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The Lower Lehigh Lions Club



Lions Helping Hand chairperson Ron Bechtel and Lion Scott Bechtel receive gift cards from the Weis Market management.  These cards were used in our Helping Hand project.

In November of 2020, the Lower Lehigh Lions Club conducted the first half of "Helping Hands" for some needy families in the East Penn School District.  Thirty (30) families were selected by the counselors at the East Penn elementary schools to receive some gift cards to help celebrate the Thanksgiving season.  Each of the selected families was given an envelope containing a Thanksgiving greeting, a Lower Lehigh Lions trifold and two (2) Weis Market gift cards totaling $125.  The second half of this project was  started in early December to assist 30 more families at Christmas time.  The same process was repeated for this Christmas season.  This ranks up there as one of our club's most precious projects.  Helping out people in neeed is especially important in this pandemic era.



The Lower Lehigh Lions Club serves the Macungie area in Lehigh County.  We provide an on-going support for the visually impaired, hearing impaired, students and families who are in need.  Whether a student needs glasses...or a family who is in financial distress....or an individual who has some health issues...or a group who requires some financial or in-kind assistance.....WE  ARE  THERE  because......WE SERVE.

In addition to these services, our club provides some activities for the public ... Flea Market (September and May), BINGO for the residents at the Cedarbrook facility (March & October) , Halloween Parade in Macungie (October), and our club members work at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball home games as assistants in many concession areas. 

The list of our "service projects" goes on and on.  Here are a few:

  • "Helping Hand Project" (provide gift cards to needy families)
  • "Zionsville Area Food Pantry" (donations by club members at each meeting)
  • "Center for Vision Loss" (financial assistance for their programs) 
  • Provide eye exams and glasses for needy students
  • "Beacon Lodge" (camp for the blind)
  • "Camp Kirby" (camp for the hearing impaired)
  • "BINGO" for the residents of Cedarbrook twice a year
  • Provide assistance to.....Salvation Army, Day Break, Allentown Rescue Mission, Second Harvest, Meals on Wheels, Emmaus High School Scholarship Program,....

We are proud to be members of the largest service organization in the world...The Lions Clubs International.

Our club is always looking for new members to help serve the Macungie area.  If you are interested in receiving more information, please call our current president,

Phil Kresge at  215-779-7375




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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