Lions celebrate week of service to young people

| 19/08/2016
CNS Local Life

Lions Debbi Ebanks (left) and Cordella Chollette flank David Goddard of Winners Circle, who donated school shoes 

(CNS): The Lions Club of Grand Cayman joined the organisation’s members globally to commemorate a special Worldwide Week of Service for Youth 8-14 August, dedicated to mentoring, empowering and engaging young people through community service. This international event is designed to inspire the next generation of volunteers and help the Lions reach their Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving more than 100 million people.

Members of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, Department of Children and Family Services staffers, foster parents and children met at local shoe store Winner’s Circle to outfit 10 students for the upcoming school year. The store is a Lions Club community partner.

Lion Cordella Chollette said going shopping with the foster children and assisting with the fitting of their shoes showed these youngster that there are people who care about them and that they in turn can care about their foster brothers and sisters.

Also on hand was Lion Debbi Ebanks, the club’s Centennial Service Challenge committee chairperson, who said she was very pleased that the club could assist these 10 children as part of the challenge, issued 1 July 2014 to commemorate Lions Clubs International’s 100th anniversary in 2017. The global organisation aims to serve more than 100 million people by 30 June 2018.

The Cayman Lions Clubs are participating in all four of the areas that the challenge comprises: youth, vision, feeding the hungry and environment

Next up under the youth banner, the Lions will be the hosting the annual Miss Teen competition on Saturday, 27 August at the Lions Community Centre after a three-year absence.

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  1. anonymous says:

    The Poverty Inc. documentary is an eye opener. I had no idea that I was the part of the problem by participating in various charitable organizations.
    How charity can be wrong? WATCH!

    “We are held captive by the donor community.”

    The West has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry.

    From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. food aid, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?