Request: Lucky 14! For the 14th consecutive year the Magrath Lions Club is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child. Boxes and packing information can be picked up at the the Magrath Pharmacy any time during regular business hours until 6pm Wed Nov 14, 2018 (the last day of collections here in Magrath).
Typical items for the boxes include simple things like a toothbrush, facecloth, school supplies and a few small gifts. Completed boxes can be dropped off at the Magrath Pharmasave collection area and the Magrath Lions Club arranges the delivery to the Raymond collection site.
Contact Lion Roger for more details ." November 2018
** see also samaritanspurse.ca/pack-a-shoebox for how-to ideas!
Our Oct 2016 meeting was delayed 2 weeks and actually held on 3 Nov 2016. We have selected 3rd Wed of each month as the preferred meeting times (watch this site for updates on actual meeting dates, times and places).
Lions Club Meeting Minutes – Wed 2 Nov 2016 (deferred 2 weeks from Oct 2016)
A great big thank you to all the volunteers and to all those who donated so generously, to the Town of Magrath for letting us host the event in the Ice Arena again this year. We feel our 2016 No Cost Clothing event was a great success!
Community: No Cost Clothing Event (Aug 2016) clothes collection
Town of Magrath/Lions Club No Cost Clothing Event will be held Sat 27 Aug 2016 (per LDS Stake Calendar) at Ice Arena. The annual (2016) Community No Cost Clothing event, sponsored by the Magrath Lions and headed by Lion Shauna and Lion Elizabeth. Collection drive is Jul 25 through Aug 25 and sorting and setup will be Fri 26 Aug at the Magrath Ice Arena). On Sat 27 Aug 2016 9-2pm the event will open to public (for free distribution).
read more at http://www.magrathlions.com/no-cost-clothing.html
Town of Magrath/Lions Club No Cost Clothing Event (note change of date - one week earlier than printed in LDS Stake Calendar) at Ice Arena. The annual (2015) Community No Cost Clothing event, sponsored by the Magrath Lions and headed by Lion Shauna and Lion Tracie, will be held Fri 21 Aug 2015 (for collections and sorting at Magrath Ice Arena) and on Sat 22 Aug 9-2pm open to public (for free distribution).
Nov 10 - 19, 2014 Annual Christmas Box Drive
Thank you for supporting the annual Magrath Lions Christmas Box Drive! In Magrath we are collecting your donations from Nov 10 - 19, 2014. There will be Christmas Box collection areas for Magrath School classrooms if you wish to donate items there for the drive. You may choose as well/instead to drop off your own filled boxes and donations for shipping ($7 per box suggested) to the Lions c/o Magrath Pharmacy M-F 9-6pm - but remember the cut-off for our Magrath Drive is Wed Nov 19 6pm at the Pharmacy!
Welcome to our new 2014/15 Lionistic Year
Thank you to all who helped make our No Cost Clothing event (Aug 29/30) so successful this year! It was a great way to start us out in service to the community. The costs to run this event were minimal - a 100ft clothesline rope and 24 xl hd clear plastic bags for the cleanup afterwards. We happened to find $50 donation at back of collection van which was used as a deposit on the town sign and later to cover those expenses. Yay. Herb McKelvey also donated $5 toward the lions club for this project to me at my work.
Yay Magrath! We can report that the Magrath Lions Community No Cost Clothing event concluded today (Fri 29/Sat 30 Aug 2014) and seemed to go extremely well, despite the numbers away this last long weekend. Many volunteers took time to help us man the sorting desk and run the event. You donated an amazing amount of clothing (250+ large bags of clothes were donated in during the collection week and sorted out on Fri with only 21 xlarge bags remaining on Sat to be picked up by Diabetes Society on Wed). Over 210 large bags of clothes were acquired by 100's of patrons. Many dedicated workers were involved with over 200 man hours recorded to run the event plus those who helped but declined to sign in and out. Thank you Lions and volunteers! The event closed at 2pm Sat and we were able to pack up everything quite quickly and put the tables all back in place by 3:30pm and locked up by 4pm. Yay again.
Thank you to everyone for supporting the No Cost Clothing event this year. Many dedicated volunteers (too great to be numbered ..), tons of clothes (and shoes, for some reason) donated and sorted out, and lots of patrons out on Saturday ..
* 250+ large bags of clothes donated during collection week this year
* only 21 (xl) bags left over (to Diabetes Society on Wed)
* We estimate 210 large bags of clothes (about 5000 lbs) distributed.
* 200 man hours recorded to run the event (50 workers avg 4 hrs each)
And finally, more thank you's: to all the local churches who so willing support us and participate, to the Town of Magrath for letting us use the Ice Arena, for the many returning long working seasoned volunteers, to all you who so willingly donated your gently used clothing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Magrath Lions Club
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