If you haven't heard by now, the food pantry project of which so many Lions and clubs were involved was absolutely successful.

Those who received food and those that help box the food both expressed interest in continuing the pantry.

Therefore, after confirming the donated food from the Eastern Market, all the Lions Clubs of 11A-1 are invited back to the Pantry of Plenty to prepare boxes of food to be passed out to those in the community. We collected enough money to acquire boxes for another two rounds of distributing food.

Looking to Serve during the lockdown? Any and all Lions who wish to participate are invited from 8:00-11:00am this Thursday morning on May 21, 2020 to help in the preparation of the food boxes to be distributed. After all the boxes are prepared, the volunteers are able to leave at that time if they are concerned about exposure to the general public. There will be others that will man the door to allow community members a few at a time spaced out adequately to claim their boxes and continue out the other door. Any Lions that care to remain to watch the distribution and the fruits of their labor may watch from the sidelines (again to reduce exposure and maintain social distancing. Please bring your own mask; gloves will be available.

Pantry of Plenty
110 W. Seven Mile
Detroit, MI 48203
May 21, 2020
8:00-11:00 am

AADHH and Greater MetroDetroit Lions Club  along with Just Jameen Products are  spearheading senior Stay safe packs for seniors with hearing loss.  Thank you to te clubs that have donated to this effort. More details will be published soon.  For more information email aadhhnonprofit@gmail.com

Livonia Community service Project

The impact of the Governor's "Shelter In" order has, of course, brought the plans and scheduled activities of our local Community Service Organizations to a screeching halt.

Meetings - Cancelled, Fundraisers - Cancelled, Service Activities - Cancelled and the list goes on and on.

 

Here is Livonia, and I am sure in other District 11a1 communities, Lions Clubs are finding, new and inventive ways to serve.

 

Here is a small list of ways that the Livonia Lions and other service clubs are trying to help out in our Community.

 1) Check up regularly on our senior shut ins and make sure they are well.

2) Shop for groceries for our senior shut ins.

3) Make cotton masks at home for use by staff at area hospitals and now, our citizens.  

4) Collect and redistribute "Ear Savers" being manufactured by several residents who possess 3D printers. (See Picture)

5) Raise funds to help purchase Personal Protection Products for our first responders, ie...medical staff, police, fire, paramedics, etc 

6) Collect PPP from non-essential providers (i.e. dentists, veterinarians, hair dressers, construction) and redistributing to our first responders.

Responding to a reduction in food service for the medical staff at St. Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia SMML), the Livonia Lions Club formed an alliance with  our Rotary, Jaycees and Kiwanis Clubs to gather food from our small business community and deliver donations of food to SMML twice daily.

We are fundraising and purchasing additional food as needed to fill the schedule. Single  serving food items include cold sandwiches, hot food, fresh fruit

and snack bags.  We are starting to find success with our "Share the Burden" program where we share the cost of the food with our food providers.

 How else can "We Serve" during the COVID 19 pandemic?

 I would like to hear ideas from other District 11a1 Lions Clubs. Please share this email with our Clubs and invite their reply.

 Thank you in advance for your support of this request.

 Stay Healthy!

 Lion Matt Collins

President

Livonia Lions Club

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