Fund Raising Activities

  • White Cane Sales
  • Lions Mint Sales
  • Golf Outing

 Major Service Projects

  • Furnish white canes for the sight-impaired
  • Provide eye screening for children through Project KidSight
  • Provide hearing screening tests for local residents and school children
  • Provide financial assistance for eye exams and eyeglasses
  • Provide services and support of youth through:
    • Welcome boxes for children entering the domestic violence shelter
    • Supplies for students at all level of the public schools and participants in the Youth Attention Center with focus on personal hygiene items and clothing needs
    • Dictionaries for 3rd grade students in all of the Big Rapids schools
    • Peace Poster contest for middle school students
    • Summer camp fees for students with diabetes
    • Special holiday program for high school youth
    • Support of special reading programs and library needs for special needs students
    • Scholarships for Big Rapids high school seniors through the Donley Scholarship

The Big Rapids Lions Club supports among other things, the following charitable organizations

  • Richard E. Donley College Scholarships for local high school students
  • Big Rapids Community Library
  • Big Rapids Public Schools
  • Ferris State University Athletics
  • Ferris SVOSH (Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity) Student Organization
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • Paws with a Cause
  • Lions AllState Band
  • Lions Club International Foundation
  • Lions of Michigan Foundation
  • Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • ArtWorks/MOCHA
  • Eversight Eye Banks
  • Project Starburst
  • Manna Food Pantry
  • WISE
  • Eagle Village
  • Salvation Army

















































































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