Club Projects

Los Gatos Lions lending a hand and their hearts at the Veteran's Transition Center at Fort Ord on July 24, 2020. This is a distribution center for Veteran's and the military community.  An estimated 500 vehicles drove through to receive boxes of food, produce, and essential personal items.  Lion Stan Weitzman and Rob Stevens served with set up and distribution of goods.

The Los Gatos Lions annually donate socks, and warm clothing.  They are collected at the Lions Christmas party and then distributed to those in need.










Los Gatos Lions Club dedication of the POW/MIA tribute at the "Flame of Liberty" Memorial.  The Lions donated $25,000 to the Memorial.










Los Gatos Lions Club helping Los Gatos High School implement environmental awareness by removing plastic containers served at the Snack Shack.   

The Los Gatos Lions Club has, for many years, stepped up to help out in the community. Now we are taking it a step further by not only continuing our fundraising events for those in need, but also supporting our precious environment. First on the list was to eliminate as much plastic as possible from the Snack Shack at Los Gatos High School home football games. We invested in drink machines, several dispensers, and water filters. We now serve water and Gatorade in compostable cups and lids from our valued supplier, Creative Drinks, Inc. 

 In 2017, the Lions Club purchased 100 cases of water (3,500 bottles) and 59 cases of Gatorade (1,416 bottles) to sell at the By focusing on our green Initiatives, we purchased ZERO Plastic Bottle Drinksin 2018. 

Yes, that's right, we have eliminated 4,916 plastic bottles from Los Gatos garbage and/or recycling bins. Not only did it reduce waste, but our efforts also reduced the carbon emissions from trucking heavy liquids on the highways.                                              

We also reduced the amount of toxic fumes into the air and water that is associated with the production of plastic. 

Where do we go from here? Our board approved the newly formed Environmental Awareness Committee. They will be adding a page to our Club website with ongoing simple tips for everyone to do their part to preserve our environment. Additionally, they will be working to ensure all our events are as eco-friendly as possible. 

Eye Glass Donation and Recycling                                 

We can recycle your eye glasses

You can help us and help others in a very easy meaningful way by donating your old or no longer used glasses.  The Lions organization has gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight.  It began in 1925 when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness".  The Lions accepted, and today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes. 

Eye Glass collection box located in the Los Gatos Town Plaza  bus shelter, on the corner of Santa Cruz Ave. and Main St.  It's the blue and yellow mail box Put your glasses in the box any time .......or drop them off at one our annual White Cane Days collection locations on October 3-4, 2019. 

Glasses can also be dropped off anytime during business hours at Los Gatos Eye Care, 15563 Union Ave, Los Gatos, and at the Los Gatos Barbershop, 15692 Los Gatos Blvd.

The Lions who made this happen are Jeff and John Lochner.


Los Gatos Lions support the Diabetes Youth Families, DYF,   DYF supports families and individuals with Type One Diabetes.  The Los Gatos Lions recently gave $7,500 to support their cause and to help provide services at the Diabetes Youth Camp.












Los Gatos Lions Club presenting a $25,000 check to the Los Gatos Veteran Memorial Foundation.  The check was presented on January 17, 2018.

Lions club volunteers constructed the addition to the Scout Hut.  Construction of storage addition for Boy Scout Troop 539.  Completed November 2017.













The Reed Graham Memorial Drinking Fountain

Special tribute and memorial honoring former Lion Reed Graham was installed March 2018, on the Los Gatos Creek Trail, off Miles Ave. The Reed Graham Memorial Drinking Fountain was donated by the Los Gatos Lions Club from funds that were in the Graham memorial fund. Reed was a long time actively involved community member, coached youth sports, joined Lions Club in 1975, Past President in 1985, and chaired the Christmas Parade beginning in 1990. Reed passed away March, 2009. This is a wonderful tribute and memory of Reed. As an added note, Reed marched in the first Christmas parade in 1956.


LGHS Snack Shack cleaning and renovating project


White Cane Days annual collection

Flag Day presentation at Loma Prieta School, with Lion Carla Nespole. Each year the Los Gatos Lions go to all the Los Gatos elementary schools and make presentations giving history and information about the American Flag.  Each student receives a flag.

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