Lions Clubs is an international, non-political service organization established in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones and a group of civic minded businessmen. As of April 2015, we had over 48,000 clubs and close to 1.45 million members in 190 countries around the world. As of March 2020 we are celebrating 100 years of Lions in Canada.
Closer to home our club has 38 members and so far this year we have served close to 3,500 people in 60 various activities and donated almost $26,000 back to the community last year. We did all this by volunteering over 3,000 hrs of time, NOT including the 100’s of hours we are spent on building the storage rental units.
Please contact the Lions at 705 646-2394 if you are interested in renting a unit.
All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Lions have 5 main causes around the world and here at home:
|· Diabetes||· Hunger|
|· Vision||· Environment|
|· Childhood Cancers|
We do all of this by having a lot of fun and comradery at fundraisers such as BBQs, bingo, golf tournaments, etc. Some examples of donations that support these 5 pillars of Lionism include:
We are currently helping weekly with delivering meals for the Out of the Cold project. Our only other fund raising activity at this time is also helping the community and the environment as we are sorting and return liquor and beer containers at the dump back to the beer store for recycling.
If you’d like to have some fun, make new friends, give back to your community and have the satisfaction of a rewarding experience, please join us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705 646-2394, or talk to any of your local lions, you won’t regret it.