What do you do with all that money?

Fred Garmeson

For almost 20 years, the residents of SunBird have supported the fundraising efforts of the SunBird Lions Club. For that the Lions members are always grateful. It has come to the attention of the club that residents would like to know where we spend the money. First, it’s important to note that 100 percent of the money raised through Lions Club fundraisers goes toward our charitable donations.

The SunBird HOA is the recipient of an annual $2,000 donation. Sometimes the donation is designated for a certain project. At other times, the use of that donation is left up to needs of the HOA.

Additional donations are made to the following organizations:

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Camp Tatiyee (Lions’ camp for the handicapped)

Camp Tatiyee Land Campaign (acquiring the camp grounds)

Lions Foundation of Arizona

Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Lions Vision Center

My Sister’s Place (shelter for abused women)

Hartford School (assistance for needy children)

Foundation for Blind Children

C. Kirby Smithe Youth Exchange Camp

With the support of the great residents of the SunBird community, the SunBird Lions Club will be able to continue serving the needs of these worthwhile organizations.