Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions in the News
LM Lions Make Blankets with Mamaroneck United Methodist Church Women’s Group
The LM Lions held a service meeting on October 24th at the Mamaroneck United Methodist Church, making blanket quilts to be distributed to those in need.
The event was hosted by the “Blankety Blanks”, a Women’s group at church and attended by members from the church, including Rev. Dr. Peola Hicks and other friends from the Larchmont and Mamaroneck area. Energized by pizza donated by the Lions, 22 blankets were made for distribution to the homeless by the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater NYC.
“Blankety Blanks” provides blankets to foster children, seniors, and victims of natural disasters, as well as members grieving a loved one and shut-ins unable to attend the church service in person. During the Hurricane Ida crisis, they provided handmade blankets to the flood victims in the area.
The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions, who will be celebrating their Centennial in 2023, focus on supporting existing non-profit and community service groups by bringing community service leaders together to determine needs, solutions and resources. The LM Lions are part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization of nearly 1.5 million members. The Lions signature cause is Vision/Blindness, along with Hunger, the Environment, Diabetes, Childhood Cancer and the future of Youth. They are signatories of the United Nations resolutions on women’s and refugee rights and are currently active in Afghanistan & Ukrainian refugee resettlement.
LM Lions Support The Sharing Shelf
The LM Lions volunteered at the Sharing Shelf’s Mamaroneck Teen Boutique cleanup on Saturday October 22nd, transporting items between the Hunger Task Force event location and their headquarters in Port Chester. Sharing Shelf holds a series of “Teen Boutiques,” free seasonal shopping events for girls ages 13-19 from families in financial need.
In July, The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions teamed up with Mamaroneck’s Sedona Taphouse’s Mondays Dine Out for Charity in support of The Sharing Shelf and matched Sedona’s $944, making a combined total donation of $1888.
The Sharing Shelf is Westchester’s Clothing Bank for Children founded to combat clothing insecurity and meet basic material needs among low-income children and families in the community. They collect new and gently used clothing for infants, children and teens. That clothing is distributed to local, low-income children at no cost through nonprofits, schools, hospitals and community groups in Westchester County. The children they serve receive a Wardrobe Pack – a week’s worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. The Sharing Shelf also hosts a series of free shopping days for low-income teen girls called Teen Boutique and each summer launch their Backpacks to School initiative to fill and distribute new backpacks with new grade appropriate school supplies.
“We are grateful for the support of Sedona and the Lions. These precious funds will help us provide children and teens with essentials many of us take for granted like new underwear and socks, ”said Deborah Blatt, Executive Director of The Sharing Shelf.
LM Lions Present “Three Skeleton Key” at Larchmont Library
On November 5 at the Larchmont Village Center, The Larchmont Library, The Sandbox Theater and the LM Lions joined forces to present a live audio “classic radio” re-creation of a 1950 “Escape” episode, “Three Skelton Key”.
The event began with an introduction on the history of this mystery-horror classic and the Golden Age of radio Mystery drama. It was followed by a live re-creation of “Three Skeleton Key”, presented by the Sandbox Theatre Company.
Three Skeleton Key was co-sponsored by The Larchmont Library, the Sandbox Theatre, and the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions. Production materials were provided by SPERDVAC (The Society for the Preservation of Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy). The event was video recorded by LMC Media. (video link: https://youtu.be/4Sidi7-EQ0k.)
The Westchester Sandbox Theatre opened in 2008 under the ownership of Executive Director Daniel Ferrante and Artistic Director/LM Lion Jason Summers. The Sandbox is a year-round educational theatre dedicated to working with children and teenagers in Westchester County. Through productions, classes, camps and work in many local school districts, the Sandbox has been instrumental in developing creative arts programs that have enriched the lives of Westchester children for fourteen years.
SPERDVAC (The Society for the Preservation of Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy) is the national organization promoting more live production of classic and new audio theater.
The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions, who will be celebrating their Centennial in 2023, focus on supporting existing non-profit and community service groups by bringing community service leaders together to determine needs, solutions and resources.