Food for Kids Donation Drive

Posted on March 22, 2021Comments are off

Lions Collect 47 Power Packs – Kids meals for a whole weekend – on March 26th

Thousands of local children have almost nothing to eat between their Friday lunch and Monday breakfast meals provided at school.

Fairfax Lions are collecting food for those kids, so they do not go hungry on weekends and arrive at school on Monday well-fed and ready to learn. WILL YOU DONATE FOOD – in POWER-PACKS (see below), on these Fridays:  3/26/21; 4/9/21; 4/23/21; 5/7/21; 5/21/21; 6/4/21.

Bring POWER PACKS to the American Legion Post 177 parking lot (on the above dates, between 8:00 am – 9:00 am).  Look for a white Ford F-150 to drop off your donations.  Address: 3939 Oak St., Fairfax, VA 22030. Fairfax Lions take all donated food to “Food For Others.”  

Putting a Power Pack Together:  Use a 2 gallon size Ziploc Bag. Include shelf-stable, kid friendly and single-serving sized items. Each pack must have: 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 dinner items, 2 snacks, and 2 drinks. 

INCLUDE IN EACH PACK – 

Breakfast: Oatmeal Packets, Cereal (Individual Sizes); Granola Bars, Nutri Grain Bars

Lunch/Dinner (two for each meal, so a total of four items):  Chili Cups, Mac & Cheese Cups (single-serving), Tuna/ Chicken Salad Kits with Crackers, Chef Boyardee Ravioli 

Snacks: Fruit Cups (in juice NOT syrup), Cheese & Crackers, Granola Bars Fruit Snacks, Dried Fruits 

Drinks: 100% Fruit Juice, Capri Sun Juice Boxes, Shelf-stable Milk.  

Please DO NOT include:  Peanut butter or items that include peanut butter, candy, Pop-tarts, Vienna sausages, glass containers, high sugar items, apple sauce cups with tinfoil lids, or bottled water.

Lions Receive Thank-You for Holiday Food Baskets

Posted on February 23, 2021Comments are off

Main Street Child Development Center is our partner for distributing holiday food baskets to local families.

Main Street sent us this card along with Thank-you notes from several families.
It is an honor to help others in our community!

Lions Donate to Foundation Fighting Blindness

Posted on February 23, 2021Comments are off

For more about our charity programs, contact us at: [email protected]

Fairfax Lions Present Scholarship Grant

Posted on February 3, 2021Comments are off

On Feb 2nd, Fairfax Lions presented a scholarship grant to Mr. Aleksander R, to enhance his potential to achieve an independent, self supporting life. The Grants are for sight handicapped individuals and may be used for assistive devices, educational/training expenses, and other expenses.

Alexsander R Receives Scholarship Grant

The scholarship grant program is made possible by the Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation and recognizes sight handicapped individuals with financial aid to help in their training or education. For more information, or to apply for a grant, see: http://vleif.org/scholarships/ or contact Fairfax Lions Club at [email protected]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Posted on February 3, 2021Comments are off

A doctor from The Retina Group of Washington discussed AMD with Fairfax Lions and guests on February 2nd. AMD is a leading cause of loss of vision in persons over age 60. AMD results in the loss of central vision, while peripheral vision may be fully retained.

Self Test for Related Vision Problems, Using the Ampler Grid; and Visit a Doctor.
Risk Reduction Includes Usual Healthy Living Activities

Guests at Fairfax Lions Club meetings are always welcome!

Lions Provide 25 Holiday Meals on December 21st

Posted on December 21, 2020Comments are off

One of our regular Club services is providing holiday meals to family’s in our community. Main Street Child Development Center identifies families, and provides their facility for families to pick-up the meals. Lions assemble 2 bags for each family – nutritious food (carrots, green beans, corn, potatoes, apples, cranberry, cake mix, etc), and a gift card for the family to purchase an entree they prefer.

Lion Greg Assembles a Bag With Food
Fairfax Lions Present Holiday Meals to Main Street CDC Director

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