(Featured image: Lions Members delivering turkeys to The Inn. Left to right: John Broder, Thomas Jacoberger – President, Larry Blessinger, Matt Schwagerl – Secretary, George Blair, Rich Forte)
Giving Back During the Holiday Season
Each year we are happy to support our community and local families in need of a warm Thanksgiving meal. We are looking forward to 2017 to continue this tradition.
Turkey Donation to The INN
The Edward Smith Mineola Lions club donated and delivered 120 turkeys (1900 pounds) to The INN. The turkeys went directly to families in need throughout the local community, who were then able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at home.
Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Run
This year’s Thanksgiving Turkey Run resulted in 16 shopping carts filled with ingredients to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal plus extra staple items. Lions members delivered the shopping bags of food to the homes of 8 local families, which meant 32 people were able to enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving dinner!
The Guide Dog Foundation
We proudly made a $12,000 donation to The Guide Dog Foundation, which allows us to sponsor 2 dogs. The donation helps to cover “a portion of the costs associated with final training for one dog on their way to becoming a working guide/service dog”.
Mineola Fire Department
We were also very happy to make $3,000 donation to the Mineola Fire Department to help with emergency services within out community.