The Fargo Lions participate in many fundraising and community service projects throughout the community, as well as our weekly business meetings and social events.
Fargo Lions - "We Serve."
Monday Night Football Raffle – Our major Fall fundraiser, members are asked to sell raffle books that cover all 16 Monday Night Football games of the regular NFL season. Each $20.00 donation to the club grants the donor a book that has a 1 in 100 chance of winning a $50.00 prize for each of the 16 Monday Night Football games in the season. For those of us familiar with a Super Bowl board you get the idea. It is a fun and easy fundraiser for the club and participants.
It’s A Wonderful Night – This is our winter fundraising project where Lions members sell tickets for an exclusive shopping event at West Acres Shopping Center. The event allows guests exclusive access to the mall to kick off the holiday shopping season, grants special savings at many mall merchants, offers door prizes, and includes fun holiday entertainment. Santa Claus is also there to take pictures with the children.
For Your Eyes Only - The Fargo Lions signature fundraising event in the spring is an elite and exclusive dining event followed by live and silent auctions and a dance all hosted by Downtown businesses. This is a unique experience open to all in our community. With humble beginnings as a specialized cake auction, the event has grown into an all-out party with excellent auction items and a lot of fun for that special someone in your life. Don't miss out on an evening of Dinner, Dessert, and Decadence!
Community Service Projects:
School Kids Vision Screening – At the heart of our Lions club mission, members partner with local schools at the start of each school year to provide basic vision screening for students.
Lions Conservancy Park – Following the flood in 1997, the Fargo Lions partnered with the Fargo Park District, Riverkeepers, NDSU and other groups to sponsor this natural park set in the green space along the Red River of the North.
Litter Patrol – Club members gather each Fall and Spring to collect litter along a stretch of adopted roadway on South University near our park.
Parade Of Lights/ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The Lions team with the Downtown Community Partnership to provide a safe and enjoyable parade route by helping with crowd control during these Fall and Spring parades through Downtown Fargo.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive – Lions volunteers ring the bells for the local Salvation Army fundraising campaign every Christmas season.
Peace Poster Contest – Local students have an opportunity to win cash through this Lions program designed to foster world peace and understanding. Winners can move on to state, district and international competitions. For more information on the Peace Poster Contest, click here.
Bethany Homes Christmas Undecorating – Following the holidays, Lions members take time to assist this local senior living center in taking down their Christmas decorations.
Lions Relations – Throughout the year, a groups of Lions attend meetings of other area Lions clubs to share experience and fellowship and a spirit of Lionism.
Fargo Marathon Aid/Water Station – The Lions staff an Aid Station providing hydration and entertainment during this annual May running race through Downtown Fargo. Here is more information concerning the Fargo Marathon.
Community Grants Team – The result of all of our fundraising is our ability to provide local groups and individuals with financial assistance. Recent recipients include the Lions Haiti Relief Fund, Riding on Angels Wings, Anne Carlson Center, RRV Hospice, HERO, Michigan Leader Dog Program, Great Plains Service Dogs, individual sight assistance requests and much more.