White Cane Day

Lions White Cane Awareness Project

In their efforts to advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired or deaf-blind, Lions clubs:

  • Organize an event that emphasizes equal capabilities and talents of people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.  Special themes may be chosen to focus public attention on a facet of blindness and visual impairment.
  • Educate the public about white cane laws.
  • Advocate for “beep” traffic lights and other safety devices.

White Cane Resources

Fundraising Events

Lions may conduct fundraising events, which they sometimes call “White Cane” fundraisers.  Monies collected are used to support programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired as well as for sight conservation.  As volunteers, Lions enjoy working together to target needs in their communities.  The Lions decide which projects suit these needs and when and how they are best able to address them.