Two weeks ago, I traveled to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico and had the pleasure of photographing the great efforts of the Lions Club. The President, Chuck Yeager, graciously welcomed me to their Thursday Clinic. I met the most amazing people and witnessed their truly inspiring impact within the local community. The Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization. There are 1.35 million active members, volunteering around the globe. Lions have been combating blindness since their founding in 1917. Since 1992, every Thursday, the Lions Club San Miguel De Allende, Mexico provides, at no charge, a thorough eye examination and eyeglasses from a donation based inventory of about 35,000 recycled prescription eyeglasses. As of December 2010, they have provided 16,033 eye tests and dispensed over 13,911 recycled prescription eyeglasses, a testament to their lasting motto…Lions give sight.

A local woman crafts these lion finger puppets that they give out to all the patients. I couldn't help myself, Chuck was a good sport and has such a great face;)