Milliken Mills Lions Club’s Community Service projects are hands-on service projects. These projects includes:
Milliken Mills Lions club started a new initiative called “SEVA” means Service. Every three months, our members go to Church of God shelter home to feed the homeless people with food and winter clothing. More than a place to stay, Church of God Shelter Home serve people with their comprehensive services including counselling, health care, employment assistance and much more. Milliken Mills Lions Club extended helping hands to them through this program.
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MMLC became the FOUNDING member of LIONS SK WALK /RUN- to support mental health; In 2009 a pioneer and historic event was organized jointly by Milliken Mills Lions Club (MMLC) and Social Services Network (SSN) under the patronage of Mayor of Markham, Mr Frank Scarpitti on October 4, 2009 at the town of Markham Civic Centre. Last year Lions Community Walk/Run for Happiness event took place on Sunday September 25, 2016 in Markham and the City of Lake Kwarthas.
In just about any home, one can find a pair of eye glasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. That's why the Lions Recycle for Sight program started. Milliken Mills Lions Club collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort them by prescription strength and package the glasses and are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities.
Our members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health. Milliken Mills Lions take part in sight projects that have saved the sight of children by providing eye screenings, glasses and other treatments through Sight for Kids which will prevent serious vision loss. Our members are actively involved in screening the vision of children every year. Vision Screening on Senior Kindergarten students was done at St. Benedict Elementary Catholic School and St. Francis Elementary Catholic School. Altogether we did it on over 70 students.
Excess carbon dioxide (C02) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of C02 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.
A single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year and produce enough oxygen to support two human beings. At maturity, the trees planted by Lions will be removing more than 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide and adding enough oxygen to the atmosphere to support almost 17 million people!
We Lions, at the Milliken Mills have taken on the tradition from last year and have made it our yearly project to join hands with the 10,000 Trees for the Rouge
Milliken Mills Lions Club Members were at the Rouge Valley in Markham in April 2016 volunteering and sponsoring 10,000 Trees for the Rouge, turning empty fields into growing forests, helping go green and making a difference with the Global Warming. Lions are there to SERVE- LET US MAKE A DIFFER ENCE IN THE COMMUNITY BY OUR GOOD DEEDS.
We encourage you all to join us to try your Green thumb and come forward to PLANT A TREE WITH THE MILLIKEN MILLS LIONS..... OUR YEARLY PROJ ECT.
Over the past 24 years, 10,000 trees has reclaimed over 171 acres of fragile watershed lands and plant ed ever 168,000 trees. But we can't do it without the energetic participation of everyone who comes out to plant.
The town of Markham Adopt-a-Park program has been established as an environmental stewardship and public service program. This is an opportunity for volunteers to enhance their local park system by keeping the areas clean of debris and to be the Town's eyes and ears through Park Watch. It is a way for environmentally-minded citizens to make a personal contribution to a more beautiful environment. With this program, the Markham Milliken Mills Lions Club took the initiative and adopted Milliken Mills
Camp Kirk sits on 110 acres near the village of Kirk field, Ontario and is owned and maintained by the Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation of District A-16. Camp Kirk welcomes children from all over the world with following special needs: Learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disor der, Incontinence I bedwetting. Milliken Mills Lions Club takes part every year at Camp Kirk.
And MMLC will be hosting more such projects to the community in the future.