Links & Programs

On this page, you will find our Lions relationships, all of the Service programs we participate in to help our community, and our Fundraisers to collect money, so we can help the service programs.

RELATIONSHIPS

Multi-District 19C This sub-district covers central western Washington.

Multi-District 19 This district covers Washington, Northern Idaho and British Columbia.

Lions Clubs International Parent organization of all Lions clubs.

SERVICE PROGRAMS (Community Service)

Adopt a Street Carpenter Road between Pacific Ave and RooLan retirement community. Usually once every quarter or as needed. POC: John Christiansen

Backpacks for the Homeless POC: Berta Fender

Boy & Girl Scouts of America Troops 222. We have a long history of support for this group. POC: Pat pat.bucknell@gmail.com

Buddy Walk: Down’s Syndrome Kids Usually in October. POC: Tom Mitchell tbmitchell76@comcast.net

Camp Leo for children with diabetes.

CARE (aka: Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) has been around since 1945. MD-19 joined with CARE in 1958 to support various projects, and Sunrise donates to that effort.

Christmas Bell Ringing

Christmas Families Jerry’s Kids

Christmas Families Lacey Fire District 3 meals and toys for families in need. Sunrise donates money and time. POC: Kevin Davenport kfiredog@gmail.com 360-970-4328

Day of Caring POC: Randy Harris

Dictionaries for all 3rd Grade Students in Thurston County. POC: Paul Conroy

Earth Day POC: Bill Miller

Eyeglass Recycling Center The Lacey Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) Give the gift of vision by donating your old eyeglasses. Click on link for more info. POC: Judy Ann Bergvall or Roberta Pinson DROP OFF LOCATIONS

First Responders Day end of October.

Flags We put up American flags all over Lacey. POC: Pat pat.bucknell@gmail.com

Foodbank — Collection Food collection with Lions, Rotary and State Patrol. POC: Denise Keegan

Foodbank — Sorting (Thurston County Foodbank–TCFB) During the COVID19 pandemic, we gave money and volunteered, separating food from bulk into smaller packages in their facility. POC: Lyell Clark

Girl Scouts POC: Pat pat.bucknell@gmail.com

Hearing Aids & Exams

Homeless Backpack Program We supply the backpack and an assortment of needed items. POC: Berta Fender and Peggy twovettes@comcast.net

Lacey Breakfast with Santa

Lacey Fun Fair The City of Lacey holds a spring and fall fun fair for families and kids. We do face painting and talk about Sunrise Lions. POC: Kathy kathy@kathycross.com

Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Fund

Medical Supply Recycling POC: Lyell Carter

Pancake Breakfast

Project New Hope We provide family camps and retreats for veterans in an attempt to help people suffering from PTSD due to deployment related issues and job stress. Click on the name to reach our website. POC: Pat Bucknell pat.bucknell@gmail.com or Joel Graves LionJoelGraves@gmail.com

Readers for Seniors POC: Paul Martin

Medical Supply Recycling POC: Lyell Clark

Scholarships for Students POC: Nina Davenport

School District Volunteers (North Thurston School District–NTSD). Volunteers help in a variety of programs, including reading to students, editing videos during the pandemic, and other things. POC: Kathy Cross-Reece

Senior Services – Nutrition

Special Olympics Some years we support the Special Olympics

Tree Planting with Nisqually Land Trust. POC: Joel Graves

V.O.I.C.E. The Vocational Opportunities for Independent Community Employment training is a community based school-to-work employ-ability skills transition program for 18 Р21 year old students with developmental disabilities. My students practice job skills at community partner businesses and agencies. LERC has been one of our job sites for many years. POC: Nina Davenport npdavenport23@yahoo.com

Wheelchair Ramps People who need a ramp contact the club to have one installed. POC: Randy Harris 360-481-6254. Includes the SeniorsSafe@Home program where Lacey Fire District 3 identifies seniors who need handrails to prevent falls, then we install.

World Service Day POC: Sharon Sikes

FUNDRAISER PROGRAMS

Aluminum Can collection POC: Pat Bucknell

Apple Sales (fruit sales) in the fall–October time frame. Fresh-picked apples are purchased from orchards in eastern WA and sold here. POC: Frankie Sokso

Appleby’s Meal end of May time period. POC: John Christiansen

Bingo with spaghetti, chili, baked potatoes. POC: Carol O’Rourke

Coffee Sales POC: Peggy Rogers twovettes@comcast.net

Flag Sales POC: Pat Bucknell

Golf Tournament every May we hold the Annual Lacey Sunrise Charity Golf Tournament–our main fundraiser. See Events page for details. POC: Terry Storey colora@comcast.net

HATS aka ball caps with Sunrise logo. POC: Joel Graves

Pancake Breakfast POC: Carol O’Rourke

Rainier Fruit Sales POC: Donna Murr

Rest Stop Coffee and cookies on southbound Interstate 5 at Maytown–Mile Post 93. Volunteers work around the clock for two or three days. POC: Jim Perrou

Rewards Programs from your normal purchases at Amazon and Kroger’s. POC: Joel Graves

Spaghetti Bingo Night POC: Carol O’Rourke

Thurston County Fair Beginning of Aug (July 29-2 Aug 2020). We have a booth for raising funds. POC: Pat pat.bucknell@gmail.com

Tomato Plant Sales POC: Paul Martin

White Cane Days POC: Roberta Pinson and Linda Bucknell