Earl Marriott Leo club members hold bags of socks they donated to Surrey Urban Mission. (Contributed photo)

Surrey students donate 2,000 pairs of socks

Initiative part of the Leo Club program

Earl Marriott Leo Club, along with two other Leo clubs in the city, donated 2,000 pairs of socks to the Surrey Urban Mission.

According to a news release issued Sunday morning, the combined effort included the Kwantlen Park Leo Club, Khalsa Leo Club, and Earl Marriott Leo club, which all operate under the umbrella of the Surrey Central Lions Club.

Student club members contributed $200 for the project by fundraising through chocolate sales, doughnut sales and bottle drives.

A Lions Club member, who wished to remain anonymous, donated $1,120.

“This and other projects will allow Leos to meet pressing needs in our community,” Leo chairman and advisor of the Earl Marriott Club Barry Shiles said in a news release.

The Kwantlen club, which has 100 members, meets Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m. at the school.

The Khalsa club, which has 60 members, meets on the first and third Monday’s of the month at 11 a.m. at the Khalsa School.

The Earl Marriott Club, which features 70 members, meets on Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. at the school.

Lions clubs sponsor approximately 5,800 Leo clubs in 140 countries.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Cloverdale’s Coldest Night of the Year charity walk raises $125K

Annual event sees more than 500 walkers take part

Ralph Robson honoured at Jim Gallagher Memorial Boxing event at Cloverdale Legion

Fight night drew crowd of 300, raised approx. $6,000 for amateur boxers

New book rounds up stories about landmark Surrey diner

Springenatic family marks 60 years of Round Up Café ownership

Four Surrey businesses awarded for 60-plus years of ‘outstanding contributions’

Diamond Anniversary Awards hosted by Downtown Surrey BIA

Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman, off-duty cop outside North Delta elementary school

The suspect, whose name is under a publication ban, faced 10 charges in relation to this incident

VIDEO: Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades

Canadian Federation of Agriculture points to lack of propane and feed due to Coastal GasLink dispute

Calls about rock throwing on Golden Ears Bridge leads to arrest

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrest man with Canada-wide warrant for murder charge out of Edmonton

IHOP to host seventh annual National Pancake Day

IHOP will be offering free short-stack pancakes in support of BC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday

Do you talk to your spouse about money? 42% of Canadians don’t, poll suggests

Politics, sex, religion top list of taboo subjects for Canadians

Okanagan animal sanctuary seeks to fit frostbitten baby goat with prosthetic leg

Fundraiser started to help Zuri, newest resident of Twin Hearts Animal Sanctuary

UPDATE: Two killed in fiery collision on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The Trans Canada Highway was closed for four hours

Father, two children killed after car goes over embankment on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

Chilliwack youth coach acquitted of sexual touching of a minor

BC Supreme Court justice finds reasonable doubt despite not believing the accused

Most Read

l -->