The City of Adelaide Lions Club receives prestigious award for serving the South Australian community.
Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world, presented the City of Adelaide Lions Club with the Kindness Matters Service Award in February 2022. This year, only 30 out of 48,000 Lions clubs received this prestigious award, which is given annually to Lions and Leo clubs for performing an outstanding service project in one of Lions Clubs International’s global cause areas: diabetes, hunger, vision, environment, childhood cancer, humanitarian, disaster relief or youth.
“The Kindness Matters Service Award is a challenge for Lions and Leos to develop exceptionally innovative and creative service projects with the aim of leaving a positive impact in their communities,” said Lions Clubs International President Dr. Jung Yul Choi. “When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. It is that care and commitment to service is what it means to be a Lion.”
The City of Adelaide Lions Club will be presented with the Kindness Matters Service Award and commemorative pins for the Hear Me Roar! Project. Dozens of lions, family and friends have volunteered countless hours since the project started in early 2016. As a result of their efforts, more than 8,100 individuals have been supported through the project and many more will be supported in the future.
“Our Lions club is honoured to receive the Kindness Matters Service Award, but more importantly, we are honoured to continue to serve our community and those in need, and have the spotlight shone on this project and the positive impact it has in the community,”, Petrea Stacey Club President for the City of Adelaide Lions Club said.
Since the project started, we have delivered 884 care packs, 1,165 adult cushions, 1,898 kids cushions, 840 port pillows, 2,338 bags of books (4 books in each), and 1,011 misc. items (such as bibs, scrunchies, dressing gowns, sanitary items etc.), with hundreds more currently being made and/or about to be delivered.
Thank you to all our lion members, lions from other Lions clubs, Cubs, family and friends for their support. This award is for everyone who has volunteered and supported the Hear Me Roar! Project. Together, we are making a difference and having a positive impact on the South Australian community.