The Vancouver Lions Club provides thousands of hours to community service projects and donates thousands of dollars to local charities from fund–raising activities, year in and year out.
The Club's fund–raising activities and projects include:
- Entertainment© book sales.
- Calendar sales featuring photographs taken by blind or visually impaired students from the Washington State School for the Blind.
- Hawaiian Holiday for Two vacation raffle.
- Collecting tickets at local High School football games.
- The Duck Derby rubber ducky race.
- Octoberfest celebration
- The Vancouver Lions Club Golf Tournament.
- First aid kit sales.
- White Cane Days fund drive for sight.
- Relay For Life.
- Golden Ears fund drive for hearing.
- Holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
- Wrapping presents for holiday shoppers.
- Pacific Northwest Poultry Association raffles.
Where Does The Money From Fundraising Go?
All moneys raised by the Vancouver Lions Club from fund–raising activities is returned to the public through the Club's charitable foundation, the Vancouver Lions Foundation. All club operational expenses are paid for only through member contributions and dues.
The Club's Foundation makes annual contributions to the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County, the Clark County Hearing Conservation Committee, the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing and Lions Clubs International Foundation. Funds have been donated to the School of Piano Technology for the Blind to replace its aging HVAC system, purchase computer equipment, train teachers and staff and general operations.
In addition to fulfilling specific grant requests, the Foundation also has contributed to the Eye Care We Care mission, the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes, CARE, and many other individuals and organizations that demonstrate a need.