Lake Sumter Lions Charities, Inc.
(Foundation Arm of the Lions Sumter Lions Club)
Thanks the Public for Supporting our Fundraisers

Collecting & Recycling Aluminum Cans
Change to How Lions Do It


Previously, Lake Sumter Lions collected aluminum cans at the postal stations north of Rt 466.  But, due to an email written to The Villages District Manager by Bill Schikora, District 2 Supervisor, the Lake Sumter Lions Club no longer be collecting aluminum cans at the postal stations. Apparently, government property can not be used for fundraising unless everyone has equal access. Mr Schikora had complained previously about Lions recycling of cans.
HOWEVER.....Individual members of the Lake Sumter Lions Club are collecting aluminum cans from neighbors and friends.  Every 4-6 weeks, Lion Chuck gathers these cans and takes them to the Recycling Center in Wildwood.  While the volume and profits are down, we are still performing a community recycling service and making a bit of money for Club projects.

Get Off Your Can Run Fundraiser

Lake Sumter Lions Club hosted a virtual 5K run/walk/swim and 10K bike race.  We wanted folks to be safe during this pandemic time. So instead of a group 5K race fundraiser, we asked participants to run, walk, swim and/or bicycle individually, on their own schedule. 

A presentation ceremony was held recently outside at Laurel Manor Rec Center picnic area.  Club "Get Off your Can" Chairwoman Jaci (below) presented the medallions and certificates to participants and sponsors. 

Congratulations to Lion Becca who swam 3.1 miles to complete the Lions "Get Off Your Can Run/Swim/Bike event.  Lion Becca swam 500 yard segments, 11 times for a total of 5500 yards, which is 220 laps.  Wow!  Well Done. 



Individual Donations

If you would like to make a tax-exempted donation to the Lake Sumter Lions Charities, Inc., a 501c(3) organization, click on the Donate button on the left


Lions ReSell-It Day
Next ReSell-It:  March 13, 2021

Lake Sumter Lions held their fifth annual Re-Sell It Day on Saturday, March 7 at the Lake Miona Rec Center.  Buyers had a variety of pre-owned items from which to choose from: jewelry, books, DVDs, crafts, linens, garden tools, collectibles, and readers eyeglasses. 
A very profitable day and a great day of teamwork.




Lions Chinese Auction
Feb 8. 2020

2021 Auction is Postponed.  New Date TBD.

Thanks goes to Lions Doris, John, and Bunny and their committee for an extremely successful (and fun!) fundraiser.  We had a great crowd of over 200 people who attended our 5th Chinese Auction at the Eisenhower Rec Center.  Attendees bought raffle tickets for over 60 gift baskets ranging in value from $50 to over $100, as well as tickets for 50/50 drawings.  Lions also served a meal of grilled hamburgers, chips, cookies and soda. 





Lions Pancake Breakfast @ Applebee's

Lake Sumter Lions held their first Lions Pancake Breakfast and it was a success.  Sponsored by the TB Financial Group, the pancake breakfast was held at Applebees in The Villages.  Thanks go to Lion John (aka Walter) who organized and led this very successful new fundraiser.



The Villages Daily Sun newspaper published a photo of the Lions Pancake Breakfast.


2019-2020 White Cane Days 

Lake Sumter Lions feel fortunate to live in a community that is so generous to the Lions.  The Club conducts White Cane Days two times a year at Wal-Mart and four Publix grocery stores located in/around The Villages.  Members collect $$ from the public, most of who know about the good works of Lions.  Lions are assisted by dog handlers for Southeastern Guide Dog (SEGD) with their Puppies-in-Training.  

All monies collected go to the Club's sight and diabetes testing programs, to include the Southeastern Guide Dogs organization. Thanks goes to Chairman Lion Bob who organizes these fundraisers.

With Fall 2019 White Cane Days, Lions were assisted by our SEGD puppy "Keller" which the Lake Sumter Lions sponsored.  With the Spring 2020 White Cane Days, Lions were again assisted by SEGD puppies-in-training.





Thanks for your support.
Lake Sumter Lions Charities, Inc.
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