Even if you’ve never heard of the Canandaigua Lions Club before, you have probably heard about of some of their contributions to our community! The Canandaigua Lions Club does all sorts of activities, as well as helping people in our community that are in need of financial assistance. They’re a pretty cool group of people that love Ontario County!
Message: Lions Clubs are organizations made up of civic-minded men and women who are interested in the betterment of their community.
Inspirations: The Lions Club wants to be more well known in the community that they love!
Projects in WNY: The local Lions Club provides vision screenings for children 6 months to 6 years in every school district in Ontario County, as well as in day care centers, private schools and soon, for home schooled children! Eye exams and basic eyeglasses are given to individuals who could not otherwise afford them or do not qualify for public assistance.
The Lions Club also puts on a ton of cool events, such as the annual Kids Fishing Derby, bingo for residents at Thompson Hospital’s Continuing Care facility, and various programs aiding the Canandaigua Veterans Club and Blue Star Mothers in Canandaigua.
How to Get Involved: You can find out how to get involved at the booth at the Canandaigua Art Festival! Be a part of a program that is nearly 4 million members worldwide to help your local community as well as aid natural disasters that occur around the world.
What Kids Can Expect: There will be stand-up animal cut-outs with face holes that parents can take pictures of their kids posing in! There will be a gorilla, and of course, a LION!