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AllAgesView – Modesto Leos Club

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson

I am a part of a program called the Modesto Leos Club; we are basically the younger brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are hoping to recruit some teenagers to join us in making the community a better place. We meet only once a month and do fun activities. The main reason our group formed was so we could help out people in need. We used “flocking” as a way to fundraise for our projects; Flocking is when people pay us to stick pink plastic flamingos in their friend’s yard. Using the $150 we earned from flocking; we went to Wal-Mart and bought kids who were less fortunate school supplies. We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, rules, scissors, and more. The school was so grateful for our help.

Soon we will all get together and clean eyeglasses to be distributed to developing nations throughout the world. Last time we cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, listened to music, and laughed while being able to help someone see better. These are just some of the wonderful opportunities you will have by joining the Leos Club. We also would appreciate donations of good condition prescription glasses. Did you know 153 million people worldwide are in need of corrective lens, but don’t have them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions of eye glasses each year. If you would like to try Leos out to see if you want to be a part of it then you are more than welcome to join us for a day. We have a membership drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you are interested in participating, donating, joining, or trying out Leos, call Karin at (209) 595-3202 for more information.

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