Dear Fellow SD-10 Lions,
The Pediatric Cancer Team is busy sorting, counting, and bagging the mountain of cans and plastic bottles collected over two weeks ago. The cans and bottles are COVID 19 neutral after having been quarantined for two weeks. We need teams of Lions, their friends, and families to serve together to help us fight childhood cancer right here in the U.P. Each district Lions Club and a member of each guest group, represented by at least one member who serves sorting cans, will have the opportunity to take a guess at the total can and bottle refund value. The closest guess of the combined value, wins $100! Groups of non-Lions can play too, so gather your friends, members of your church congregation, service organization, high school or college club, or come on your own. Work Groups are scheduled for afternoons and early evenings through the end of May. This is a fun and very inspiring service project. Hours spent by Lions in transport and sorting are eligible to be submitted on your club monthly service reporting to LCI.
Please share this information with Lions in your club, create a post on your social media, tell your friends, and invite your neighbors. We need your help with this project! This fundraiser was initiated by members of the Marquette Lions Club for the Single District 10 Pediatric Cancer Program. The community response was more than any of us ever expected.
To view or sign up on our digital sign up sheet, go to:
We are working every day until the end of May until all of the bottles and cans are sorted, counted, and bagged. Econo Foods in Marquette has agreed to refund the cans and bottles for us. Please help us earn funds for U.P. kids and their families fighting cancer! You might win the $100!
The cans are in the chicken barn at the Marquette County fairgrounds located at 715 M-553, Gwinn, Michigan 49841. The fairgrounds are located 10 miles south of Marquette. Enter the fairgrounds through the main gate. It is open, follow the paved road to the left to the backside of the fairgrounds. We are in the Chicken barn. It has a chicken painted on it, a Pediatric banner , and a Lions Club banner on the building. A member of our sorting team will meet you there.
Things to keep in mind:
We continue to practice social distancing and sanitation practices. You will need to take precautions and wear a mask and bring gloves, hand sanitizer and any other product you like to use like lysol, hand wipes or 409. There are gloves available. We are asking volunteers to please sign up in groups of no more than 5-10 people to manage social distancing. Bring a folding chair and a jacket, the barn tends to be on the chilly side. There are rest rooms on the fairgrounds. There is no where to obtain water or food so bring your own snacks and water with you. The most important thing is to remember we want everyone to remain safe and healthy!
When: Every day until the end of May. Marquette Lion team leaders open the doors of the chicken barn at 11 am. Early evening shifts are also available by pre-arrangement.
Please see the link above for the signupgenius to sign yourself or your group up for a work session.
For more information or assistance with signing up contact: Lion Mary Rule. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at: 906-250-1596
Lion Chris Smith. Email: email@example.com or via phone at: 313-682-8900.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Lion Chris Smith
SD10 Lions Pediatric Cancer Chair