Look for Lions on local street corners: White Cane Days May 6-7
May 2, 2011 · Updated 3:54 PM
Members of the Poulsbo Noon Lions and Evening Pride Branch Lions will take to North Kitsap streets on May 6 and 7 to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Days.
All donations from the community are used locally for sight and hearing needs. In addition to cash donations, club members will be collecting used eyeglasses, including non-prescription “readers” and non-prescription sunglasses for recycling. Poulsbo Lions will be on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo; Albertsons, Central Market and Red Apple in Poulsbo; Albertsons in Kingston; and the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal.
According to Pat Burch, project chair, “We raised around $3,500 last year and hope to meet or exceed that goal this year. With so many good causes needing help in North Kitsap, any donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community. In the past year we provided approximately 35 low-income clients with vision needs. This group ranged from elementary school children to senior citizens.”
The Poulsbo Noon Lions has 83 members and meets every Thursday, 12:15 p.m., at Poulsbo Lutheran Church. The Evening Pride Branch meets the first and third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community services and serving youth throughout the world. Visit www.lionsclubs.org or www.poulsbolions.blogspot.com.