California Lions Foundation

Your California Lions Foundation (CLF) is Coming Through for You

Wildfire Relief – Thank you fellow Lions, Lions Clubs and their supporters in California. At last count CLF had taken in about $77,000 designated for wildfire relief.  One major recipient of these funds is District 4-C1 (very northernmost district in California) in response to the earlier fire near Redding and the most recent Camp fire that wiped out the city of Paradise.  Monies will also be distributed in response to the Woolsey fire through District 4-L3. This is an excellent use of your California Lions Foundation.

Helping Smaller Clubs Meet Their Community Needs – A number of larger clubs with successful charities fundraisers are supporting CLF because they see this as a way to benefit Californians served by smaller clubs whose grant needs may fall toward the lower end of the range for matching grants (e.g. $500 – $2,500).  All too often the smaller clubs can struggle to raise sufficient charitable funds to meet some of their local community’s more pressing needs – this is a way you can help use reach out to all Lions clubs in California.

We Still Need Your Donations to Reach Our Initial Funding Goal of $250,000 – California Lions response to wildfire relief was amazing.  That being said, we still need undesignated donations to reach our initial funding goal of $250,000 before matching grants can be made.  Please consider recognizing your club’s outstanding members with one or more Kay K. Fukushima Fellows ($1,000) or Reginald Harris Fellows ($2,500) at your year-end awards ceremony. 

Contact Your District CLF Director/Coordinator – “Gina Arcino” is your District coordinator can provide more information and make a presentation to your club on the purpose and benefits of CLF and how you can help. She can be reached at 559.309.9441 or by email Gina@Ginaarcino.com .