Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide
The Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with over 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members. 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.
Formed in 1952, the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club has 70+ members who are dedicated to serving our community and making it a better place. Our members do whatever is needed to help our local communities.
Through the efforts of the members of the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club, we have been able to support the following charities / activities with money raised through our many fundraising activities…
- Provided funding to the Sharon B Richardson Hospice to purchase additional outside lighting and a security system after they were burglarized.
- Funded and oversaw the construction of the handicap accessible pier for the River Park lagoon.
- Sponsored local children with diabetes or other disabilities to attend the Lions Camp located in Rosholt, WI.
- Oversee and maintain the Sheboygan Falls Lions Outdoor Center which is utilized by local scouting orgnaization and other groups to provide camping and other outdoor activities.
- Provided funding to the Sheboygan Falls School District for the purchase of two (2) AED devices to be utilized at school athletic activities.
- Provide funding and donations of non-perishable food to the local food pantries.
- Provide financial support to local schools for drug and alcohol education for our youth.
- Provided financial support to the Salvations Army’s eye care program which provides vouchers to less fortunate individuals in need of glasses. In addition to this financial support, the Lions Club collects hundreds of used pairs of eyeglasses which are recycled and given to the less fortunate in need of eyeglasses.
- Much, much more!!!
Currently, one of our priorities is to raise funds to help develop a new park on Bluebird Lane.
The KPAL is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to combat community juvenile delinquency by providing financial support to local organizations and scholarships for students. As an organization, the KPAL fosters and encourages in our youth a spirit of loyalty and faith in the American tradition and institutions.
The KPAL was organized in 1954. The original charter stated that the KPAL was organized to “police” the Village of Kohler during the Kohler strike. Over the years amendments have been made to the charter and currently membership includes past and present village residents, school district residents and school choice families.
The KPAL raises funds to support their mission through their various fundraising activities including their annual brat fry, Oktoberfest and more. This is possible through the generous donation of member’s time for these special events.
Through the efforts of the members of the KPAL, we have been able to support the following charities / activities with money raised through our many fundraising activities…
Promote educational efforts and provide a better understanding between law enforcement officers and the youth of community and encouragement of good citizenship for all. We do this by encouraging involvement in the community and sportsmanship by the community’s youth. To that end we continue to provide financial assistance to the following activities:
- Kohler Youth – Financial support for Athletic Banquets, baseball jerseys, summer baseball programs, annual swim meet, flag football, youth tackle football league, State Championship banners for the gym, summer boys and girls basketball camps, and the list goes on to help with youth’s needs.
- Kohler Boy Scouts – sponsoring organization – cover adult registration and awards cost. Pay for utilities and associated items for Scout House and provide help with some special needs. Provide assistance in Eagle Scout Projects.
- Kohler Girl Scouts – provide adult registration and assist with awards costs.
- Two Scholarships – one boy and one girl for Kohler High School Athletes who meet the athletic and academic requirements.
Currently we are trying to establish permanent funding programs to cover the needs for the scholarships, scouting and youth activities for the future.