Sep
3

LQ: Lions Support Community Garden

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“And that’s our goal: To make sure nobody starves or goes hungry in North Shore Kauai.”

Community members in need of food can often look to local food pantries for help; however, not many food pantries offer healthy choices such as fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and other produce. When a local church in North Shore Kauai started a community garden to provide greens for its food pantry, the local Lions stepped in to help the garden grow. Now, the garden produces hundreds of pounds of food each week to feed families in the community.

Watch the above Lions Quarterly video segment to learn more about the garden, and download the video to share at your next meeting or event. Consider starting or becoming involved in a community garden as a part of the Relieving the Hunger Centennial Service Challenge, and help Lions everywhere serve 100 million people by 2018.

Lions of Kathmandu
Sep
2

LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, August 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis.

In August 2015, LCIF awarded 16 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$105,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

India, District 322-B2
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 322-C1
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 322-C3
$5,000 for flood relief

Nepal, District 325-B1Lions distribute relief materials
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 323-B
$5,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-A1
$5,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B2
$5,000 for flood relief

Canada, District 5-SKN
$10,000 for wildfire relief

Micronesia, District 204
$10,000 for typhoon relief

India, District 323-G1
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 323-H1
$5,000 for flood relief

Argentina, District O-2
$5,000 for flood relief

Italy, District 108-YA
$10,000 for flood relief

Macedonia, District 132
$10,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-A2
$5,000 for flood relief

Washington, USA, District 19-E
$10,000 for wildfire relief

September LION Magazine
Sep
2

In the September LION Magazine…

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Broken Hearts and Hoops

In the September LION, an Idaho club appropriately memorializes a Lions’ family, some Lions’ fundraisers are too good to ever end and a blind woman’s life seemed hopeless until she received a gift from Lions.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, watch videos about President Yamada and his theme, read stories from the LION vault and view the Higher Key Award recipients.

Visit the LION Magazine web page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

LCIF logo
Sep
1

Visit LCIF at the Upcoming ANZI-Pacific Forum!

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Have you ever wondered how Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) can help Lions change lives in your community? Experience the impact of LCIF at
this year’s ANZI-Pacific Forum, September 4-6, in Auckland, New Zealand. The theme for this year’s forum is “Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow.”

Be sure to attend LCIF’s presentation on Saturday, September 5, at 10:30 a.m. Then visit the LCIF booth for information on grants and programs; LCIF will have representatives on hand who can answer questions regarding grant programs, the application process, and donations, as well as provide informational materials.

Forums provide for an exchange of information and ideas surrounding service activities and Lions’ projects while promoting the principles and objectives of Lions Clubs International and LCIF. All Lions in the constitutional area in which the forum is held are invited to participate.ANZILogo

You can read about LCIF’s activities at the USA/Canada Forum in the upcoming weeks. 

 

Children from the Peace Village Laugh and Play
Aug
31

Leos Bring Laughter To Children In Need

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Millions around the world suffer from war and violence. Every day, children living in war and crisis zones miss out on the joys of childhood. Instead of playing with toys and developing to their full potential, they face daunting challenges.

Earlier this month, 150 European and Mediterranean Leos participated in a service activity at Friedensdorf International in Oberhausen, Germany. Friedensdorf International, which translates to Peace Village International, provides services for children wounded during crisis or war. Children from all over the world reside at the Peace Village, while receiving treatment in German hospitals.

Children in wheelchairs with medals

Photo credit: Andreas Vejlstrup

As part of the Leo Europa Forum, Leos traveled to the Peace Village and engaged in a series of activities with the children including recreational games and an art project. Most importantly, Leos brought hope and laughter to children faced with great challenges. In addition, Leos experienced true joy by helping restore dignity for these children with the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Leo with children on swings

Photo credit: Andreas Vejlstrup

This week marks a special Worldwide Week of Service, Children’s Dignity Week. Lions and Leos are encouraged to host projects designed to make the future brighter for our children. There are countless ways to serve the most vulnerable members of our community. Learn how you can participate in this Centennial service event!

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