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June 2020

Fuller Center Exec. Dir. and LM Lion Jim Killoran (left) and LM Lion Phil Oldham. STEM Virtual Mentoring Program.

Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Secure Grants to Support Local Coronavirus Needs

The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club has secured 2 grants from the Lions Multiple District to support local groups assisting Coronavirus affected residents. Each grant was for $2500.

 

The first was provided by the NY State & Bermuda Lions Foundation to the LM Lions for the Fuller Center. The Fuller Center has been providing food and necessities to our community’s most vulnerable. They have been buying, collecting and storing food and supplies - from masks to diapers, distributing at their center or delivering directly to those in need.

 

The second grant was from the Brandel-Murphy Lions Youth Foundation, given to the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck’s STEM Navigators Virtual Mentoring program.  School closures and the subsequent move to distance learning has been particularly challenging for students from low income backgrounds. While the Mamaroneck School District has worked extensively to provide devices to those with need, the students and their families’ ability to use those devices vary.  Through the Virtual Mentoring program, students are paired one-to-one to a mentor who assists with digital fluency and provides home work support.

 

The community, its people and its organizations have jumped in to help the many local needs that have arisen from the Coronavirus pandemic.  The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions look to work with and support these efforts.

 

LM Lions are part of the International Lions Clubs, the largest service organization in the world.  Their signature cause is support for the blind and sight health. The Lions other core services are the environment, hunger, diabetes, childhood cancer and youth – and are a signatory with the United Nations 50/50 by 30 equal rights for women and the UN’s refugee rights.

 

To learn more about the LM Lions, visit:

https://www.larchmontmamaronecklionsclub.org/

 

To learn more about the Fuller Center, visit:  https://www.fullercenterny.org/

 

To learn more about the STEM Alliance and Virtual Mentoring, visit:

http://lmstemalliance.org/virtual-mentoring.html