You may have noticed the blue boxes at the Prairie Peddler, Albertsons, Northtown Drug, First State Bank or over at the schools from Feb. 18 through March 19. If you took a moment to check them out you may have been one of many generous people who donated to the second community service project done by the Shelby Lions Club, a hygiene products drive.
The Shelby Lions Club has only recently got going again after years of not having one, but they have been going full steam ahead since coming together, hosting a chili drive for the Preuss family in January and most recently partnering with the Shelby High School Student Council for the hygiene product drive.
“The Shelby Lions Club has been trying to add more and more projects to serve the community,” said Lions Club member, Kristen Cruze. “Our next project is to do a Diabetes Awareness Walk with donations going back to the community. One day we hope to start a scholarship fund to send children to Diabetes Camp. There will be more details on that in the near future.”
Partnering with the SHS Student Council proved to be very beneficial as many products were donated throughout the month it took place. Everything from toothpaste to razors to Vitamin C was donated by generous folks throughout the community.
“We would like to thank the community for all the support and assistance they have provided us,” said Cruze.
The Lions meet on the second Monday of every month at the Baptist Church Activity Center at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining, or if you have any questions or need more information you can contact Cruze at email@example.com or Alexis Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.