Fund Raising Projects
In May each year, Olympia Host Lions sponsor an waffle breakfast. This years breakfast was at the Unity Church in Olympia, and netted the club close to $1000. Great job Lions.
Olympia Host Lions have a food booth at local community events, such as:
- Capital City Lakefair
- Clarus Eye Center
Each September and October Olympia Host Lions sort and pack 40 pound boxes of apples to sell to friends, family and the public. Lions clubs from around the Northwest also sell the apples to their friends and families.
Results from the 2013 sale
- Total bins packed and sold: 170
- Total gross weight: Approx. 160,000 lbs
- Total boxes sold: 3,600
- Lions clubs participating: 29 (and Camp Leo for Children With Diabetes)
- Funds raised for community projects: more than $36,000
Christmas Party for Homeless Backbacks
Each year the local clubs sponsor a Christmas Party fundraiser to support the Homeless Backpacks organization. Last year's event, held at the Talon Grill at the Hawks Prairie Golf Club raised close to $1000 for the group, and provided for a nice social event as well.