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“Peace Poster” Winner

Posted on January 28, 2023Comments are off

For 35 years, Lions Clubs have encouraged youth (age 11-13) to create art posters reflecting peace.  Those children everywhere have the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. 

Congratulations to Meryem Gurbuz, of Rocky Run Middle School, for winning this year’s Fairfax Lions Club Peace Poster Contest.

Peace Poster by Meryem Gurbuz, 8th Grade, Rocky Run Middle School

“Girls on the Run” Speaks to Fairfax Lions

Posted on January 18, 2023Comments are off

Fairfax Lions held their January 17th dinner meeting at the Pan Am restaurant, during the temporary closure of the American Legion facility.

Ashleigh Conrad of the local office of “Girls on the Run” told us about their activities with girls between grades 3-8, to underscore the connection between physical and emotional health, and address the whole  girl when she needs it the most. See:

Ashleigh Conrad Speaks to Fairfax Lions Club

Guests are cordially welcome to visit any Lions Club meeting. Email us at: [email protected] or leave a message at 703-879-5795.

Fairfax Lions Deliver Holiday Meals to 30 Families

Posted on January 10, 2023Comments are off

On December 19th, Lions Cub members assembled holiday food baskets to present through our partner – Main Street Child Development Center – to 30 qualified local families.

Fairfax Lions and Main Street staff with Food Baskets for 30 Families
Main Street staff give Lions Club President Greg DeRosa “Thank You” cards from families receiving Thanksgiving food baskets

Thank You For Supporting Fruit Sale

Posted on December 17, 2022Comments are off

Fairfax Lions had a successful fruit sale, Dec 15-17. We fulfilled our last order at noon, Saturday Dec 17. Every penny of the proceeds go to our charity programs which help many folks in the community.

We thank our many loyal and new customers for their support, even showing up on the miserable cold and wet day we experienced on Thursday, Dec 15.

Filling Customer Orders on a Rainy Day

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Lions Donate to Toys for Tots

Posted on December 7, 2022Comments are off

Representatives of the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program visited Fairfax Lions Club on December 6, 2022.  Toys for Tots began in 1947, and provides toys to deserving children across the US each holiday season.  Over 627 million toys have been delivered to those children since 1947  – averaging over 8 million toys each year.

Gunnery Sergeant Simon Hebert and Hospital Corpsman Leonard Harding spoke to the Fairfax Lions and picked up toys donated by Lions Club members.

Gunnery Sergeant Hebert Speaks to Fairfax Lions Club

The Fairfax Lions also presented Toys for Tots a check for $500, and individual Lions made their own monetary donations.

Lion Karen Parker Presents Check, for Toys for Tots, to Gunnery Sergeant Hebert

Toys for Tots recognized Fairfax Lions Club with a certificate of appreciation.

Toys Donated to Toys for Tots

Fairfax City Council Woman-elect Kate Doyle Feingold, whose dad served a full career in the Marine Corps (Kate also served in the Marine Corps) generously donated a bag of Toys for Tots.

Fairfax City Council Woman-elect Kate Doyle Feingold (on right) donated a bag of toys
Gunnery Sergeant Simon Hebert and Hospital Corpsman Leonard Harding Ready to Drive to Toys Warehouse
Fairfax Lions Support Toys for Tots

Successful Citrus Fruit Sale

Posted on November 25, 2022Comments are off

Fairfax Lions Club raised funds for charity programs in the Fairfax community by selling fresh fruit from Florida, VA peanuts and Vermont maple syrup. Most sales were placed on-line, then picked up Nov 17-19 in the American Legion Post 177 parking lot.

We thank all our customers for supporting Lions programs by their purchases. Orders for the December fruit sale are in process. Order now at:

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