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

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

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: Peggy

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

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 Over Lacey We put up 650 American flags all over Lacey from May 1 through 5 July, then the first two weeks of September. POC: Pat Bucknell

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: Frankie Sokso

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 Family Support — An MD19C project. We support this program with our golf tournament funds. 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

Scholarships for Students The scholarship committee sends four $1,000 scholarship 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

TAPS Over America On Memorial Day May 31, we stand and play taps on the instrument of your choice. POC: Joel Graves

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: John Colvin and Pat Bucknell

World Service Day POC: Sharon Sikes

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

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.

Hats aka ball caps with Sunrise logo. Year-around ongoing fundraiser. POC: Joel Graves

Pancake Breakfast POC: John Christiansen

Peach Sales POC: Frankie

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 End of July to beginning of Aug. We have a booth for selling and auctioning off items. POC: Pat Bucknell

White Cane Days POC: Roberta Pinson and Linda Bucknell