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Los Gatos Lions Raise Nearly $7K From White Cane Days Fundraiser

Service Club is now working on promoting Nov. 9 blood drive and Dec. 3 Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade.

The Los Gatos Lions Club annual financial collection for its White Cane Days fundraiser Oct. 7-8 raised nearly $7,000 for sight-related services, members announced Wednesday during the organization's meeting at the Los Gatos Lodge.

The Lions also collected glasses to distribute to those in need and all proceeds will go directly to services for sight such as the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center.

Lions were at Safeway at Union and Los Gatos Almaden Road, Safeway at Santa Cruz Avenue, Nob Hill Grocery at Los Gatos Almaden Road and Los Gatos Boulevard, Lunardi's in King's Court and Los Gatos Main Post Office to collect donations and used eye glasses.

The club is now busy promoting another big event this year and that's its blood drive scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Los Gatos Lodge in the DeAnza Room. To make an appointment click here.

Blood donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 100 pounds, be free of cold and flu symptoms and must eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Those participating must also show a photo ID.

The Lions are also co-sponsors of the upcoming the 55th Dec. 3 Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade. The event is a great family celebration that captures the warmth of the holiday season each year with festive entries, musical wonders and plenty of cheer.

To download an entry registration form, please click here. 

Jim Van Camp October 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM
I would not have a social life if I wasn't involved in my service club. It's such a great way to help out, meet new people, network, get involved, and it's so "beneficial to all concerned" (Rotary). jimvancamp@gmail.com
Bill Frey October 14, 2011 at 04:39 AM
Please consider signing up for the Lions Club Blood Drive Nov. 9. You don't have to drive to Stanford or a local Red Cross office. Stanford Blood comes to us at the Los Gatos Lodge Wednesday afternoon Nov. 9. Easy for everybody!!
carol musser October 14, 2011 at 05:50 AM
Thank for the story and thank you to all the community for supporting the Lions annual collection for services for the sight impaired.
Jim Thrall November 22, 2011 at 03:50 AM
Thanks to the support of a generous community, we were able to raise over $7,500.00 for local blind and vision-impaired services. Thank you everyone who contributed.

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