August 17, 2013 --
The Fond du Lac Evening Lions
Club donated $520 to kick start the "Back
to School 2013"
campaign back in late June as a major sponsor to the program
held by Loaves and Fishes, Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation
Army in conjunction with area schools and churches. When the
"Stuff the Bus" program by Lions International appeared, we
decided to participate like all good Lions should.
secured a bus from Johnson Bus Company and set up in front of
Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 to 2. We passed out
flyers and collected $201.50
at the door. We took the money and went into the store and
bought calculators and backpacks, the expensive items on the
list that people weren't purchasing. Many children will have
school supplies that their parents couldn't afford.
Pictured are Lions
Betty Clausen, Elaine Colton, PDG Gary Colton and PDG Tom
According to Tom
Clausen, president of the Lions Club, “The donated
school supplies and books will make a difference in the lives of
our local children and will give them the supplies they need to
be successful in school.”
The club is
partnering with the Back to School program sponsored by Loaves
and Fishes, the Boys and Girls Club along with several schools
and churches in the county to provide needed supplies to
families with limited resources. The supplies will be
distributed Saturday, August 24 at the Boys and Girls Club.
The bus is being
donated courtesy of Johnson School Bus.
The Fond du Lac
Evening Lions Club has 17 members and meets on the 2nd
and 4th Wednesdays of the month at Sebastian’s Steak
House. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify
needs within the community and work together to fulfill those
needs. For more information or to get involved with the Fond du
Lac Evening Lions Club, please contact Tom Clausen at
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