|El Paso Downtown Lions Club
|The Sun Bowl is one of our nation’s most enduring football traditions. Only
the Rose Bowl, established in 1923, is older. In 1938, when the Sun Bowl
Commission sought to create a trophy for annual presentation to the winning
team, it was the Service Clubs of El Paso who jointly donated the funds to
design and build the Trophy. The four contributing service clubs were: The
Downtown Lions, Optimist, Kiwanis and Rotary.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club has played a continuously active role in
the operation of the Sun Carnival Parade and has faithfully built and entered
a float in the Parade every year since 1938, often winning top honors in the
Downtown Lions volunteer to ring bells every December for donations to help
the Salvation Army provide Food, Shelter & Clothing
Light House for the Blind
Lions mission is to help the Blind and locally this has included financial
support,equipment for vision testing and eyeglass recycling.
El Paso Zoo
Downtown Lions assistance has included sponsoring or helping bring in
exhibits; also paid for bringing in three Sea Lions
Leader Dog School
We donate to the Leader Dog Program who Train Seeing Eye Dogs and
Recipients with their "leader dogs".
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Provides Relief in Emergencies, Disasters world wide. Grants provide both
immediate assistance following natural disasters and long-term disaster relief
for reconstruction efforts. Grants help preserve sight, combat disability,
promote health or serve youth.
Texas Lions Foundation
Assistance to Texans in Emergencies, Disasters
Lions World Services for the Blind
Assistance in developing Social& Work Skills for the Blind
West Texas Lions Eye Health Foundation
Financial assistance for eye surgeries.
Click here for an application for assistance.
After completing application, contact the webmaster.
Hearing & Speech
We collect used Hearing Aids to be refurbished for hearing impaired, and
give donations to the Speech and Hearing Center.
Miracle League of El Paso -
Sponsored a baseball team of children with disabilities or special needs.
Click the link to see a photo of the team that Downtown Lions sponsored.
Texas Lions Camp
A Camp For Physically Challenged and Diabetic Children. Transportation is
provided to the Texas Lions Camp in
Kerrville for the Physically Disabled and Diabetic Children.
Used Eye Glasses Collection
Provide recycled glasses free of cost to the recipient. Contact any Lion or
take eyeglasses to one of the collecting sites in El Paso listed below.
Sams Club West Side 7970 N. Mesa
Eyemart Express 655 Sunland Park Dr.
LensCrafters Sunland Park Mall
Walmart West Side on N. Mesa (in the Optical Shop)
Executive Office Service 5823 N. Mesa
University Vision Center 3800 N. Mesa
Eyemart Express 10415 Gateway West
Viscount Vision Center 8838-M Viscount
Eastside Vision Center, 10952 Ben Crenshaw
Lasik Vision Institute , 10961 Gateway West
Franklin Optical 9870 Gateway Blvd North Suite B4
White Cane Day Program
Collect funds to assist the visually impaired.
Center Against Family Violence
Formerly the Shelter for Battered Women
Renovated Play Ground at the Center Against Family Violence
Youth Scholarship Contest
Provide opportunities for Junior and Seniors in HIgh Schools to win
Child Crisis Center of El Paso
Donated clothing, furniture and other items.
Partnered with Habitat for Humanity along with 14 other Lions Clubs
in El Paso area to build a house for a family with a disabled family
member. Go to the photo album page to view pictures of the house
build by date.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club winning entry in theSun
Carnival Thanksgiving Day Parade again demonstrates the
long tradition of the Club as the Leonardo da Vinci float
(sponsored by Western Refining) won the Grand Marshal’s
Award and spread the message of Lionism to all in attendance.