For the past three years the Calgary Heritage Lions Club has generously contributed towards the goal of ending summer childhood hunger in Calgary.
Following the motto of “we serve”, the club focuses on six key causes as part of their program: vision, hunger, environment, youth, childhood cancers, and diabetes. As such, I Can for Kids enables the club to tackle issues faced by youth dealing with hunger. “When we participate by volunteering at events assembling food packs and contributing funds to I Can for Kids, we can see that we are making a difference in aiding the youth of our communities,” says Peter Wallis, President of Calgary Heritage Lions Club.
Following a notice sent to their club, Wallis says they became interested in I Can for Kids. “The general consensus was to get involved right away. And here we are three years later still helping out.”
What is your favorite childhood memory of summer? I grew up on a rural farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The greatest memories that I have were being able to roam free in fields and woods with no one to bother me. Just to sit on a rock ledge and listen to the birds and watch the animals in peace and quiet was relaxing and enjoyable.”
―Peter Wallis, Calgary Heritage Lions Club
The Calgary Heritage Lions Club is one of 46,000 Lions Clubs in 210 countries around the world, with approximately 1.45 million members worldwide. In addition to supporting I Can for Kids, the Calgary Heritage Lions Club supports a large number of organizations, including STARS Air Ambulance, Western Blind Curling Association, and The Mustard Seed.
“One of the key points about our involvement in charitable causes within the community is seeing what our contributions, either doing volunteer work or making monetary donations, is doing and how we are assisting in helping to change the lives of so many,” explains Wallis.
To learn more about other initiatives and organizations they support, please visit Calgary Heritage Lions Club.
Thank you Calgary Heritage Lions Club for your support in helping us feed children and youth in Calgary this summer! Your contribution will make a huge difference in our community and in the lives of those we serve.