Fond du Lac Evening Lions
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Lions Stuff the Bus for Children

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.  We 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 in donations 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 Clausen.

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 920-204-6864.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at

* "Stuff The Bus” is a registered trademark of the Iowa State Daily Publication in Ames, Iowa & is being used with permission.


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