The Crescenta Valley Lions Club is one of the fastest growing community service organizations in Southern California. Our Motto says it all—We Serve! Here’s just a few of the ways our volunteers step up to help meet the needs of our community:

Kases for Kids. Every year we collect much needed school supplies, toiletries, blankets, stuffed animals and more to fill scores of backpacks for needy kids—many of them foster children—who are shuffled between homes with only a few possessions to call their own.

Scholarships. We distribute thousands of dollars each year to high school seniors in “service-based” scholarships, awards that honor not only the best and the brightest, but also those who’ve
demonstrated a real commitment to improving the lives of others.

Leos Clubs. We sponsor and direct Leos Clubs at both CVHS and Clark Magnet, our two local high
schools. Through these teen-level service club chapters, we work to cultivate not only the spirit of
community service, but also the practical knowledge of how to engage effectively!

The Fire House and Prom Plus. The CV Lions is one of the key sponsors of The Fire House—one of our community’s most important youth centers. Every year we raise money and volunteers to support Fire House programs like and the weekly Free Breakfast for middle school kids and the associated Prom Plus organization, providing a safe, sane, and fun after-prom activity for graduating seniors.

Citizenship Building. The CV Lions participate in a host of annual Lions Club International programs designed to foster strong civic mindedness in young people. Every year, for example, we sponsor both a speaker’s contest and “peace poster” contest, each challenging young people to develop and express their understanding of essential civic virtues.

Community Garden. The CV Lions also raise grant money and volunteers for the Community Garden. Located on the Campus of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (just one of our community partners), the garden coordinates with St. Luke’s “Food Justice” program to supply valuable produce for many of our areas “hidden Hungry.”

Food Drives. In addition to our work with the Community Garden, The CV Lions conduct four food drives a year to collect canned and dry goods for The Bailey Center— The Bailey Human CareCenter is a free community outreach program of the Tujunga United Methodist Church.  It is an entirely volunteer run organization that serves over 200 needy families and individuals a week.

 Wherever we see an opportunity to help in our community, The CV Lions are there rolling up our sleeves. Together, with many of our partners like the Chamber of Commerce, St. Luke’s, The
Bailey Center, Prom Plus and so many others, The CV Lions are here to help build a strong, vibrant
community that works for all of us. That’s because We Serve!

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