At our recent 8th Annual Charter Banquet, the Greater Philadelphia Asian American Lions Club was pleased to donate $1,000 to Support Homeless Veterans, Inc., a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of our forgotten heroes.
We also celebrated the initiation of 3 new Lions! Welcome everyone, and than you to their sponsors!
The Greater Philadelphia Asian American Lions Club recently participated in the Centennial Service Challenge – Relieving the Hunger campaign by distributing nutritious snacks to those less fortunate.
Lions distributed clementines – with lots of Vitamin C to help protect eyesight – and nutritious snack crackers. To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, the snacks were packaged in bright red bags for each person. The bright bags and tasty snacks created a festive atmosphere. Beyond just dropping off the food, Lions expressed their leonine community spirit by taking time to visit and chat with each person, brightening everyone’s day.
When at least two strong earthquakes shook Yunnan Province in China this summer, the GPAALC leapt into action. The earthquakes and their aftershocks killed hundreds people and damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes in the region. The Greater Philadelphia Asian American Lions Club has donated $500 to assist the earthquake victims in rebuilding their lives and their communities.
The GPAALC recently assisted several children and their families who arrived from China to seek treatment for Retinablastoma at Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The Lions set up a fundraising table by the firehouse on a busy Saturday afternoon in Chinatown, and over $1,000 was raised to help the children and their families, with GPAALC board members leading the way in donations. After the event, Lioness Mabel Chen treated the children and their families to dim sum at her nearby Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant.
Categories: Fun, Fundraising
On March 16, Lion Robert Scheyder proudly stepped up to be one of the first heads to be shaved at the St. Baldrick’s Day Event at Fado Irish Pub in Philadelphia. Right behind him in spirit (if not in line to get shaved) were the members of the Greater Philadelphia Asian American Lions Club, where several board members contributed to raise over $500 for the cause.
The generosity of the Lions helped Robert and his hair raise nearly $1,500 at the event, which exceeded its overall goal and raised $47,519 to support childhood cancer research.