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June 21, 2004

Lions Club raises money for School for the Deaf and the Blind

From: Jacksonville Business Journal - Jacksonville,FL,USA - Jun 21, 2004

The Metropolitan Lions Club of Jacksonville has donated $17,000 to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, part of a statewide campaign that has raised more than $53,000 for the St. Augustine school.

The donation was the result of a challenge match issued by the local Lions Club to other Lions and Kiwanis clubs throughout Florida. The local Lions Clubs offered to match any donations up to $17,000 for adaptive technology for the classrooms at the school.

The classroom needs include Braille computers and printers, visual enlargers and speech synthesizers.

A formal check presentation will be held June 24 at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel at 11:30 a.m.

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind was founded in 1885 and serves about 850 students from throughout Florida. The school is free for Florida residents.

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