By Shivani Singh
MARKHAM: Markham’s Milliken Mills Lions Club, which has many Indo-Canadians as its members, recently organized a fund-raiser for our local Stouffville Hospital.
It was an honor to be present there and watch the sequence of the events which was very well presented keeping in mind the culture and entertainment.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of the cheque for $10,000 to Donna Doherthy from the Stouffville Hospital.
Another cheque for $10,000 was presented by Shekhar Chauhan and his wife Veena Chauhan as their matching donation for the noble cause.
Since Lions are all about serving and giving back to the community we live in, Milliken Mills Lions are proud to donate $20,000 for a good cause, as this amount will be used to buy two beds by the hospital to give more comfort to the patients waiting to get treatment.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world at large. Our 1.35 million members – who perform community service in 207 countries and geographic areas – are different in many ways, but they share a core belief: community is what we make it.
When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you’re doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective community network. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
You can learn more about Milliken Mills Lions Club at www.mmlionsclub.com.