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The Annual Labor Day Car Show is jointly produced by the City of Fairfax and the Clifton Lions Club. The mission of the show is to raise money for local charitable service organizations. 100% of the proceeds from the show will be donated and all donations received are tax deductible. 

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A major fundraiser for the Clifton Lions Club is the Christmas Tree sales, held on the grounds of St. Peters in the Woods Episcopal Church in Fairfax Station.  We set up at Thanksgiving and sell trees weekday evenings and on weekends.  Come buy a beautiful 7-8 foot Fraser fir for your holiday celebrations. All proceeds go to charities in the Clifton/Fairfax area.

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Our Super Cash Raffle is held the end of February each year; tickets go on sale in September at the Labor Day Car Show.  Only 150 tickets are sold; every 10th ticket drawn is a winner of a minimum of $100, with a grand prize of $5000 for the final ticket drawn at the raffle in February.  Get your tickets at the Labor Day Car show, Clifton Day, at the Christmas tree sales or from any of the Clifton Lions Club members.

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Clifton Day LogoAt the Clifton Day celebration, the Clifton Lions sell hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and drinks to raise money for charity. The annual festival takes place in the historic town of Clifton and features a marketplace with around 150 artisans, antique dealers, vintage sellers and other vendors. There is live music, children’s activities, and pony rides.  VRE offers service to and from Clifton for the event from Manassas and Rolling Road stations and all stops in between.  

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Our Service Projects

  • Low-cost vision care and eyeglass recycling 
  • Preschool vision screenings
  • School backpacks and supplies
  • DEA Drug Take-Back Days
  • Weekend food bags for elementary school children
  • Hypothermia protection for the homeless
  • Holiday food gift cards to families in need
  • Environmental cleanups

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Support of Charitable Organizations

   Inova Life with Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer, is Northern Virginia’s leading non-profit organization providing education and psychosocial support to all individuals impacted by cancer through evidence-based holistic care at no cost, no matter where treatment is received.  Founded in 1988 by a man who lost his wife to cancer, their goal is to help patients and their loved ones live well, during and beyond cancer treatment.  Life with Cancer offers hundreds of in person, virtual and hybrid classes and support groups, nurse navigation, nutritional consultations, therapeutic and art counseling, special workshops and expert talks, and mind-body/wellness programs and services for patients, survivors, and their loved ones to improve their quality of life and help them cope with cancer, its treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way. 

 

  At Cloverleaf Equine Center there is an opportunity for everyone — children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome; teens coping with abuse; young adults struggling with substance use disorders; elderly adults experiencing early signs of dementia or veterans regaining balance while recovering from PTSD. Through therapeutic horseback riding, equine-assisted learning, physical and psychotherapy incorporating horses, or other equine-assisted services, Cloverleaf helps to build and focus on individuals’ abilities rather than disabilities. Cloverleaf horses help humans learn, improve and grow in ways that strengthen their body and mind, build confidence and ability, and encourage resilience.  

 

The Summer Grace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to support childhood cancer families in critical need of financial assistance, and to support the mental health of children and teens with cancer and other serious physical or mental health conditions. Their Rockstar Warriors program provides musical instruments to pediatric hospitals with existing music therapy programs. Through Summer Helps, the Summer Grace Foundation financially assists local childhood cancer families, by helping with basic, essential needs, such as food, gas, and rent. Throughout the    year, their Sunshine Drop program supports INOVA Children’s Hospital by delivering packages of toys & comfort/care items to children with cancer and other serious health conditions, as well as packages of personal care products for their caregivers for emergency or unexpected hospital stays.

 

 A Place to Stand (APTS) works with existing organizations to create healthier communities by providing basic needs such as:  stable housing, adequate nutrition, education, employment assistance, and healthcare.  Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at over 30 sites in addition to several pop up locations.  Some students, however, rely on weekend food bags or pantry food in addition to what is provided. To help these students and families who have limited access to these food sources, A Place to Eat organizes volunteers to pack donations into bags and make deliveries to families in need.


The Lamb Center is a daytime dropā€in homeless shelter for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Fairfax, Virginia. They provide breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry service, Bible studies, employment opportunities, housing and job counseling, AA meetings, a nurse practitioner clinic, a dental clinic, and much more. The emphasis is on providing a community of fellowship, support, empowerment, and learning together.


  
 The American Boy Project is a 501(c)(3) organization built to support families struggling with opioid addiction and substance abuse. They provide grants for recovery treatment, particularly for those who lack insurance or who need longer rehabilitation than their insurance will cover. Studies show that the risk of death due to opioid addiction reduce when longer treatment stays are utilized. The charity's annual Fall Brawl lacrosse tournaments bring together collegiate teams in round robin competitions to raise funds and break down stigma for those struggling with addiction and substance abuse. In addition to providing treatment resources, American Boy offers training in over twenty career interests that allows recipients to start and run their own businesses after treatment. The charity was founded in memory of Matthew Megale, who died at only 26 from an opioid overdose. Matt was the brother of one of our Lions. 

 

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.  The Foundation is a beacon for those affected by these blinding diseases.


The Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation works to improve health outcomes for vulnerable children living in Fairfax County. The mission of the MCCP Foundation is to provide access to quality, comprehensive medical and oral health care services to low-income, uninsured children, aged 0-19, of working families who cannot otherwise access a medical and dental home.  

 Canine Companions (CC) is a nonprofit organization which provides service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge. Volunteers raise the puppies before sending them off to be trained by professionals who certify the dogs to work in all sorts of public environments. The dogs learn independence-enhancing, life-enhancing, and even life-saving skills to assist their disabled companions. CC also provides dogs to wounded veterans and those suffering from PTSD, seizures, and emotional trauma--CC's therapy dogs can be found in courtrooms comforting children who were victims of crime. At the same time, CC provides opportunties to prisoners seeking reformation by facilitating a puppy program behind bars. CC is the leading organization for professional service dogs changing lives. 

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