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Community Service

Milliken Mills Lions Club’s Community Service projects are hands-on service projects. These projects includes:

Seva

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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5k Walk | Run -for Happiness

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.

Used Eye Glasses Donation

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.

Vision Screening

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.

Tree Planting

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
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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.

Adopt-A-Park

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

Park.

Camp Kirk

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.