Lions Club helps infants and toddlers
Lions at work - Giving away Diapers, diapers and more diapers! Along
with mounds of baby food, formula and cereal. All photos by Homer Scroggin
By Tami Stevenson
Local families with infants and toddlers who were affected by TS Debby
were given a helping hand by the Live Oak Lions Club recently. They gave
away over 100 boxes of diapers, trays of baby food, boxes of formula and
cereal to 72 families for over 112 needy children. This was phase two of
the flood relief effort the Lions undertook to help the community citizens
affected by the flooding caused by TS Debby. The phase one activity was
held four weeks earlier. A total of 122 families benefited from the combined
efforts with 226 children receiving help.
David Mullis registering families
The diapers, food and other supplies were obtained using funds from a
Lions International grant and the local Live Oak Lions Club. The local
Lions Club members say they
are glad to help and look forward to the next community charity event the club
LIONS International is one of the world’s largest community service organizations
and traditionally aids the vision impaired and encourages young people to be
active and positive community citizens.
The local Live Oak Lions Club began 62 years ago and has for many years assisted
hundreds of disabled or just ‘down and out’ Suwannee citizens obtain
eye doctor appointments, exams and glasses that they otherwise could not get.
This long running community service has been made possible by the local support
and contributions of community citizens, sponsors and business professionals
supporting fund raising activities by local Lions. Last year over a 100 eye
doctor appointments, exams and glasses were provided.
They helped 112 needy children affected by TS Debby that day.
Lions follow a special rule… No proceeds raised from the community
and sponsors are used for club operation. Money from sponsors, supporters
fund raiser proceeds are returned to the community. The Lions Motto is:
Anyone interested in learning more about LIONS activities can visit
More Lions at work!
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