The Wayne Hills Leo Club is dedicated to community service under the sponsorship of the Wayne Lions Club and Lions Club International, a group of 1.4 million men and women who believe that kindness matters. LEO stands for: Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity.
Each year, the Leo Club raises money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by participating in the October Walk for a world without Type 1 Diabetes. This year’s walk takes place at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, and is scheduled for November 1.
Our Leos also help in the fall and spring to clean up Camp Marcella, a residential summer campground designed specifically for children and teens with blindness, visual impairments, and special needs.
Additionally, Wayne Hills Leos celebrate the winter holidays with employees at Foundation for the Handicapped in Wayne, which provideslong-term employment for developmentally disabled adults. We usually bring music, baked treats, and gifts which Santa helps to distribute, but best of all, the kids spend time getting to know each of the special people who work at the Foundation.
The Leos volunteer at Laurelwood Arboretum, also right here in Wayne. We have weeded, rebuilt a rock wall and planted the Fairy Garden. The work is done outside, so we are hopeful that we will be able to help them out again this year.
For Veterans Day we have written letters of gratitude to Veterans and First Responders. We have collected paper goods and toiletry items for the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry. And this past summer we donated $100 to help feed Wayne’s First Responders during COVID-19 testing.