The Bellingham Central Lions Charity Golf Tournament raises funds every year for numerous programs we support financially, and is the Club’s largest single day fundraiser. In the past, the Golf Tournament Committee has chosen one community non-profit organization to support. We did this to bring focus to a worthy cause that surrounds everyone in the greater Whatcom County area. This year we have decided to acknowledge the many on-going projects in which the Bellingham Central Lions Club supports throughout the year, with many of these projects going on for many years now. Here are a handful of the ongoing support projects our Bellingham Central Lions Club provide year over year:
Frank Haskell Eye Clinic
The Frank Haskell Lions Eye Clinic is a partnership of the Lighthouse Mission Ministries and the Bellingham Central Lions Club. It provides eye examinations and eyeglasses to the homeless and others in need. Located at the LMM Drop-in Center on Holly Street, the Clinic is currently open one afternoon a week.
Al Boe Wheelchair Warehouse
The Wheelchair Warehouse loans durable medical equipment to folk in Northwest Washington. It is a free service, though we gladly accept donations. Equipment loaned includes low vision aids, wheelchairs, power chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and bedside and bathroom helpers of all kinds. Loans are for three months, but may be extended based on need.
The Mission works to break the cycle of homelessness and helplessness in the lives of people in need through vital services such as hot meals, safe shelter, and one-on-one case management. A person who is given hope, direction, and skills has the opportunity to return to a productive and dignified position in our community.
Northwest Youth Services
Since 1976, Northwest Youth Services has been the doorway to safety and the pathway to progress for thousands of young lives. Much has changed in our communities during those years. What has not changed is our commitment to supporting the uniqueness of each youth served.
Royal Family Kids
Royal Family KIDS is the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Annually, 3.6 million cases of child abuse*, neglect or abandonment are reported in America. One of these victims dies every six hours due to that abuse*. However, the Bellingham Central Lions have chosen to make a difference through their support of Royal Family KIDS. You too can take part in making a difference in kids lives by supporting the Lions Club Golf Tournament.
Lions Camp Horizon
Camp Horizon, where campers with developmental disabilities have the opportunities to challenge themselves, gain confidence, show independence, and create meaningful relationships that will stay with them the rest of their lives. For over 40 years we’ve provided summer camp programs for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. Kids of all ages from the greater Puget Sound area and British Columbia look forward to spending a fun-filled week here each summer making new friends in a setting where the focus is on their abilities, not their disabilities.