Archive for October, 2017

Donate Your Old Vehicle to Charity

Posted on October 27, 2017Comments are off


Donate your car, truck, SUV, camper, motorcycle, boat, trailer….

It’s a win-win:  you get rid of your old vehicle, you get a tax deduction, and 100% of every dollar received goes to Fairfax Lions charity programs.  There is no work on your part; just call the number below (have vehicle title available), and the donation folks will take it from there.

Call:  844-45-LIONS  (844-455-4667)

Or go to:

Thank High School Volunteers for Help at Fund Raiser!

Posted on October 26, 2017Comments are off

On October 14th, Fairfax Lions sold food and drink as part of the Fairfax City Fall Festival.  It was an outstanding event. The weather was great, we met many of our community neighbors, and it was an important fund raiser for our charity programs. We owe many thanks to a small group of local highschool students who volunteerd their time to help us that day.

High School Student Volunteers

Interested in helping serve your community?  Contact Fairfax Lions at

What it Means to Be a Lion

Posted on October 25, 2017Comments are off

This video is produced by Lions Clubs International; Fairfax Lions Club is your local club.

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“A Life-Changing Activity – You Make a Difference!”

Posted on October 19, 2017Comments are off

Those are the words of the mom of “Henry,” a local preschooler. Henry was born with a visual impairment. He can see large size letters but his eyes quickly fatigue. Though Henry has always loved books, his visual impairment forces his eyes to work harder to see words.

Moving through various military assignments in different states in Henry’s very early years, his parents struggled to find the right programs to support his low-vision. They were advised that he would benefit from learning both enlarged print and Braille. When they were transferred to the Washington DC area, they found an opportunity to do that.

This summer, Henry attended the National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy in Arlington, VA.  The BELL Academy prepares blind and low-vision children, ages 4 through 12, to grow into confident and independent people who will live the lives they want. It challenges children with intense Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities, targeting blind and low-vision children who do not receive enough Braille instruction in school, or who could benefit from Braille enrichment over the summer.

The Fairfax Lions Club provides financial support to the local BELL Academy. This year, the Fairfax Lions presented 99 Braille books for this summer’s BELL camp which Henry attended. His mom spoke to the Fairfax Lions on October 17, thanking them for their support. She explained how Henry loves to read, and how the children’s Braille books will enable his growing knowledge of Braille – a skill that will assure Henry a lifetime of reading.


Henry’s parents are very pleased with the progress he made at the BELL Academy. His mom’s words to the Fairfax Lions:  “It was a Life-Changing Activity – You Make a Difference!”

The Fairfax Lions invite ALL persons to engage in community service programs. Attend a Lions Club meeting and learn more about Fairfax Lions charity programs, or make a tax deductible donation. Visit the web page at:


Propane Taxi Supports Fairfax Lions Club at the Fall Festival

Posted on October 10, 2017Comments are off

The generous folks at Propane Taxi have once again donated the fuel used to cook the Lions Club’s famous fundraising hot dogs. As always with the Fairfax Lions, 100% of fundraising proceeds return to the community.  Propane Taxi‘s support will help minimize fundraising expenses, resulting in more support to the community.

Please come out and see us this weekend, Saturday, October 14th, at the Fall Festival! You will find us serving beer and hot dogs at our regular location at the corner of Sager and University from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

And next time you need a refill for your grill, consider supporting a local business that supports your community!

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Fairfax Lions Recognized by “Leader Dogs for the Blind”

Posted on October 1, 2017Comments are off

Fairfax Lions received this recognition award for our contribution to “Leader Dogs for the Blind.”

Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind – with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Their programs are provided free to clients. Leader Dog programs are crafted to individual situations and adapt to clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. From youth camp to orientation and mobility cane training, through guide dog training, and GPS technology integration, Leader Dog’s programs give clients the confidence and skills they need to live independent lives.  Leader Dog is recognized as a “Best In America” Charity by the Independent Charities of America.  More at: