Last year our club sought out to raise funds to secure the sponsorship of an Autism Assistance dog for a young child, through Dog Guides of Canada…and after much effort, commitment and time, we did…of course, with special luck and the generosity of an anonymous donor we were able to reach our goal quicker.
But, one dog just doesn’t cut it for our club. So this year, we’ve accepted a new goal. With this being Diabetes Awareness Month, we have tasked ourselves with the goal of raising enough funds, $8000 to be exact, to sponsor a Diabetic Alert dog and after today, we’re halfway there.
Thanks to Lion Brenda Dennis and her committee, they have organized and hosted two craft fairs in aid of raising funds towards this goal. Today, nearly 300 people walked through our doors to seek out a unique and special Christmas gift idea, with little thought to how this decision was helping our club reach our goal.
Special thanks to the many Lions who supported and helped make today’s fundraiser a success. To the dozens of vendors who knitted, crafted, baked and lugged heavy cartons and set up tables, we thank you! To those who supported our efforts by purchasing 50/50 tickets, tickets on our beautiful Scentsy basket that was graciously donated by Heather Benoit our most heartfelt sincerity. In addition to all this, a big shout out to the Stephenville Community Youth Network youth for your outpouring of kindness in donating all money raised at your table to us…nearly $300 in fact.
Together we will change the life of one person…and for that all this is worth it. Dog Guides of Canada assist individuals daily who are challenged with disabilities, lead independent lives, that is all any of us want, it is the least of what we deserve and the Stephenville Lions are happy to be able to help.
During this Christmas gift giving season, why not forego the traditional trek to the overcrowded malls, stop spending hours searching online sites and make a generous donation in your loved one’s name to a gift that continues to give. Donate to the Dog Guides of Canada foundation today! Every dollar counts towards a new life for someone, it could one day be your loved one! Give generously today!
Check out the many ways you can help! https://www.dogguides.com/donate.html