BAMM Lions Club “White Cane Days”
BAMM Lions concluded its semi-annual White Cane fundraiser on 12 October and returns indicate that we have met our goal. Thanks to all BAMM members for their hard work and to the community for its generosity. Here is a photo of Lion Kirby Pollard hard at work on 4 October.
BAMM Lions Club Peanut Sales
BAMM Lions is continuing its annual holiday peanut sale fundraiser at several Kroger supermarkets on the following dates:
Hull Street (near Brandermill) 7 December 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Midlothian (near Route 288) 14 December 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Hull Street (near Brandermill) 21 December 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Bon Air – Manchester – Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club is a service organization and a local chapter of the Lions Clubs International. We are best known for working to prevent blindness, but overall our efforts are about serving and helping the community. Our motto is 'We Serve'.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.
The BAMM Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of the donations going to help the community. Each year the BAMM Lions Club collects over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses, raises more than $20,000, and collects three to five hearing aids.
Our chapter is one of nearly 45,000 Lions Clubs in the world, with a total membership of more than 1.3 million Lions worldwide. Started in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, he told members of his local business club they should reach beyond financial business issues and address helping communities. That year the group took the name of the Association of Lions Clubs and a constitution, by-laws, and a code of ethics were developed. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.
But, it was in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention that the Lions Club focus became preventing blindness. She challenged the Lions to become the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted that challenge. Since then the focus has been on assisting the blind, sight-impaired, and hearing impaired.
100% of your donation goes to help prevent blindness