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CURRENT SERVICE PROJECTS
 
ON AN INTERNATIONAL AND STATE LEVEL WE SUPPORT
 
Wisconsin Lions Eye Institute/Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin - dedicated to the mission of restoring the “Gift of Sight” through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases, and education to increase donations of human eyes after death. One month out the year we are responsible to transport eyes to Janesville and then in Janesville they are picked up and taken to the Eye Bank in Madison. See: http://lebw.org/
 
Center for Blind Children - a family-centered agency serving children with visual impairments. See: www.blindchildrenscenter.org/
 
Wisconsin Lions Foundation - supports Lions Camp, Eyeglass Recycling Center, Hearing, Children’s Vision Screening, Diabetes Awareness & Youth Activities. See: www.wlf.info/
 
WI Lions Pride Campaign - funds Lions Camp, Vision Screening, Diabetes, Hearing Aids, Eyeglass Recycling, Deer hide collection, and Youth Projects Wisconsin. See: www.lionspride.org/
 
WI Lions Foundation/Memorials - in honor of or in memory of a person or family. See:  www.wlf.info/
 
Leader Dogs for the Blind - provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. See: www.leaderdog.org/
 
Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) - supports the humanitarian work of Lions          in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. Through LCIF, Lions give sight, support youth, provide disaster relief and combat disability. See: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/index.php
 
Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD) - purpose is to allow the blind and visually impaired to experience outdoor sports and leisure activities while developing their social and athletic skills. See: www.wisconsinbold.com/
 
ON A COMMUNITY LEVEL WE SUPPORT:
 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters - purpose is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.  See: http://www.bbbs4kids.org/
 
VIP - a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Walworth County residents with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities. See: www.vipservices-inc.org
 
Hope Now - which provides one time financial aid to residents in the Elkhorn. See: http://home.catholicweb.com/elkhornkcs/files/Hope_Now_Brochure.pdf
 
Local Sight - We give out gift certificates to needy people in Elkhorn area for eye exams and glasses and collect used eye glasses. See: http://www.elkhornlionsclub.org/
                        
Lakeland School Christmas Party - usually held on the Friday prior to Christmas - most likely on December 17th this year. See: http://www.co.walworth.wi.us/lakeland%20School/Building.aspx
 
Matheson Library Building Fund - donated $25,000 for the renovation and addition of the civil center. See: www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us/
                        
Elkhorn Food Pantry - take in can and dry goods once a month at regular meetings
 
Lakeland Animal Shelters - take in food and supplies once a month at regular meetings. See: www.lakelandanimalshelter.org
                        
Boy Scouts - we sponsor an Elkhorn troop.  See: http://troop243elkhorn.org
 
VNA Hospice Care - hospice care. See: www.agingcare.com/.../Hospice/WisconsinWI/
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Project Graduation - graduation party for Seniors at EAHS.  See: www.elkhorn.k12.wi.us/
                        
Diabetes Awareness - the American Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated. We try to make the public aware of the warning signs and encourage them to get tested.
 
ON A EDUCATION LEVEL WE SUPPORT:
 
Scholarships - last year we gave out two $1,000 scholarships
                        
Badger Boys State - a program which teaches the workings of government "by doing". 
See: www.badgerboysstate.com  There are many more special interest projects we have done over the years. If you are interested in our prior service projects, click on “history” and enjoy!
 
CURRENT MONEY MAKING PROJECTS
 
Roast Beef & Chicken Dinner – Usually held the last Sunday in January at the Monte Carlo Room.
 
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market Concession Stand – We usually do four of these per year in the months of May, June, August and September.
 
Oktoberfest – We man a concession stand in the courthouse square in the middle of the month of October!
 
Frank’s Country Market – We are manning the concession stand on November 14th when the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile will come to visit. Please stop at our booth and support our cause and find out how you can join our club!
 
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