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MELC Peace Poster Gallery
When: Friday, August 28 from 5 PM – 7 PM
Where:355 Dixon Landing Rd, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States
Hosted by Demetress Morris and MariCris Benitez
Fire Victims Drive Hosted by Milpitas Executive Lions Club up to Friday. There is a list of items that are greatly needed in the affected areas in Santa Cruz. We will be delivering them to the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds.
Thank you Lion Demetress Morris for coordinating this drive.
Hoping for you kind support!
- Tents (new or used; new are great because they don’t have to be sanitized)
- New towels (used ok if just laundered)
- Pillows (new only)
- sleeping bag pads
- Coffee (ideally someone who can provide in bulk)
- Sleeping bags (new or just laundered)
- Shorts (men and women; new or just laundered)
- Garbage bags
- Dog poop bags
- Pop-up canopy shelters (for shade)
- kitty litter boxes (lots of litter, no boxes
- Coffee percolators (right now they have 1 for the whole encampment)
- basics like stamps and envelopes, sharpies, stuff for making signs
- dry food that doesn’t need to be cooked
They DO NOT need water, soap, toothbrushes, fem products, deodorant, soap… good on hygiene products.
California Lions clubs are working with their local communities to serve and assist as they can. California Lions Foundation is ready to support our California Lions clubs as they serve!
These donations are to support Fire Disaster Victims, especially those victims that have been impacted so hard throughout the areas where the wildfires have destroyed their communities. These wildfires have the potential of being among the most destructive fires in the history of California.
As a fully tax exempt charitable 501(c)(3) entity, ID#81-2850129 the California Lions Foundation is here to provide you with the opportunity to help those in need.
For more details or to donate, please visit our Facebook page
Article from Milpitas Beat:
Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free face coverings to the community.
These groups’ mission to provide face coverings to residents was initiated just before the City Council passed an ordinance requiring that face masks be worn in places of business across Milpitas. That ordinance went into effect on April 24.
Meanwhile, others in the community, including residents from service organizations like the Kiwanis Club in Milpitas, have also been stepping up to help donate, make, and distribute masks.
“The Rotary Club, Lions Club, and City of Milpitas all donated money to buy the materials,” said Kelly Yip-Chuan, who is part of the Milpitas Rotary Club. “Some people in the community donated materials to use as well.”
Yip-Chuan, who is also a trustee on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education, has been personally helping to distribute the masks. Her focus has been on supplying face coverings to low-income families and refugees. She has also been working with principals from Title l schools in Milpitas to make sure families who need face coverings are able to get access to them.
Free masks have also been given to the Parks & Recreation Summer Camp for children ages 6-12 years old.
MariCris Benitez, from the Milpitas Executive Lions Club, mentioned that although masks are available to all residents, it’s particularly important for households with seniors and individuals with underlying medical conditions to receive them.
“Aside from the ongoing Mask Program, the Milpitas Executive Lions Club has been providing our services for the community. The flags lined up along Calaveras Boulevard put up on July 1st to gear up for July 4th were donated by the club. Last July 23, we organized the successful Blood Drive with the City of Milpitas,” said Benitez, who, along with her fellow Lions Club members, remains committed to serving the community in any way she can.
So far, over 2,000 masks have been made and delivered through this program.
Any resident who needs a mask, wishes to make a contribution, or wishes to volunteer to make masks can send an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milpitas Executive Lions Club officers and members with the participation of Saint John the Baptist Ladies Guild donated Blood and volunteered to give out the goodies to the donors.
The Blood Drive was an overwhelming success. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who donated blood to help SAVE LIVES.
MariCris Benitez Benjie Fernandez Thelma R. Batilo Nelly Danao Cabuslay Voltaire Montemayor Otto Lee
Ha Phan Marisa Mayo Mei Lee
Bernie dela Cruz Nona Tolentino