Each Christmas, the Franklin Lions Club works to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate through our Santa Pal Program. This year we'll be collecting donations at both Kmart and Tractor Supply on the Weekends of December 4 and 11. Our annual shopping weekend for area children will be on December 19. Your donations allow us to purchase clothing, shoes and other necessities for children and grocery gift cards for shut-ins.
The Marjorie McCune Memorial Center is a licensed Adult Care Home owned and operated by the Lions of Western North Carolina. Located in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the center is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley of Buncombe County in a country setting. The Marjorie McCune Memorial Center offers both Assisted and Independent Living opportunities. Call today to learn more at 828-669-8452.
Since 1967, Camp Dogwood for the Blind & Visually Impaired has been a beacon of service to citizens from all over North Carolina. This summer destination provides a wonderful and therapeutic vacation retreat for persons with blindness and visual impairment. Camp Dogwood is located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. The goal is to provide a week of fun and fellowship. »LEARN MORE
Our motto as Lions is "We Serve". As an international organization we are 1.4 million members strong in 206 countries and continue to grow. Lions serve our global community in several ways including our international sight and healthy living programs, humanitarian aid and funding research to fight disease. Be part of an international organization lets us help solve problems that cross borders.
We also come together as North Carolina Lions and serve the people of our district (31L) and State with the VIP Fishing Tournament, Camp Dogwood and the McCune Center.
Locally, we address problems that are special to our community. Our work here is unconditional and not just for a specific cause. We serve our community in many ways. Example include vision screening of virtually every student in Macon County Schools, being Santa for the underprivileged, helping students further their education through scholarships and providing eye-glasses and hearing exams for those who cannot afford it.
It makes a difference. People know when they contribute to the Franklin Lions Club they are helping Franklin. I'm honored for being given the opportunity to lead our club's efforts this Lions year.
I believe there are many more people like us in Franklin who want to live by the motto "WE SERVE".
Lion President Jason Arnold