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Scroll down the page to view our key club projects. Alternatively, click the link to jump to a project.

To locate the best contact for each, go to our "Contact Us" page.

To support these programs, please attend a Lions Club fundraising event or donate directly. See our Calendar or Contact Us page.

Adopt-A-Highway

The San Carlos Club Lions pick up trash along the freeway and at the Holly Street entrance to San Carlos on the first Saturday of each month. To participate, contact a Lions Club member and we will let you know the date and time of the next pickup.

Benevolance

The Lions Club provides support to families of deceased Lions members and others.

Blue Star Moms

The San Carlos Club Lions supports Blue Star Moms. The group sends care packages to service men and women. We collect donations at our monthly meetings. Donation items include:

To participate, bring donations to any San Carlos Lions Club member.

Caring Cupboard

In 1989 realizing a local need, the San Carlos Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs collaborated with the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Senior Center to create The Caring Cupboard food distribution program targeted at low-income seniors. The Caring Cupboard distributes $30,000 worth of food each year. Local volunteers, contribute hundreds of hours each month to make the program a success.

How does it work?

Twice a month, the group delivers a free bag of groceries to qualified recipients.  To qualify you must be...

How do you sign up?

Register at the San Carlos Adult Community Center. Your registration is free and strictly confidential.

Chickens' Ball Skit

For many years, the San Carlos Lions Club has participated in the longest running PTA fundraising event in the United States.

To support this cause, attend the San Carlos Chickens' Ball and cheer for the Lions Club skit.

Community Support

The Lions Club supports a variety of community projects, such as ...

Crab Feed

Each year the San Carlos Lions puts on a crab dinner for over 150 San Carlans. All proceeds to to support charitible donations made by the club.

To support this event, check our Calendar and attend.

Here's a slide show of the 2018 event. 
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Disaster Preparedness

The San Carlos Lions sponsors an emergency relocation center at Mahany Hall.

To support this cause, donate to the San Carlos Lions Club. See the Contact Us page.

District 4C4 Convention

Annually, the San Carlos Lions Club attends the disctrict 4C4 Convention. A club member coordinates logistics and activities.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Lions Club hosts a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt for the children of San Carlos.

Eyeglass Collection

The RECYCLE For Sight Program helps provide eyeglasses to people worldwide. If you have a pair of glasses you no longer need, bring them to any member of the San Carlos Lions Club or look for a Lions Club eyeglass donation box at any of the following locations:

  • San Carlos Library, 600 Elm Street
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut Street
  • Tierra Linda Middle School Office, 750 Dartmouth Street
  • San Carlos Elms, 707 Elm Street
  • Church of Epiphany, 1800 Arroyo Street
  • Prima Printing, 1349 Laurel Street
  • CopyCopier, 1500 Industrial Road
  • Genetec, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco (10 locations)
  • Michael Tiernan Optometrist, 1225 San Carlos Avenue
  • Leslie Weil Optometrist, 1008 Laurel Street
  • All of Eyes on You, 366 El Camino Real
  • Family Eye Center. 1601 El Camino Real #302
  • Optometry@Redwood Shores, 303 Twin Dolphin #122,Redwood City
  • Spectrum Eye Care, 750 El Camino Real
  • Carlmont High School's Sojourn to the Past
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center
  • San Carlos Caring Cupboard
  • San Carlos Hometown Days

Facebook

Go to our facebook page to see club pictures.

Flags for San Carlos

The San Carlos Lions Club proudly donates the American flags used by the City of San Carlos.

Donate to the club to support this service.

Greeters

Lions Club members serve as greeters to guests at our meetings.

Holiday Gala

Every year the San Carlos Lions Club joins with other local Lions Clubs and orginizations for a Holiday Gala.

Holiday Santa

Every year the San Carlos Lions Club teams up with the San Carlos Kiwanis club and Chamber of Commerce to offer a day of fun during the December Holidays. Santa always shows up to greet the children. Everyone can donate toys the the Kiwanis Toy Drive, and non-perishable food to the Caring Cupboard.

Hometown Days Candy Booth

As a fundraiser, the San Carlos Lions hosts a Candy Booth at Hometown Days. The booth is staffed by our Leos and all proceeds go to Leos' projects.

To support this effort, stop by at Hometown Days.

Hometown Days Food Booth

As a fundraiser, the San Carlos Lions hosts a food Booth at Hometown Days. The hot dog and hamburger booth is co-sponsored with the San Carlos Junior Matrons. Proceeds are split between the groups.

To support this effort, stop by at Hometown Days.

House Committee

This team supports the catering of our general meetings.

Inter-club Activities

The San Carlos Lions Club commonly joins with other clubs in the area to sponsor and support a wide variety of projects.

To support this effort, join the Lions Club and/or donate.

Leos

The San Carlos Lions Club sponsors middle and high school students to participate in the Leos program. They are junior lions. The group hosts a number of fundraising projects to support various charity programs.

To support this group, donate to their projects.

 

Mahaney Hall

Members of the Lions Club participate in projects to support Mahaney Hall. A member of the club sits on the board of directors for Mahaney Hall.

Newsletter

The Lions Club periodically publishes a club newsletter.

Peace Poster Contest

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Placemat Ads for Fundraising Dinners

To support the Lions Club Foundation, we create placemats for our fundraising dinners. Local businesses and individuals purchase ads on the placemats.

To support this effort, purchase one or more ads.

Public Relations

The Lions Club is constantly doing public outreach.

San Carlos History Museum

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Student Scholarships

Several years ago, the San Carlos Lions Club expanded its financial support in the field of education to include three to five $1,000 scholarships (funds permitting) to graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is available for any students planning to attend a junior college, four year college or trade school.

Scrapbook

The Lions Club maintains a scrapbook of club events.

Social Events

A club member schedules fun events for club members and prospective members.

To support this effort, attend one of our social events.

Sojoun to the Past

Every year, San Carlos Lions Club members cook Tri-Tip to support Carlmont High School's Sojourn to the Past program. The program allows high school students to travel to tour Civil Rights locations and meet with other students throughout the US.  Proceeds support travel expenses for the program.

To support this effort, attend the event, or donate to the program.

Speaker Program

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Student Speaker Contest

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Sunshine Committee

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Tri-Tip Dinner

Each year the San Carlos Lions puts on a tri tip dinner for over 150 San Carlans. All proceeds to to support charitible donations made by the club.

To support this event, check our Calendar and attend.

WebMaster

The San Carlos Lions club maintains this web site.

White Cane Days

In 1925 Helen Keller challenged the Lions Clubs of America to band together to SERVE the blind and needy with impaired vision. This wonderful woman with multiple handicaps called her inability to see the greatest of her limitations.

One of the first great steps was the White Cane, which makes the blind person more mobile and was proposed in 1927 by Lion George Bonham. The White Cane became not only a symbol stating that the user was blind but also a tool of sight-by-feel for the blind and near blind.

As concern for those with failing or lost sight grew over time, the cost of the new deeds of sight serving were outstripping many Lions Clubs financial reserves.

In 1951 in Monterey Park, California, the Lions invited their neighbors to share in the Club’s Sight-serving and to contribute to the Lion Sight Conservation Fund.  This they did, on a day called WHITE CANE DAYS.

WHITE CANE DAYS continued to grow until thousands of Lions clubs were holding WHITE CANE DAYS fundraisers. This year the San Carlos Lions Club was located in front of Walgreens on El Camino and Glinda’s Fudge & more on Laurel Street.

Donations raised during WHITE CANE DAYS are used to support the Lions Eye Foundation, which provides eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them, eye surgery for those who cannot afford it and eye sight testing for children.

Donation locations include:

  • San Carlos Library, 600 Elm Street
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut Street
  • Tierra Linda Middle School Office, 750 Dartmouth Street
  • San Carlos Elms, 707 Elm Street
  • Church of Epiphany, 1800 Arroyo Street
  • Prima Printing, 1349 Laurel Street
  • CopyCopier, 1500 Industrial Road
  • Genetec, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco (10 locations)
  • Michael Tiernan Optometrist, 1225 San Carlos Avenue
  • Leslie Weil Optometrist, 1008 Laurel Street
  • All of Eyes on You, 366 El Camino Real
  • Family Eye Center. 1601 El Camino Real #302
  • Optometry@Redwood Shores, 303 Twin Dolphin #122,Redwood City
  • Spectrum Eye Care, 750 El Camino Real
  • Carlmont High School's Sojourn to the Past
  • San Carlos Adult Community Center
  • San Carlos Caring Cupboard
  • San Carlos Hometown Days
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