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William H. Clements, of Gloucester City, Retired County Employee, Methodist Church Member
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In Your Own Words: How We Spent Your Donations

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Thanks to all who contributed to the Gloucester City Lions Club 21st White Cane Drive in 2008. Approximately $3,215 was received from the drive. The Lions members supplied the funds necessary for printing and mailing. Listed below are the recipients of your $3,215 plus monies from the Lions Club:

Gloucester City Little League, $1550; send two Gloucester City boys to Boy’s State (Brooklawn Legion), $370; American Legion Scholarship Fund, $50; tickets for GHS and GCHS students to attend “All Star Basketball Tournament,” $200; Gloucester City Celebrations Committee, $200; Lakes Association Fishing Derby, $100; Gloucester City Girl’s Softball League, $160.

Also, Larc School, $250; Transplant Foundation, $50; Hammonton Lions Club Charity, $50; Gloucester City Student Peace Poster Award, $100; Children’s Fresh Air Home, $400; GCHS Scholarship Awards @$250 each, $500; GHS Scholarship Awards @$250 each, $500; GHS Charles M. Nash Leo Club Member Award, $300; Gloucester City Helping Hand, $923.

Also, Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, $100; Bestworks Industries for the Blind, $650; Gloucester City Girl’s Soccer League, $150; Lions District 16-C Charity Ball, $220; Gloucester City VFW, $25; Ronald McDonald House (dinners prepared and served by Lions Members), $200.

Also, Gloucester City Library Large Print Books, $500; Gloucester City Seniors Association, $250; Gloucester City High School Leo Club (Toys for Tots), $200; Thirty Three Eye Examination & Eye Glasses for Gloucester City Residents (provided by Camden Eye Center & Locally), $3,329. Total donations, $11,327.

The month of April is the kick-off for the 2009 22nd Annual White Cane Drive. The Gloucester City Lions Club continues a pledge to the citizens of Gloucester City and Brooklawn that 100 percent of the donations collected will be used to continue the community and sight programs of the Lions Club.

A project that the Gloucester City Lions Club continues is in the medical field. We have acquired medical appliances and are lending them to the Gloucester City and Brooklawn residents at no cost. We have wheel chairs, electric hospital beds, walkers, canes, and portable commodes available for loan at the present time.

Jack Hughes (456-5909) is in charge of this project. If you have any medical equipment you would like to donate to the Lions project, please call Lion Jack. It will be picked up, refurbished and made available at no cost to any resident.

Remember, the Lions Club still collects eyeglasses. This project helps many sight impaired people. The glasses are shipped to North Jersey where they are sorted and sent to impoverished countries.

If you can contribute to the White Cane Drive, please make your check payable to the Gloucester City Lions Club, P.O. Box 102, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.

Matt Wojtkowiak,

Chairman, White Cane Drive... source Gloucester City News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Wouldn't it be great if other organizations in the City followed the Lions Club and gave a similar explanation on how your donations are spent.  Why they don't is beyond me. It is the right thing to do in my opinion.