Have you heard about AmazonSMILE. It is just like the regular Amazon, same merchandise, same pricing, but it is different in a very big way. With every eligible purchase, your favorite charity gets a donation! Now, I’m not a big Amazon shopper, but my next door neighbor gets a box or two every day from them. Every day! I’ve convinced her to shop at AmazonSMILE and designate the EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC as the charity she wants to support.
It is really easy. Just go to smile.amazon.com and use your regular login and password. The first time, they will ask for the name of the charity you want to support. My suggestion, EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC, but you could use the Lighthouse or the Camp or LCIF or Learning Ally or Leader Dog or any other 501(c)3 organization. Then start shopping.
This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of the EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2649086
Just remember to bookmark the AmazonSMILE page. If you shop on the regular Amazon page, no one benefits.
I wanted to share something with you from our teacher of the visually impaired here in Pickens County. There is a link to a YouTube video of one of her students you need to be sure to watch — Charlee is quite accomplished at reading Braille….she’s even won some competitions!
This Saturday is White Cane Day! White Cane Day was started in 1964 to celebrate the independence that people who are blind and visually impaired have gained. Please celebrate with Charlee, Robin, James, and me tomorrow. I have attached a brief video of Charlee talking about White Cane Day. The link below is to a short cute song that a teacher and students wrote for White Cane Day last year. I hope that you can take time to share the video and song with your classes tomorrow.
I would also like to thank you all for helping me help Charlee to become independent during her years at HCES. You are all amazing to work with!
2016-17 Lions International President Bob Corlew encourages Lions to climb mountains this year and achieve their service and membership goals. This video is available in all languages. Click the settings button on the bottom right hand corner of the video screen, click subtitles and choose your language.
Watch the July issue of Lions Quarterly to learn about a Lions yard sale that gives back to the community; how Lions, Leos and Special Olympics are making a difference through inclusive sports; a Lions camp for children with diabetes; and how Lions are empowering women around the world.
Watch this issue of Lions LQ for a historical Centennial segment showing how Lions Clubs International has become the world’s largest service club organization through 100 years of service and impact. Learn about the Million Penny Project, which helped Lions raise thousands of dollars for their community; get a sneak peek of what’s to come at the 2016 International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan; and watch the newest Lions Clubs International Public Service Announcement.
In this issue of the April Lions Quarterly, see how Lions in Jamaica are dedicated to reforestation, learn about Melvin Jones and his commitment to the success of Lions Clubs International, hear how nine clubs in Minnesota join together to tackle two large projects in one weekend, and watch the new disaster relief public service announcement.