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Lakewood First Lions Club members share a core belief:

To make Lakewood a better community!

Lions in Lakewood share three things in common: 

  1. We Serve
  2. We support each other in friendship
  3. We have fun

Nationally, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide.

Lions around the world support five arenas:

  1. Vision
  2. Diabetes
  3. Hunger
  4. EnvironmentEnvironment
  5. Childhood Cancer

Our Global Causes complement all of the great ways our club serves locally, and gives Lions new opportunities to help meet the growing challenges facing humanity. Lions matter now more than ever. Be a Lion!

Below are current projects and causes Lakewood First Lions support with hands, hearts and funds:

Lions Love Kids

  • Lions help fund the Springbrook Kids Summer Camp, a collaboration of many local organizations and dynamic leaders
  • Springbrook kids look forward to our annual Easter Egg hunt at the Park
  • We help with Clover Park School District’s Math Relay
  • Lion Santa comes the Lakewood’s Tree Lighting event each year to delight hundreds of kids
  • Our Club joins other clubs to help Mary Bridge Hospital better serve kids with cancer
  • We support Lakewood YMCA Power Scholars Academy and provide scholarship funds to a University of Washington student through the Lakewood City Hall's Scholarship Program (not all students  go to UW who receive the scholarship)
  • We worked with Kiwanians and other volunteers to install new playground equipment at Kiwanis Park


‚ÄčLions Fight Hunger
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  • Harvest fruits and vegetables for Nourish and other local food banks
  • Volunteer at the Nourish Food Bank
  • Donate food and Thanksgiving Dinner to the Springbrook community

Lions Give Sight 

  • Last school year our club collaborated with school nurses to conduct over 7,500 hearing screenings in the Clover Park, Dupont and Steilacoom school districts
  • We collect, glasses from 18 Lakewwod sites, recycle and prepare thousands of eyeglasses to send to Third World countries.
  • For years we have identified and delivered glasses and hearing aids to low-income residents

Lions Care for the Environment

  • We participate in Parks Appreciation Day and help kids engage in the Garden Club at Springbrook Park
  • Lions support MD 19 CARE (School Gardens for Healthy Nutrition project in Honduras)
  • We could use more hands to help with Gleaning and Adopt-A Street projects
  • Worked with a local Rotary Club to clean-up the South Sound Wildlife Park and donated a bench
  • Performed clean-up of the Veterans Memorial at the Lakewood City Hall

Lions Fight Diabetes

  • Our Club provides scholarships so that more kids can participate in Camp Leo, designed to inspire and motivate kids with Diabetes to “be all that they can be”
  • We need more hands to address Diabetes awareness in low-income neighborhoods and schools

Lions Raise Funds  

  • Over 200 guests participate in our Crab Feed and Dance in January with the proceeds going to expand our work in Lakewood

Lions Have Fun

  • Lasting friendships are formed as members and friends gather regularly for potlucks, fun events, and work parties

We welcome new members from all walks of life to join us in our endeavor to make Lakewood a better place where ALL can thrive.

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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