The Redding Host Lions have a long history of doing our part to make Redding a better place. We do all we can to help in many ways, but we have two things that are near and dear to our hearts that are our main focus: Vision and Juvenile Diabetes. Throughout the year we support many charity groups and organizations with our fundraising and efforts with the Camp McCumber Diabetic Camp being at the forefront. We are probably best known for sponsoring our annual All-Star Football Game featuring the best high school football players from the northstate. This event is dedicated to supporting the Camp McCumber Diabetic Camp which helps children with Type 1 Diabetes learn to live with their condition.
We also are very active at our local elementary schools providing vision screenings and help provide eye exams, eye glasses, and hearing aids for those needing assistance. Our annual Student Speaker Contest provides an outlet for students to hone their public speaking skills with the opportunity to move into the club, regional, state, and national spotlight. We provide scholarships for disabled students at Shasta College, present a program to increase our children’s awareness of patriotism and what our flag stands for on Flag Day, put on an annual golf tournament, sponsor a Peace Poster Contest to lift up local elementary school artists, collect funds for White Cane Days to support those afflicted with blindness, support the City of Hope which cares for sick children at no cost, participate doing vision screenings at the annual Homeless Connect Program, host 6 very successful blood drives a year, and educate our members on important topics with weekly speakers from our communities.
We meet every Thursday at 12 noon at the Lulu’s 2230 Pine Street, Redding, CA. Our Board Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Your charitable gift to Redding Host Lions enables compassionate humanitarian services in Redding. Your donation will help low income individuals who need eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids, vision screenings, and more. This will help us host events, including the All-Star Football Game that helps support Camp McCumber Diabetic Camp, which helps children with Type 1 Diabetes learn to live with their condition.
Club Events and Projects
Lion’s All Star Football (37+ years) – Student Speaker Contest (77+ years) – Annual Golf Tournament
Vision Screening at local schools – Used Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Collection – Eye Exams & Eyeglass Collection for Low Income
Children’s Diabetic Camp at Camp McCumber – College Scholarships for Disabled
Students – Host 6 Blood Drives Each Year – Weekly Speakers on Important & Ineresting Topics – Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Peace Poster Contest – Flag Day at local schools – White Cane Day sales – City of Hope
Becoming a member of the Redding Host Lions is a decision to create a better community, serve those in need, and become part something bigger than yourself, in a non-political, non-religious group dedicated to working together for the better good. The benefits you receive as a member is the opportunity for community service, personal growth, the prestige of belonging to the world’s largest service organization, developing leadership skills, fellowship, enlarging your circle of friends, networking opportunities…and FUN!
Used Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Drop Off Locations
Nancy Ekelund Eye Care 2620 Larkspur Lane – Ekelund Vision Center 2190 Larkspur Lane
Julie Gussenhoven 3416 Bechelli Lane– Wal-Mart 1515 Dana Dr.
Dr. Gary Gallagher & Dr. Theresa Asato-Enterprise Optometry 3080 Victor – Win-River Casino
Members 1ST Credit Union 1260 Pine St. – Members 1ST Credit Union 1380 Hilltop Dr.
Another Chance Animal Welfare League 9384-D Deschutes Rd., Palo Cedro
Plumas Bank 1335 Hilltop Dr. – Raley’s 201 Lake Blvd. – Shopko 55 Lake Blvd
Redding School of the Arts 955 Inspiration Place – Hilltop Estates 451 Hilltop Dr.
Shasta Professional Eye Care Center 1225 Eureka Way – Moore’s Flour Mill– 1605 Shasta.
McDonald’s Chapel 1275 Continental St. – First Baptist Church 1959 Eureka Way
Senior Nutrition Center (Golden Umbrella) 200 Mercy Oaks Dr Senior Citizen of Shasta Co. 249 Elk Dr.
Riverside Eye Care 2801 Park Marina Dr – Dr. Robert Fox 2216 Buenaventura Blvd Suite A – Dr. J. K. Lannin 1950 Court St.