Olympia West Lions Serve.
The Olympia West Lions Club was chartered on May 21, 1983.
Our main service projects are sight and hearing conservation, and diabetes awareness. Financial assistance is provided to needy residents in the Olympia area for sight and hearing needs. Eye exams and glasses and hearing aids are provided where the ability to earn a living or the quality of life is affected. Free hearing and eye tests are given at local grade schools. Eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected for redistribution in under developed countries. Scholarships to Camp Leo for children with diabetes are provided.
Every dollar collected by Lions is used for service activities. Our fundraising activities include operation of a concession booth at the Thurston County Fair. White canes are distributed to publicize and raise money for the NW Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing.
We also support other organizations such as the Salvation Army through holiday bell ringing, the food bank with donation and time, the Holiday Connection at Christmas, the YWCA Other Bank and others. We started a Capital High School scholarship.
The Olympia West Lions Club is proud of its service to the community and of the trust the community shows by supporting our fund raising projects. The generosity of the community is needed and appreciated but more Lions must be found to continue and expand our service program. Individual effort is greatly magnified and better efficiency achieved by working as a group.