Lions Clubs raise funds with integrity
- Lions Clubs International consistently earns a 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator and was named the #1 NGO in the world - in part for careful handling of funds
- 100% of money raised by Olympia Host Lions from the public is returned to the public through service projects and donations to help those in need.
Lions and friends work together to raise money for important service projects
Olympia Host Lions support local community events and raise funds with our Burger Den at Lakefair, the Clarus Eye Center Car Show, and the Olympia Air Show.
Thousands of burgers - and a lot of grilled onions - are dished out throughout the summer. Lakefair especially requires a lot of LionPower to feed fairgoers throughout the multi-day event and we say thanks to friends, family and volunteer teams from local businesses who pitch in each year to help out.
Come on down and have a Lion Burger with us -- or sign up to help out at Lakefair by getting in touch through the Contact Us page.
Apple Sales - nearly 4,000 boxes per year!
Each fall for more than 20 years, Olympia Host Lions have been taking orders for 40 pound boxes of fresh Fuji apples - and delivering to happy customers.
Today, Olympia Host not only sells apples, but also manages the sale so that more than two dozen other Lions clubs from around the northwest can raise money as well.
Along with taking orders, Lions gather to assemble thousands of logo'd apple boxes so generously supplied for years by Weyerhaeuser Corporation and now International Paper Company.
Then a hundred or so Lions, family and friends - along with campers and staff from Camp Leo summer camp for children with diabetes - gather at the Olympia Fairgrounds to sort and pack 150,000 to 200,000 pounds of apples for delivery.
A partnership with local Boy Scouts provides needed muscle for loading the boxes into private vehicles for delivery and allows the Scouts to earn money and experience doing volunteer work with the Lions as well.
No apples are wasted during the sorting process. Cull apples not good for human consumption find a home with local livestock owners, many pounds of apples are donated to local Food Banks, and special boxes of small apples just right for little hands are packed for donating to local preschools and day care centers.
Want to order apples or volunteer to help out at the next apple pack?
Let us know on our Contact Page.