2017 Legacy program for Spring Conference

Partners in Community Service

Caring For Kids

Diane: 253-297-9777 / carekids@comcast.net / www.carekids.org /
Caring For Kids bldg on Murray Rd SW in Lakewood

Caring for Kids is an all volunteer organization helping kids in need in Lakewood, Mc Chord, Fort Lewis, Steilacoom and University Place. CFK is a 501c3 organization. We distribute much needed supplies to the needy through annual events such as: Ready to Learn Fair, Holiday Fair, CFK CLothing bank, CFK School Supplies Bank and dmuch more. Please visit our website for more information. CFK and Lakewood First Lions partner in improving Springbrook Park and assisting the low income community surrounding the park with annual events.

The Caring For Kids building is at approximately 14770 Murray Rd. SW (no street # posted). Take the Thorne Lane exit (#123) off I-5 and head east. Thorne Lane becomes Murray Road. Go past 146th Street (no left turn anyway) and take the first driveway on the left after the apartment complex. GPS=47° 7'24.70"N 122°32'33.38"W.

boys & girls club logoBoys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound/Lakewood


Boys & Girls Clubs give Kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework...or just hang out with friends. We offer safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring places that Kids and their families count on--every day.

LERC logoNorthwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

John: 253-297-7040 / japaperman@hotmail.com /www.lionsnwlerc.org

Lakewood First Lions collects used donated eyeglasses from locations throughout our community and passes them on to NWLERC in Lacey, Washington. There, the eyeglasses are cleaned, read for their strength and stored for distribution throughout the world to needy villagers without available optometric services or funds to pay for those services. Contact John if you have a supply of used glasses or need the location of a collection box near you.

Click here for a pdf list of dropoff locations and what the boxes look like

Communities in Schools logoCommunities in Schools/Lakewood

Dave: 253-589-7489 / daveok2000@yahoo.com / www.lakewood.ciswa.org/ /

Ensuring student success is everyone's job: schools, parents, communities.

Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. In over 200 communities across 27 states, we work closely with schools, social services, businesses and volunteers to get young people the things they need to learn and grow: after-school help and family services to stabilize the home. Without these basic supports, kids in need or at-risk are far less likely to succeed and grow into productive adults.


Links & Resources

Lakewood FirstLions Newsletter

Lions Clubs International
The authority on all things in Lionism. Videos, publications, the annual Lions International Convention updates, the latest causes supported and encouraged by the world-wide organization and too many other valuable issues to be included here.

Multiple District 19
Lions source for information on the Multiple District, leadership training, policy and procedure manuals, up to date info on annual events, publisher of Border Crossing News.

District 19C
Information pertaining to issues of more local interest, a district-wide event calendar, up to date info on the annual Spring Conference and the contest held there each year, info on causes and projects approved at district level, more.