Lions contributed to variety of organizations

With a donation to Bethany Care Foundation Monday night, Sylvan Lake Lions Club has presented donations totalling $36,620

Joanne Toller

Joanne Toller

With a donation to Bethany Care Foundation Monday night, Sylvan Lake Lions Club has presented donations totalling $36,620 from their bingo fund to various groups since last fall.

The money for Bethany supported the fundraising campaign by Bethany Sylvan Lake for purchase of a specialized tub/lift which is valued at approximately $43,700.

Other recipients of money raised by the Lions Club members have been, Lions Club International Foundation, Lions Foundation of Canada (dog guides), Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (eye research), Canadian Vision Care, Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Ride for Sight, STARS, Red Deer Hospice Society, Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, Camp HeHoHa, The Lending Cupboard, Sylvan Lake Food Bank, Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau, Parkland Youth Group Home (Equinox), Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus Association, Jazz At the Lake Festival Society and Sylvan Lake Lions Football (H. J. Cody Athletic Association).

At their meeting Monday, they also welcomed Carla Schneider and her service dog. The club had purchased a custom made leash and saddle bags for the dog last fall.