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District 4-L4 Pajama Party

The Party began in April 2010. The idea came from a magazine article read by PDG Elizabeth Warren and it was sponsored by the Ontario-Upland Lions Club. District 4-L4 was asked to donate new pajamas for children who are placed with Child Protective Services. These children are often taken out of their homes or schools with no notice and have nothing of their own to take with them to comfort them. The idea took off with unbelievable enthusiasm and this became a District approved project in November, 2010.

Clubs are asked to donate regularly and collections are made at Region and District meetings. Underclothes and socks can be donated along with pajamas. Clubs are asked to publicize the Party in their local communities, and are taking donations from non-Lions. The focus remains on needy children, and some clubs are finding organizations within their community which can distribute the clothing to these children, with special emphasis on children being taken into care. When this happens, a count is given to the district organizers as named below. The major recipient of the clothing is Crittenton Services for Children and Families, a charitable non-profit 501(c)3, which has contacts throughout Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties.

For more information, please contact:

PDG Elizabeth Warren
6636 Brighton Place
Alta Loma, CA 91737
(909) 941-0604
(Ontario-Upland Lions)

PDG PJ Smith (Georgia)
166 N. Starflower
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 996-2950
(Brea Lions)

Beyond Blindness

Beyond Blindness, accredited by the State Department of Education and licensed by Social Services, provides a full-range of programs and services to blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind children, birth to 21 years, and their families.

The core programs are Infant Family Focus, Early Childhood Center and Youth Outreach. Called a “model program” for the nation, the Center is unique in how it delivers the best possible beginning for blind children. Our comprehensive services begin as early as possible and continue through completion of high school.

Services include: speech and language, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, Braille instruction, vision services, social opportunities, counseling, family support and adaptive technology.

Send donations to:
Beyond Blindness
18542-B Vanderlip Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 573-8888

501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
Federal ID #95-6097023

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. (GDB)

“Harnessing the Power of Paternship”
Guide Dogs for the blind was incorporated in May of 1942 and began instruction of students in a rented home in Los Gatos, California, south of San Jose. A German Shepard named Blondie was one of the first dogs trained and was a rescue from a Pasadena dog pound. She was later paired with Sgt. Leonard Foulk, the first serviceman to graduate from the new school.

In 1947, the school moved to our present 11-acre location in San Rafael California. In October 1995 they held the first graduation of the 2nd campus in Boring, Oregon. Since 1942 they have graduated more than 10,000 teams.

Both campuses house students in exceptional dormitory facilities which includes dining rooms, exercise rooms, libraries, computer rooms and a social area. Both are located near major metropolitan centers, providing graduates training from quiet rural areas to congested city streets and public transportation.

It is the mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind to empower lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs and communities.

Guide Dogs for the Blind envisions a world with greater inclusion, opportunity and independence by optimizing the unique capabilities of people and dogs.

Donations can be sent direct to a local puppy raiser in your area to benefit your local community – contact Scott for your local chapter. Donations will help with the cost of training these dogs.

For further information please contact:

Scott Quinlan (Lion Diane)
District Chair
(714) 200-3964
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

Guide Dogs for the Blind is a 501(C3) nonprofit Federal ID# 94-1196195

Braille Institute of America, Inc.

The Braille Institute, founded 1919, provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services. Generous donors and dedicated efforts by more than 5,200 volunteers enable staff to provide training, programs and services without charge.

  • Children Development – We offer in-home programs for
parents of blind infants and toddlers and help to main stream blind children (up to age 5) in community preschools.
  • Youth and Career Services – We help foster self-confidence
and independence in children and young adults, ages 6-30. This includes job counseling and referrals.
  • Counseling and Support Services – Our counselors and support services help advise and assist with the adjustment of vision loss.
  • Classes – We offer more than 200 classes in adaptation to blindness and attaining independence, as well as many recreational subjects.
  • Options for Low Vision – Our free Low Vision Rehabilitation consultations provide tools for making the most of remaining vision.
  • Community Outreach: “Classes Near You” – For those who can’t come to a regional center, many classes are offered outside our centers throughout Southern California.
  • Our mobile solutions vehicles travel throughout Southern California to bring our services to you.
  • Vistas – Our retail store has many adaptive items.

Send donations to OC Office:
Braille Institute of America, Inc.
(714) 821-5000
527 N. Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

John Doogan
District Chair
P.O. Box 287
Stanton, CA 90860
(714) 913-3428
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

IRC 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID# 95-1641426

District 4-L4 Diabetes Awareness Program


It is estimated that more than 200 million people have diabetes. They are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that transmits visual messages via the optic nerve to the brain. When this delicate tissue is damaged by diabetic retinopathy, the result may be visual impairment or blindness.

Diabetes awareness was adopted as a long-term commitment of the Lions Clubs International in 1984. The primary objective of this Lions program is to reduce the number of new cases of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy through diabetes education, early detection and treatment, and support of research.
For information or a club presentation – contact:

For information or a club presentation please contact:
Rudy Huezo
Seal Beach Lions Club
(562) 366-6075

American Diabetes Association office please contact:
Isabella Paziewska
(714) 662-7940 ext. 7455

American Diabetes Association*
17752 Mitchell N, Suite H
Irvine, CA 92614
Visit the Diabetes Store online at:
*Affiliates: American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, Inc.; American Diabetes Association Title Holding Corporation; and 9 regional and 64 local offices.

IRC 501 (c)(3) public nonprofit organization

California Lions Friends in Sight

Friends in Sight volunteers provide free vision screenings and free recycled eyeglasses for thousands of disadvantaged individuals throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico. The primary goals are to educate the public on vision related matters, to address the functional forms of visual impairment with eyeglasses and to assess ocular health conditions that could lead to vision impairment.

Each year we conduct 3 or 4 doctor led screenings in District 4-L4 as part of a program that totals over 30 events stretching from Cathedral City, north to Santa Maria, and south to San Diego. Screenings are typically performed on Saturdays with weekend-long screenings in Northern Mexico. Since our founding in July 2010, we have served more than 100,000 people at more than 600 vision screenings. The job of organizing and conducting these events would be impossible without Lions volunteers and annual donations from District 4-L4 Clubs and others. To learn more, go to

We invite all to join their fellow Lions for the camaraderie and satisfaction that comes with volunteering in the District or anywhere on the Friends in Sight schedule.

Please contact:

Pat Dundas

4-L4 Vision Screening Coordinator

Donate on the website or send to:

California Lions Friends in Sight
P.O. Box 7
Beaumont, CA 92223

501(c)(3) Federal ID 27-2235369

Eyeglass Collection Chairs:

Gary Bean (Lion Diana)
257 5th Street Apt. A
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(209) 642-1115
(Seal Beach Lions Club)

Scotty Barclay (Lion Barbara)
7830 Arroyo Vista
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 638-8642
(Cucamonga District Host Lions)


(Help for Brain Injured children)
The Cleta Harder Developmental School “Giving Hope”

H.B.I.C. (Help for Brain Injured Children) recognizes that each child is a unique person with their own difficulties in coping with the demands of society and believes that all children should be afforded the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential.

This nonprofit organization has operated continuously since 1967 and is vitally concerned with the physical and environmental condition of the neurologically impaired child and young adult. Seeking to remedy these conditions, H.B.I.C. assists in medical rehabilitation and educational processes with the most opportune programs available.

H.B.I.C. realizes not every person is going to make it to “normalcy” but without exceptions, those who receive therapy in its entirety do show improvement. A person who functions better is a happier human being.

For information or a club presentation please contact:

Lion Roy Ramsland
District Chair
P.O. Box 2340
La Habra, CA 90632
(562) 260-3750
(La Habra Host Lions)

Send donations to:
981 N. Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631

Certified by California Department of Education.
Members of: American Academy of Human Development (AAHD) and California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)

IRC 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #95-2758212

Lions Camp at Teresita Pines and Lions Camp at Wrightwood

The camps are located in the beautiful Angeles National Forest, at an altitude of 6,000 feet, and only 90 miles from Los Angeles. Open year round, Lions Wilderness Camps provide a summer camp for the disabled of all ages and is also available for club functions, retreats, conferences, youth groups, family reunions and weddings. Our dedicated professional staff can provide whatever support is needed. The camps also pride themselves on excellent food service for all size groups. Lions Camps at Teresita Pines are a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying winter and summer activities.

Mission Statement: The mission of Lions Camps at Teresita Pines are to provide a beautiful mountain facility for group camping, emphasizing the needs of the blind and disabled.

“Dining Hall” wall plaque recognition available for 25 or more volunteer hours by an individual or for donations of $250 or more by club.

For information or a club presentation – contact:

PDG Randy McMillan
511 Palermo Way
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 458-1773
(La Habra Host Lions)

Send donations to:
Lions Camp at Teresita Pines
P.O. Box 98
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Accredited by the American Camping Association

IRC 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #33-0818008

Lions Project for Scleroderma Cure (LPSC)

“Support – Education – Research”

In 2003, Lions Project for Scleroderma was adopted as a District 4-L4 approved project. Funds generated are utilized in the search for a cure and to assist those currently afflicted with this disabling disease. The term “scleroderma” literally translates to “hard skin” and in some cases the disease effects only the skin, but in many cases it affects internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, etc. The disease is an anomaly within the autoimmune system that can be devastating and deadly. While most are unaware of this disease, it affects literally hundreds of thousands of Americans, and the cause of this disease in unknown.

Scleroderma was first described in the 18th century and was found in all races and ethnic groups. It affects all age ranges but is more common in adults than children and more common in women than men. Some 80% of all diagnosed cases are women in the range of 18 to 45 years of age. The disease is not contagious and is rarely, if ever, inherited.

For Information, Donations or a Club Presentation contact: 

Lion Roberta Hines
(562) 745-8075

IRC 501 (c)(3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #77-0229244

Orange County Ronald McDonald House

“A Home Away From Home”

The idea behind the Ronald McDonald House is simple: provide a comfortable and affordable “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Some children must travel great distances to get the medical attention they need. In-hospital treatment may last a day, one year or even longer. For the families of these children, accommodations can be hard to come by; options are often limited to costly hotels or unforgiving hospital chairs and benches.

The Orange County Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable, supportive alternative for these families. It serves as a temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In return, families are asked to make a donation $5 per day; if that isn’t possible, their stay is free.

Send donations to:

O.C. Ronald McDonald House
383 S. Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868

Noel Burcelis, Executive Director
B (714) 516-3600
F (714) 516-3697

RC 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #95-3167869

The Orphanages of Thailand, Inc.

“Bring Hope to Children Who Have None”

Our organization has been helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged children of Thailand for over three decades. We help maintain schools for disabled children, homes for street kids and several orphanages throughout Thailand.

We are in the process of building a children’s shelter that will
take kids off the streets, clothe them, feed them and educate them.

Our aim is to break the grip of poverty and put these kids on the road to self-sufficiency.

The Children’s Shelter of Wat Bot will provide:

  • A home for tsunami victims.
  • A safe place for children to go after school.
  • An education in computer science and English.
  • A pre-school for blind and deaf children.
  • A place for volunteer medical personnel to provide their services.
  • A distribution point for food and shoes.

Lion John Doogan
P.O.Box 287
Stanton, CA 90680
C (714) 913-3428
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

Send donations to:
Marc Poli
District Chair
114 S. Yale Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 525-4564
(Fullerton Host Lions)

John Doogan
P.O. Box 287
Stanton, CA 90680
(714) 913-3428
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

IRC 501 (c) (3) private nonprofit organization
Federal ID #33-0846740

Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc.

“Promoting Lionism Worldwide”

The Student Speakers Foundation was started in 1960
 by PDG Donald Snyder to raise funds to provide the scholarships for the winners of the MD-4 Student Speakers Contest.
 This year’s winners of the district, Area and final contests will receive a combined total of $103,500. Funds are raised primarily through the Foundation Fellowship Program.

  • Fred W. Smith Fellowship is $500
  • Donald E. Snyder Fellowship is $400
  • Dwight E. Stanford Fellowship is $300
  • Harry J. Aslan Fellowship is $200
  • Plaques and label pins available for all fellowships.
  • Supporter patch for vest or banner is $100
 with a year chevron available for each
 subsequent year donation.

Put the foundation in your will for any amount and join the
 bequest club. You need not specify the amount, only notify the Foundation. A distinctive lapel pin is available.

All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible under both state of California and Federal taxing regulations.

Send donations to:

Carol Linehan
4729 Rey Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 716-9380
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

Lions Float, Inc.

“Promoting Lionism Worldwide”

Since 1992, Lions Clubs International has had a float in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Two of its entries in 1993 and 1994 won awards for the most beautiful floats in the parade and again in 2014 won the tournament of Roses Special Trophy for exceptional uses in multi classifications. However, all entries are considered winners presenting Lions an opportunity to promote our service activities to people world-wide who view the float each year. The Rose Parade is viewed by more than 800,000 along the parade route and an estimated 400 million in 85 countries. The parade is covered by several hundred domestic and international media representatives. Every major print media features related stories before, during , and after the parade.

Lions Float, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation was formed in 1994 to direct the preparation and funding of the Lions Float in the Rose Parade. This is a year-round activity involving the designing, fundraising and coordinating of volunteer decoration of the float in December.

To raise funds, Lions Float, Inc., sells commemorative pins, polo shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats & visors, and Fellowships. Please visit the souvenir store on the website at and purchase items that you can use as gifts to our fellow lions, family members, friends and even business associates.

Clubs may also recognize a deserving Lion with one of the following prestigious fellowships:

Donald A. Banker Fellowship $500
Garry Lozaun Fellowship $350
Wilt LeBlanc Fellowship $300
Chuck Overbey Fellowship $250
Jim North Fellowship $250

For information or a club presentation please contact:

Manuel A. Sanchez, President
706 W. 1st Ave., Apt 3
La Habra, CA 90631
(Long Beach Lions)
(562) 708-9061 B (562) 940-1862

PDG Robert Susaeta, First Vice President
23968 Sanctuary Park Way
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
(Orange Lions)
H (714) 692-9118 C (714) 606-9963

PDG Randy McMillan, 2nd Vice President
511 Palermo Way
La Habra, CA 90631
H (562) 458-1773
(La Habra Host Lions)

IRC 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #95-4445483

City of Hope

“Where the Power of Knowledge Saves Lives”

Compassion was the driving force that led to the founding of City of Hope in 1913. That spirit lives on at City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, which today provides help to millions of people who are battling life-threatening diseases.

Located just northeast of Los Angeles in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a most unusual and remarkable place where compassion and leading-edge care go hand-in-hand. Here, some of the world’s most knowledgeable physicians, researchers, scientists and health care professionals join forces to treat, and to one day cure, cancers and other life- threatening diseases. These distinguished experts provide state-of-the-art patient care and also conduct leading-edge research.

For information or a club presentation – contact:

PCC David Radtke
23045 Deberry Street
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
(951) 965-8354
(Orange County Central Lions)

PDG Randy McMillan (Jeri)
511 Palermo Way
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 458-1773
(La Habra Host Lions)

Please send donations to:
City of Hope Associate Group Development
4910 Rivergrade Road Irwindale, CA 91706-1404
(800) 544-3541 ext. 26561 or 26563

IRC 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit organization
Federal lD #95-3435919


“Caring for elders as if they are your own”

ASIAN AMERICAN SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICE CENTER, INC. (AASCSC) was founded in 1989 with the philosophy “caring for elders as if they are your own”. We established the service center office in Orange County in 1991.

Our principal mission statement “is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the needs of the Asian American elderly, assisting their access to essential health care and social services, and promoting a dignified living the community”. AASCSC is a leading service and advocacy organization entrusted to serve, protect, and celebrate senior citizens. We are determined to help Asian Pacific Americans (APA) lead independent, meaningful, and dignified lives by building a stronger and healthier community thorough direct services, policy advocacy, and capacity building.

For many years, AASCSC has been an important resource to ensure our most vulnerable, low-income seniors, have access to quality social and health programs and services available to all American senior citizens. With our bilingual staff and volunteers, AASCSC works to serve and empower our diverse aging community.

Jennifer S. Wang, CEO
O (714) 560-8877 ext. 115
C (949) 929-7458

Send donations to:
Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center
850 N. Birch Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Immediate Past Co-Presidents:
Angela Wang C, (714) 330-2826
(Chinese American Lions Club)

Fannie Ma
(Chinese American Lions Club)

Tim Cheng, Co-President
(949) 394-8828

Jeffrey Wu, Co-President

PDG Matt Hunyadi, Advisor
(714) 970-8206
(Fullerton Host Lions Club)

AASCSC is a IRC 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
Federal Tax ID #33-0396096


The PADRE Foundation (Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) is an Orange County based organization dedicated to supporting children and teens (adolescents) with Type 1 diabetes along with their families.

The PADRE Foundation has close ties with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the Dick and Mary Allen Diabetes Center in Newport Beach, but develops and operates its own programs. Founded in 1985, the foundation provides local support for adolescents and families and supports Orange County based research on Type 1 diabetes.  It has expanded to provide education, events and project administration.

The PADRE Foundation Mission is to:

  • Provide educational classes, support groups and psychosocial events for all children with diabetes, as well as for their parents and siblings.
  • Support community education on diabetes and disease management.
  • Partner with research aimed toward better detection, prevention and management of diabetes and ultimately towards a cure.

The PADRE Foundation relies on donations, grants, and various fundraising activities to support their mission.

For information or a club presentation please contact:

Send donations to:
The PADRE Foundation,
c/o Mike Avery
Development and Outreach Coordinator
1201 W. La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA 92868

IRS 501(c)(3) Federal Identification Number: 33-0099451


California Lions Foundation (CLF) is a California, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation with the primary purpose of making matching financial grants to California Lions Clubs to provide even greater service to their local communities.

The California Lions Foundation (CLF) is designed to complement grants already available from Lions Clubs International Foundation and other local foundations. CLF matching grants are now available from $500-$5,000, for projects that do not qualify for support from other foundations.  CLF can also assist clubs and districts be accepting donations for preapproved designated purposes. CLF will provide matching and preapproved designated grants with a more streamlined review and approval process.

CLF will seek donations from Corporations and Individual Sponsors, as well as local Lions.  CLF will be actively seeking donations from local businesses, large Corporations and Individual Sponsors in California.  CLF offers special recognition for Club and Individual/Corporate donations.

Member, Club and District Opportunities for Donation

$100- Club Banner Patch ($100 initial & $100 annually thereafter)
$100- Contributing Member pin
$500- Life Member pin & plaque
$1,000- Kay K. Fukushima Fellowship pin & plaque
$2,500- Reginald Harris Fellowship pin & plaque

Donations may be sent to:

California Lions Foundation
c/o MD4 Lions Office
129 Los Aguajes Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


In 2017 the Chino Valley Lions club partnered with Operation Help A Hero to make Christmas bags for single service men and women, stationed at Camp Pendleton who were unable to spend time with their families during the holidays. The club started with 20 bags the first year and grew more than double in 2018 for a total of 50 bags.

PDG Randy McMillan loved the idea to help our military and encouraged the club to take the project District-wide. In 2019 the project was accepted by 4- L4 District as a District Approved Project. With the help from several district clubs, the project sent over 400 bags to Camp Pendleton for our wonderful single service men and women.

Our goal for future years is to reach 1000 bags. Clubs in our district are asked to provide a number of bags their club will be donating to the cause. This is a wonderful gift to our service men and women who will not be able to enjoy the holidays with their family or may not receive a gift during this season. We thank our men and women in service for their sacrifice.

Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries — and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global and social movement.

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our vision is to promote acceptance, inclusion, and well‐being for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.


Special Olympics Southern California
1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90810

Lion Michael Zozaya (Lion Cheryl)
District Chair
25225 Pike Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 540-8603
(Laguna Niguel Lions)

Lion Steve Christy (Lion Debby)
21041 “C” Lochlea Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 904-9566
(Huntington Beach Host Lions)

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
EIN 52-0889518

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