THE Lions Club of Aberdeen Inc recently put some smiles on the faces of the Aberdeen Care Package Cadets.
The local organisation donated a very generous $1000 towards the youngsters, who send parcels to our extraordinary troops serving overseas.
The contents of every package is unique – featuring items such as Tim Tams, Pringles, Vegemite, deodorant, sanitisers, hand and face wipes, beanies, games, tins of food, soft toy mascots, tiny Aussie flags, breakfast cereals and much more.
However, they’re all equally appreciated.
“In the first year we sent 30 care packages, in 2014 we sent 330 packages and I’m guessing we’ve sent more than 700 since we started the program,” founder Carole Johnston said.
“So, we are very thankful for Lions’ support.
“But, we’re also aware of their need for new members – and this is our chance to help them, too.”
The Lions Club of Aberdeen has been established in town since 1971.
The members meet at the Aberdeen RSL Club on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
“We only have seven remaining members and are always looking to requite newcomers,” Wendy Dixon said.
“We enjoy good friendship and monthly dinner meetings.
“We are very active in our local community, holding raffles and joker draws at the Aberdeen RSL, cooking barbecues and catering for events.
“Our funds are raised to distribute back into the local community, schools and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).”
GRAND GESTURE: Members of the Lions Club of Aberdeen Inc who recently donated $1000 to the Aberdeen Care Packet Cadets.
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