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Medfield Lions Donate Over $35k to Local Groups

During last fiscal year, the Medfield Lions Club raised more than $35,000 which it then donated to the community.

The Medfield Lions raised and donated over $35,000 last fiscal year to many local community groups, according to a press release issued last week.

Outgoing Lions Club President Steve Kramer said, “This has been a good year. We successfully continued many traditional events and fundraisers and initiated several new programs. The Club added eight new members who provided new energy and enthusiasm to our overall efforts.”

The Medfield Lions Club is now in its 69th year of service to the local community as well as generous support for eye disease prevention and treatment.

In the year ending June 30, 2012, the Medfield Lions donated funds to many deserving local community groups and held many other charitable events including:

For young people in Medfield:

  • Helped fund community baseball programs
  • Helped fund travel expenses for school music programs
  • Helped fund student travel to Destination Imagination national competition
  • Provided High School scholarships
  • Helped fund the Spaghetti with Santa program for younger students, and
  • Helped fund the All Night Graduation Party for the MHS Class of 2012

For local families in need:

  • Helped families in need by providing meals and holiday gifts
  • Helped send children with sight problems   to special schools, and
  • Helped fund care packages of needed assistance to families facing serious health care issues or financial hardships.

For the elderly in Medfield:

  • Initiated the Buddy Lions program to provide companionship to residents at the Thomas Upham House.
  • Expanded service activities with the MHS Community Teens to include fall cleanups for the elderly, and a spring car wash.
  • Donated funds to Medfield seniors to support community programs and activities.

For Other Deserving Recipients:

  • Helped fund a community water solutions program to provide clean drinking water for third world citizens,
  • Provided over $10,000 for Mass Eye Research to fund sight programs world-wide,
  • Helped fund plaques to honor our local veterans,
  • Helped fund the Medfield Animal Shelter and NEADS program to train dogs for veterans, and
  • Conducted a “Teddy Bear Tea” event with the Girl Scouts from which donated stuffed animals were delivered to local children’s hospitals.

Kramer cited the dedication of club members and thanked the community for its charitable donations.

He also praised the efforts of his successor, John Carey, who served as a Vice President this past year, and predicted he would be a terrific president of the 80-member club for the upcoming 2012-13 year.

About the Lions

To learn more about the activities of the Medfield Lions and how to become a member, please contact Steve Kramer at 508-359-6921, sekramer8@aol.com or write to the Medfield Lions Club at PO Box 79, Medfield, MA 02052.

Potential new members are invited to attend a free dinner meeting, catered by Basil’s Restaurant, on the first Wednesday evening each month. Join the organization and enjoy the rewards of making a difference in your community.

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