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Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation Receives Coquille Tribal Grant - 03/06/18

Portland, Ore. - The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation ('OLSHF') will be better able serve elementary school children in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties because of a generous $6,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.

The grant will help support OLSHF's Mobile Health Screening Program in which an estimated 38,000 elementary school children in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties will receive vision screening at approximately 115 screening events to be held during 2018.

Founded in 2001 by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Tribal Community Fund has distributed more than $6.1 million to support projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, arts and culture, problem gaming treatment and historic preservation, in a five-county region of Southwestern Oregon. This year the Fund awarded 57 grants totaling $291,163.90.

For organizations wishing to be considered for the next round of funding, the deadline for applications is Nov. 30, 2018. For more information, visit the Fund's website at www.coquilletribalfund.org.

About the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation: OLSHF's mission is to screen, treat, save and restore sight and hearing for those in need. During the 2016-17 school year, in partnership with Lions Clubs, we have screened almost 180,000 students throughout the state. In 2015, OLSHF launched its own Optical Finishing Lab and we make new eyeglasses for people who qualify. To date, we have built over 4,000 new eyeglasses for people in need. We also provide the gift of sight to people in developing countries with nearly 72,000 eyeglasses shipped and distributed through international mission work. Please visit www.OLSHF.org or www.facebook.com/OLSHF to learn more about OLSHF's programs!

About the Coquille Tribal Community Fund: The fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the community's wellbeing. Supported by a percentage of revenue from The Mill Casino, the fund is managed and distributed by a board of community leaders and Tribal representatives.

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CONTACT: Nicole Mandarano, Development Director at (503) 413-7329 or Nick@OLSHF.org

Taylor with her winning peace poster
Taylor with her winning peace poster
2018 Lions International Peace Poster - Taylor Igarta Beaverton Teen wins merit award (Photo) - 02/28/18

Taylor Igarta has been chosen as a merit award winner in the 30th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. She was sponsored by the Beaverton Lions Club.

Approximately 600,000 children from 60 countries participated in this year's Peace Poster Contest. The posters were judged at club, district and multiple district levels before reaching the international level, at which point they had been narrowed down to 123 posters. Based on creativity, originality and portrayal of the theme, "The Future of Peace," the Beaverton Lions Club entry was chosen as one of 23 merit award winners.

Taylor Igarta, from Whitford Middle School in Beaverton, will receive US$500 and a certificate of merit.

The 23 merit award winners are from Brazil, China, Cyprus, England, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Thailand and the United States (California, Hawaii, Nevada, North Carolina, and Oregon). The grand prize winner will be announced at Lions Day with the United Nations in New York City on Saturday, March 24.

Taylor is a very active and talented young lady, has a very busy schedule at Whitford Middle School, where she is not only a talented artist, she is also in the band. The Beaverton Lions Club is proud of her accomplishments, and we are pleased to be a small part in her success story.

On Saturday February 24th 2018 Taylor Igarta received an award from Bert Diamond, District 36-0 Governor, and Jenny Ware, International Director, along with her parents.