Club News - April 2021Club News - April 2021Club News - March 2021Club News - February 2021Club News - January 2021Club News - December 2020Club News - November 2020Club News - October 2020Club News - September 2020Club News - July/August 2020Club News - April 2020Club News - Jan 2020Club News - Dec 2019Club News - Oct 2019Club News - Sept 2019Club News - July 2019Club News - June 2019Club News - April 2019Club News - March 2019Club News - Feb 2019Stafford Township Lions Club in New Jersey started a Go Fund Me page for fundraising to support community projects including scholarships for graduating seniors, food gift cards, support of the Southern Regional Leo Club, free vision screenings in schools, and more.In California, the Lemon Grove Lions distribute food every month.The Lemon Grove Lions in California sponsored their monthly Drive-Thru Food Distribution in their community. In Virginia, the Burke Lions partnered with others to conduct a Community Food Drive to benefit Food for Others Warehouse, local high schools, and church pantries. The Lions received 2,834 pounds of food and US$320. A Burke Lions convoy delivered the food, and an additional US$500 from Lions to the Food for Others Warehouse. Lions also hosted the Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation event on Zoom, honoring the Joe Lipomi Merit Grant recipients. Unique to District 24-L, the merit grants honor Lipomi, a Falls Church Lion in Virginia who committed to work for the visually impaired.In Virginia, the Burke Lions and helpers sort more than 2,000 pounds of food collected in their Community Food Drive.The Hickory Creek Middle School Student Council and the Lions Club of Frankfort in Illinois, partnered to collect more than 3,000 pairs of socks from students, staff and the community, more than doubling its original goal of 1,500 pairs for those in need.In Oregon, 8-year-old Isaac uses his new OrCam My Eye received with support from the Eugene Bethel Lions.The Eugene Bethel Lions in Oregon continue to help 8-year-old Isaac who was blinded by a rare brain tumor. The Lions assisted his family with the purchase of an OrCam My Eye that clips to his sunglasses and tells him what is in front of him. A Springfield Lions Club Foundation grant provided US$500 to cover his trips to Portland for medical treatment and built railings for his family’s porch.The Salmon Creek Lions Club in Washington held its second free paper shredding event to benefit the Clark County Food Bank. The first event in October benefitted the local Lions Sight Foundation. Donations from local businesses and individuals covered the cost of the shredding truck, and Lions also collected six 55-gallon barrels of food and US$3,239 for the Food Bank. Most cardboard brought in during the event will be used to construct a pollinator garden and a picnic/meeting area near the community garden’s 24 raised beds.The Tri-Valley Lions of New York are raffling off this handmade Lions quilt on June 1 to support Lions’ causes.The Tri-Valley Lions of New York, with the support and artistry of the Calico Geese Quilters Group, is having a Quilt Raffle Fundraiser on June 1. In the middle of the quilt is a woven-in Lions Clubs International insignia. Proceeds will support Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Cancer Awareness, five food pantries, eye tests, and more. In Maine, the Fort Kent Lions had several motivational banners made to lift the spirits of the community. Banners that read “No Matter How Bad Things Seem, Better Things Are Yet To Come, So Smile and Don’t Lose Hope!" were posted in prominent spots around town. A Lion who is a pharmacist helped the club make bottles of hand sanitizer for school employees and local businesses. And because the area has a rich potato farm history, the club distributed free potatoes to restaurants, stores, and food pantries for families in need. To get the club of 120 in the spirit, they made a "Potato Toss" video featuring 80 Lions "tossing" a potato to one another. Check it out.In Hawaii, 15 East Kaua’i Lions, five Kaua’i Lions, King Kaumauali’i Elementary School staff, Alaska Airlines staff, and community volunteers packed and distributed food baskets with food provided by the Kauai Independent Food Bank and the Wailua Meat Company.Minnesota Lion Brian Busch waves in the customers driving up for the Rogers Lions’ Fish & Shrimp Fry.The Rogers Lions Club of Minnesota had successful drive-up Fish & Shrimp Fries in February and March. Close to 800 meals were served during the two events, and another 100 were donated to those in need at the Brockton Meadows Neighborhood.In Illinois, the Aurora Noon Lions Club donated US$530, the proceeds from a recent spaghetti dinner, to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry.In Quebec, the Repentigny Lions, celebrating their 60th year in April, were pleased to report that over the last 20 years their members have collected and processed more than 61,000 glasses.