Lions Club International and all local Lions clubs share a common motto, "We Serve".
To serve the world and the communities it is part of, Lions must raise money. That money buys the goods and services used to fund our projects and support the community. The Lions have a unique fund raising philosophy. All monies raised from the public go back to the public. That means that no funds raised by the Lions from the general public or through donations from some outside sources can go into Lions Club administration.
Lions Club administration expenses are paid for by Lions Club dues and other internal events.
The Holt Lions Foundation is a 501c3, tax exempt organization. Donations checks should be made out to the "Holt Lions Foundation" and a receipt for tax purposes can be provided.
Some annual and some one time fund raisers are:
Candy Days, in the fall of the year Holt Lions solicit donations from the general At selected area locations a Lions will be asking for donations and giving the public a roll of Lions Mints back.
Lions Mints Sales, Lions Mints specially made for Lions International are on sale on counters tops at many local retailers. Drop your money in the collection slot and take a roll from the display. Remember that your local retailer is giving up valuable merchandising area to assist the Lions.
White Cane Sales, during the last weekend of April and first weekend of May the Holt Lions participates in the nationwide White Cane sale. Lions throughout the area solicit donations from the public while using the "White Cane collection bucket". This is one of the most recognized fund collections efforts and one of the most successful.
Spaghetti Dinners, during the winter months the Holt Lions will provide a Friday night dinner of salad, toast, spaghetti with meatless or meat sauce and home made deserts for a modest price. The food and fun in this events has become a special event for many.
Easter Flower Sale - Lilies, Tulips and Hyacinths Oh My!!!
The Holt Lions have been selling Easter Flowers to the general public for over 42 years! The week before Easter the Holt Lions have hundreds of Easter Lilies, Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths delivered to them. They are then sorted according to advanced orders and by Good Friday are delivered to Churches and office locations throughout the area. The remaining flowers are sold at various locations in Holt and Lansing. This years prices were $10.00 per live plant. Lilies are the all white Easter Lilies. Tulips and Hyacinths came in several colors.