Milestone Alert

Celebrating 70 Years of Service

Our club was chartered 70 years ago, on May 23, 1952.

The West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club is still going strong as it enters its 70th year of service to the cities of San Jose and Campbell, CA. We look back with pride at all that we have done in our community, and look forward to accomplishing much more in the years to come.

Thank you for your support!

Graphic for Kids Fun Zone at Campbell Farmers Market

Thank you to everyone who came to our inaugural Kids Fun Zone at the Campbell Farmers Market on Sunday, May 15. With a lot of support and participation from our Lions Club Members, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and the Delta Gamma Sorority at SJSU, we entertained 92 kids and their parents, and raised $701 for Jacob’s Heart. Some of our leftover supplies were also donated for use by the children of Jacob’s Heart.

If you missed us at the Farmers Market but would still like to donate to Jacob’s Heart, or learn more about them, you can do both on their website, at JacobsHeart.org.

Ongoing Activity: Lensometer Training

sign-Lions Recycle for Sight

Volunteers needed to help measure used eyeglass lens strength

Lensometer training & use continues on Tuesdays, from 9:00am-11am, and 11:00am-1pm. Six volunteers are needed per shift. Sign up for a shift on Signup Genius.

Note that trainings will NOT be held on May 31 and June 7, 2022.

About lensometer trainings

A lensometer is used to measure the strength of each lens in a donated pair of glasses, so that we can label and sort the used eyeglasses to be given to someone in need. We have many thousands of pairs of glasses to be tested and labeled.

Monthly Activity: Packing Meals @ Martha’s Kitchen

On the second Wednesday of the month we volunteer at Martha’s Kitchen, packing meals into take out boxes to be given to needy individuals. This takes place from 2:40-5:00pm. Contact us to join us for an afternoon of volunteer service. No cooking or heavy lifting is required.

  • Volunteers must bring proof of Covid vaccination
  • Masks are required
  • Closed-toe shoes only.

Martha’s Kitchen in San Jose is a nonprofit soup kitchen that currently provides nearly 100,000 meals and 250,000 pounds of groceries each month to those in need.

Monthly Activity: Sorting & Labeling Donated Items

Left: emergency whistles have been labeled. Right: Lions sit at a table attaching labels to new items.

Help sort and label donated clothing, toiletries, etc. for The Grateful Garment Project

On the third Thursday of each month, from 2:00-4:30pm, we help The Grateful Garment Project sort and label newly donated items. Contact us if you would like to join us at one of these sorting events.

The Grateful Garment Project provides victims of sexual violence the clothing and other resources they need to reclaim their dignity and begin the healing process. They work with hospitals, shelters, law enforcement and other nonprofits to meet victims’ immediate needs after a crisis, and support their ongoing needs along their road to recovery

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