By Michele Dotson Dotson.firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 20, when the rest of their classmates were cracking the books at school and waiting for the end of the day to start their long holiday break, 17 Leo Club members boarded a bus to Lions Services on Tryon Street to help set up and serve the company’s annual Christmas luncheon.
Lions Services provides vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
The organization, founded in 1935 by the Charlotte Central Lions Club, provided employment for the blind. Initially, the goal was to employ WWI veterans to re-cane chairs.
In 1975, the company was incorporated as a nonprofit textile manufacturer with the purpose of providing vocational rehabilitation for people who are blind and became known as Lions Services, Inc. Continue reading