Lions Club donates $18,000 to the community |

Lions Club donates $18,000 to the community

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club recently announced the donation of $18,000 through their charitable giving arm, the Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, Inc., to a range of local organizations. Unlike many nonprofits, Lions Club raises money it donates through the work of its members rather than relying on the generosity of local businesses and residents. Lions Club members raise money from their work as gate judges at ski races, volunteering at the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce events, managing and maintaining the local U.S. Forest Service campgrounds. Lions also sell Christmas trees at their tree lot, runs the annual Festival of Trees event, the 9Health Fair, Lions Golf Tournament and sells pancakes from their famous yellow trailer at many summer events.

To learn more about the Fraser River Valley Lions Club visit their web site at

This year’s list of Lions Club funding recipients included the following:

∞ Fraser Valley Library (large print books and other programs for the visually impaired)

∞ RMRT Youth Theater

∞ Eternal Hills Preschool

∞ Granby and Fraser Elementary Schools

∞ Middle Park Music Education Foundation

∞ Advocates

∞ Grand Angels

∞ Grand County Council on Aging

∞ Horizons Specialized Services

∞ Mountain Family Center

∞ Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)

∞ Run For Independence

∞ Shining Stars Foundation

∞ Wapiti Child Care

∞ Colorado Lions Camp

∞ Bits N’ Spurs

∞ The Winter Park Horseman’s Association.

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