Service Projects

Oak Creek Lions are committed to making our communities a better place.  Our members are diverse and so is our volunteer service.  We help where we are needed in Oak Creek, in Wisconsin and throughout the world.  If you would like to help us in one of our projects, we welcome you to join in.  

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Lions members can be found on the first Saturday in June at the Oak Creek Police Department's Bike Rodeo.  Many of our residential areas have few, if any, sidewalks and children need to learn bike riding skills so that they can ride safely.  Local children are provided with instruction and a variety of obstacle courses that help them to learn and practice their bike riding skills.  Lions members also provide bicycles that are given away to 2 children who navigate through the obstacle courses.

Blood Drive

On the 1st Thursday in March, June, September and December we sponsor a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center.  

A car accident, a premature birth, a cancer diagnosis, a farm accident - tragedies like these can hit close to home at any time. And when they do, there are unfortunate victims who need your help.  

All you need to do is roll up your sleeve, give blood at our upcoming drive, and encourage everyone you know to do the same. By doing so, you are demonstrating commitment to the health of your community and to hospitals served by Blood Center of Wisconsin.  Make an appointment online at this link or by calling 414-731-8388.

Don't forget to participate in BloodCenter's Giving for Life program. It's a special program that thanks and honors you in a variety of ways for your life-saving activities. You are encouraged to review it at

Eye Glass Recycling

One of our core missions is sight related projects and programs. Lions collect used eye glasses and deliver them to the Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt, Wisconsin. Once delivered to the facility the eyglasses are then sorted, cleaned, categorized, bagged and boxed in preparation for distribution by Lions and other groups to third world countries. We encourage community members to donate their used eyeglasses. Collection boxes have been placed throughout Oak Creek, including an outdoor drop off box directly opposite of the entrance doors to the Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue. 

“We need everyone to donate their old glasses,” said Lion Scott Koenig, Oak Creek Lions Club President.  "By taking the time to give us your glasses, you will help improve the life of someone in need."  In most developing countries, eye care is either too expensive or or not accessible. An eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages, and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people. For many, poor eyesight that is left uncorrected can lead to unemployment for adults and a child’s inability to attend school.   

For more information on the Eyeglass Recycling Program or other projects of the Oak Creek Lions Club, please contact us.

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Holiday Sing-A-Long and Visits

We celebrate the holiday season by visiting local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to bring merriment to our seniors.  All Sing-A-Longs begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include a visit with Santa and refreshments.  Come, lend your voice and bring some joy to our seniors!  Song books provided (although you probably know most of them).
  • Thursday at Manorpointe
  • Tuesday at Elizabeth Home
  • Thursday at Meadowmere
  • Tuesday at Willowcrest
  • Thursday at Franciscan Villa