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Welcome to the Amherst Lions Club Website!

Feel free to browse around and see what we're all about.

         

Our 2020 Sponsors!

Go Fund Me Donations

 Coronavirus Helpful Links

 Free Things to do    

New Fundraiser!

Online Silent Auction & Scratch Ticket Raffle

December 4-13, 2020

General Donations




Happy Holidays from the Amherst Lions Club!

We want to thank Amherst Garden Center for their beautiful greenery!  Lions club members met with John and he quickly helped us identify how much we needed.  It was easy after that and we chose from a great selection.  Our community is blessed with caring individuals.   We all hope that everyone is staying safe and Covid free.  Enjoy the little things and remember we'll get through this.  

 

Lions Linda Ribolini, Reed Flowers and Pat Harrison helped create the planters for the bridge.  


 Online Silent Auction & Scratch Ticket Raffle

December 4-13, 2020

The Amherst Lions Club is having an online Silent Auction and Scratch Ticket Raffle this year instead of our usual Craft Fair that is normally held the 1st Saturday in December at the Amherst Middle School.  This is due to the Covid19 pandemic. The Silent Auction and Raffle will replace some of the funds we would normally get from the Craft Fair.  Many local merchants and some of our crafters who normally participate are going to have items in the auction. Bidding will start on Friday, 12/4 at 1PM and end on Sunday 12/13 at 2PM. Your holiday gift shopping could not be easier. The raffle will be online as well.  We will sell tickets 10 for $10 for a chance to win $200 worth of scratch tickets!  Please support us and enjoy the auction. All proceeds go to our local charities who need it now more than ever.  Stay tuned, more details and sneak peeks coming soon.


Go Fund Me

Go Fund Me Update

A big THANK YOU goes out to an anonymous donator who graced our GoFundMe with a $1,000 donation yesterday!  This is particularly helpful during this holiday season since we have more people in need than ever.  We also want to again recognize the Amherst Fire Department Association for their substantial donation.   With these and numerous other donations from community members, we have raised Just over $2,500 toward our goal of $20,000.  Please help us help others!  Please see more information below and click on the GoFundMe to donate now!

Want to make a difference in Amherst as we recover from COVID-19?  In normal years,  Amherst Lions Club raises substantial funds for local charities and provides hundreds of volunteer hours for our town through various community events.   

Unfortunately, for the safety of our members and the public we have canceled most volunteering and fundraising. The many needs we serve have not gone away, however, especially during this economic disruption.  So we are asking all LIONS supporters to keep our charity funding strong so we can help those who've been hit hardest.  


The LIONS motto is "We Serve" and the Amherst LIONS have taken that motto to heart for almost fifty years.   Though we can't organize our normal fundraising events this year, we are determined to serve our community through this online fundraising effort.  Please contribute what you can by clicking
Go Fund Me.

Please note tax deductions for donations given to charities:  An important feature this year, courtesy of the CARES Act, is that you can deduct up to $300 above the line from your taxes for amounts given to charity. ($600 for married couples)

This is for those taking the standard deduction.

More info here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/t054-s001-cares-act-expands-charitable-giving-tax-deductions/index.html%3famp

So you can donate to the Amherst Lions and deduct it from your taxes for 2020! It's a good deal!     

 


Coronavirus Concerns

We would like to share our concerns about the Coronavirus by offering some links to information on COVID-19 prevention and free things to do to help you in this difficult time. 

Remember those who are serving us either in hospitals, military, law enforcement, anyone who continues their job so that we will have what we need. Please take care of each other. 

Thank You COVID 19 FRONT LINE WORKERS!

Healthcare Workers, Policemen, Firefighters, Paramedics,

Truckers, Grocery Workers, Postal Workers,

Shipping Companies, Manufacturers, Military,

Farmers and all the other Warriors who are on the front line.


Remember, you should not have to sign up for anything to get the free stuff.  

COVID-19 PREVENTION and Useful Tools

Information

 

Cleaning

Mask

Pets

Stress

Business


FREE THINGS TO DO

Crafts

Science

Nature

Gardening

Puzzles

Art

Exercise

Reading


Here’s a couple of interesting reads as well. 

 

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We are grateful for our 2020 Club Sponsors. Consider their business and services and support local business. Click on the logo to go to the website. 


 Amherst Lions Club 2020 Tier 1 Sponsors

                                           


Amherst Lions Club 2020  Tier 2 Sponsors

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Amherst Lions Club 2020 Tier 3 Sponsors

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