Middletown Lions Club
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions have the reputation as “Doers” in the community. The Lions motto, “We Serve” is exemplified in the many tangible ways Lions help to make the world a better place to live. There are Lions from every walk of life, every age and every persuasion, however, they have one thing in common; they enjoy each other and what they are doing.
The Middletown Lions Club Projects include the following: Lions SEE (Screening Eyes Early)/ KidSight USA; Reading Action Program; Peace Poster Contest; Middletown & Town of Wallkill Fishing Derbies; Food Drives; Eye Exams and Eye Glasses; Hearing Exams and Hearing Assistive Devices; Used Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Collection; and Adopt-a-Family at Holiday Time.
Their Community Service Projects include: Veterans Clothing Drive; Holiday Wreath at Franklin Square; Middletown High School Scholarship; Run4Downtown; “Pack the Bus”; “Warm and Cozy”; Salvation Army Kettle Drive; Santa Calls; and Adopt-a-Family at Holiday Time.
Their Fundraising Events include the following: Shuffle the Buffalo; Orange County Fair Parking Lot; Cash Calendar; Pancake Breakfast; Fabulous Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle; Chocolate Bunny Sale; and Amazon Smile.
Thy also completed their third successful year of the “No-Kid-Hungry” Weekend Back Pack Program, which has been recognized as necessary for those families of local school children that have little or no food available over the weekend.