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Fonthill Lions Club

103 Hurricane Rd
Pelham, ON
L0S 1E0

A service club that raises funds for a variety of organizations and sight or hearing related projects. Supports Lake Joe, Camp Huronda, Camp Dorset, Pelham Cares, Welland Hospital Foundation, Pelham Summer Day Camp and other Lions-related projects. Also sponsors local minor sport teams.

May be able to assist in the purchase of glasses or hearing aids for individuals if funds are available. Also collects used glasses for distribution to other countries.



Clubhouse : 905-892-5852

Call for information

For the Needy - Not the Greedy - For the Needy - Not the Greedy

6934 Kinsmen Court N
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 0Y5

Supply a wide variety of medical equipment and assistive devices to individuals or organizations in need, when resources are available. The organization has been able to donate wheelchairs, walkers, operating tables, syringes, food supplements, infrared wheelchairs, alcohol swabs, CPAP machines etc.


Office: 289-296-8079

Wed-Fri 9 am-2 pm

Fort Erie Lions Club

Douglas Heights Senior Centre; 265 High St
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 3R4

A service club for men and women that raises funds for a variety of charitable organizations.

May be able to help with the purchase of glasses for individuals on a low income through the group's Health and Welfare Committee. Also may be able to help with assistance for hearing aids, equipment, etc. Provide Dog Guides for the blind, hearing impaired or physically handicapped. Also promote the idea of development of programs to eliminate unnecessary blindness throughout the world.

They sponsor the Squadron 337 Air Cadets in Fort Erie so that the youth do not pay for this program.

Office: 905-871-7761

Third Thu 6:30 pm, Sep-Jun

Grantham Lions Club

732 Niagara St
St Catharines, ON
L2M 1V7

A service club made up of community-minded men and women that raise funds for a variety of causes. New members are always welcome to join. Requests for funding must be forwarded in writing.



Clubhouse and Hall Rental: 905-935-8434

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March of Dimes Canada (GTA) - March of Dimes Canada, Thorold Regional Office

3340 Schmon Pkwy
Unit 1E Thorold, ON
L2V 4Y6

Offers a number of programs for seniors and adults with disabilities.



Office: 905-687-8484

Toll Free: 1-800-263-4742

Fax: 905-685-6651

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Niagara Falls Lions Club

5981 Drummond Rd
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6E2

Part of an international service organization with 1.4 million members that raises funds for a variety of needs with a focus in the area of blindness and vision concerns, diabetes as well as youth issues.

May be able to help with the purchase of eye glasses in an emergency, for those on a very low income. Must be contacted by writing a letter to the club. Also accepts donations of used glasses to send to Third World countries.



Office: 905-374-2653

Call for information
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tue of each month at 6:30 pm at the Club Hall (except Jul-Aug) - Temporarily meeting 2nd Tue of the month

Niagara Warehouse of Hope

46 Broadway Ave
St Catharines, ON
L2M 1M4

A non-profit organization created as a way to bridge the gap between Niagara and citizens in need in developing countries. Collects items such as hospital beds, walkers, canes, crutches, special seats, medical equipment, clothes, eyeglasses, and school supplies to be sent to people in need, locally and around the world. An assembly point for goods to be put in shipping containers to be sent overseas.

Also able to recycle used electronics including stereos, TVs, computers and accessories, working or not. Broken computer monitors are not accepted.



Office: 905-646-7237

Tue, Thu 8:30 am-12 noon

Ontario. Ministry of Health - Assistive Devices Program

5700 Yonge St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON
M2M 4K5

Financial assistance to Ontario residents with long term physical disabilities for assistive devices essential for independent living

Pays a percentage or fixed amount of the cost of equipment * 8,000 pieces of equipment or supplies are covered by the program * includes prostheses, wheelchairs/mobility aids and specialized seating systems, enteral-feeding pumps and supplies, ostomy supplies, monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics, insulin pumps and supplies for children, hearing aids, respiratory equipment, orthoses (braces, garments and pumps), visual and communication aids, oxygen and oxygen delivery equipment * does not cover repair costs

Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program (OMRP) - Funding for patients for implants * implants support jaw and facial prosthetic devices which restore jaw function (chewing, swallowing, etc) * patients usually have had jaw reconstruction surgery

For an in-depth list of ineligible items, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistive-devices-program#section-5



Office: 416-327-8804

Toll Free: 1-800-268-6021

Fax: 416-327-8192

TTY: 416-327-4282 or 1-800-387-5559

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm

Ontario. Ministry of Health - Dental Care For Low-Income Seniors

Toronto, ON

Dental care program funded by the Provincial government * provides free, routine dental services for low income adults who are 65 years of age or older * coverage period ends yearly on July 31, no matter when enrolled in the program

Coverage includes :

  • check-ups * including scaling, fluoride and polishing
  • repairing broken teeth and cavities
  • x-rays
  • removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • anesthesia
  • treating infection or pain (endodontic services)
  • treating gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services)


Office: 416-916-0204

Toll Free: 1-833-207-4435

Fax: 416-327-8497

TTY: 1-800-855-0511

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm

Stamford Lions Club

Niagara Falls, ON

A service club that raises funds for local projects and supports Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) which helps with sight related issues and disaster relief all over the world.

Supplies Dog Guides to various individuals who are in need.

May be able to help with the purchase of glasses in an emergency, for those on a very low income. A written application must be made before the purchase of the glasses. For information only contact the Lions at contact@stamfordlions.ca. Also accepts donations of used glasses to distribute to third world countries.



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