Monday, February 6, 2017

January Centennial Service Activities

Clubs were busy in January completing Centennial Service Projects.  Here's what was reported:

Relieving the Hunger:

  • Anchorage Mabuhay served lunch at Bean's Cafe.
  • Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions prepared and served lunch for 54 patrons at The Glory Hole, a shelter for the homeless and other needy residents.
  • Mountain View collected food to feed children over the weekend.
  • Anchorage Mabuhay served meals at Kids Kitchen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals for children at no cost.
  • Anchorage Mt. McKinley delivered food boxes to Anchorage residents for FISH.
  • Soldnota supported the Kenai Peninsula  Food Bank and presented a check for $1,200.  This project began on August 27, 2016, when the Soldotna Lions worked with the Kenai Lions at the annual food bank soup supper selling split the pot tickets. Proceeds from the tickets resulted in $500.00 for the food bank.
Sharing the Vision:
  • Girdwood Turnagain Arm screened 250 children at Chugach Optional School with 11 referrals.  Anchorage Mabuhay assisted.  Girdwood screened 223 children at Northwood School.
  • Anchorage Lions assisted with vision screening at Tudor Elementary and Ptarmigan Elementary.  
  • Soldotna donated 154 pair of eyeglasses to Aurora Borealis.  
  • Kodiak screened 138 with 32 referrals and collected eyeglasses.
  • Kenai Lions helped at the Homeless Connect Project and screened 51 patrons with 27 referrals.  
Engaging Our Youth:
  • Anchorage Mt. McKinley presented awards for peace poster contest.
Protecting Our Environment:
  • Kodiak Lions and Anchorage Mt. McKinley made donations to the District Water Project in memory of Lion Diana Cummings.  
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