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. Send your questions or comments to LionJoelGraves@gmail.com

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.

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

All Kids Win (formerly Homeless Backpack Program) We supply an assortment of needed items. Occasionally, we help sort foood and necessities. Located in the Columbia Bank building, Lacey. POC: Berta Fender

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

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 POC: Carol O’Rourke

Christmas Families Jerry’s Kids Jerry’s Kids is in our annual budget. POC: Jan Goebel

Christmas Families Lacey Fire District 3 meals and toys for families in need. Sunrise buys and wraps gifts for families. POC: Kevin Davenport and Kathy Cross Reece

Day of Caring POC: Randy Harris

Dictionaries for 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: Roberta Pinson DROP OFF LOCATIONS

First Responders Day September 11th. In conjunction with Midday Lions and Lacey Lamplighters, we deliver a sheet cake and Governor’s Proclamation to the Lacey City Police, County Sheriff’s Office, and Lacey Fire District 3. POC: Dave Noble

Flags We put up American flags all over Lacey. POC: Pat Bucknell

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

Foodbank — Sorting Thurston County Foodbank Warehouse on Mottman. During the COVID19 pandemic, we give money and volunteer, separating food from bulk into smaller packages. POC: Lyell Clark

Hearing Aids & Exams If we learn that someone needs a hearing aid, Terry helps them either manage Medicare/Medicaid or puts them with the right agency. POC: Terry Cullinane

Lacey Breakfast with Santa POC: Carol O’Rourke

Lacey Fun Fair The City of Lacey holds spring and fall fun fairs for families and kids. We do face painting and talk about Sunrise Lions. POC: Kathy

Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Fund POC: Dee McDermott, Oly Host

Medical Supply Recycling POC: Lyell Carter

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 or Joel Graves

Readers for Seniors POC: Paul Martin

Medical Supply Recycling POC: Lyell Clark

Scholarships for Students The scholarship committee sends two scholarship (regular and African-America) applications to North Thurston High School. 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. From October to March, we plant trees and bushes along rivers to prevent erosion and provide habitat for animals. 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 – 21 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

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

World Service Day POC: Sharon Sikes

Aluminum Can collection POC: Pat Bucknell

Apple 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 Breakfast end of May time period. POC: John Christiansen

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

Coffee Sales Twice a year in June and November, we sell coffee from Olympic Coffee Roasters to raise money for our many projects. POC: Peggy Rogers

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

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

Tomato Plant Sales POC: Paul Martin

White Cane Days POC: Roberta Pinson and Linda Bucknell