Middletown, N.J. – The Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation will host the Sixth Annual ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 5 from 8-10 a.m. at Applebees, Route 35 North and New Monmouth Road, in the Middletown Shopping Center. Tickets are $10 and include a full breakfast of gourmet pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice, and coffee. Proceeds will benefit an array of charities and charitable initiatives including the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association, Leonardo. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are available by contacting Lion John Giordano by phone at (732) 996-7495 or by email at [email protected]. Those who cannot attend the breakfast may send tax-deductible donations to The Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation, c/o Lion President Lori Anne Oliwa, P.O. Box 75, Middletown, N.J. 07748.
The Middletown Township Lions Club, chartered in 1946 under Lions International, is a volunteer service organization consisting of men and women who help the community through various charitable service and fundraising initiatives and programs. Lions International is the largest service organization in the world with over 1.3 million members worldwide in over 200 countries. The club assists individuals and families in need both locally and globally through their unique 501C3 foundation, The Middletown Lions Club Charitable Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible. The club supports programs including sight improvement and prevention of blindness, and administers eye, ear, and diabetes health screenings to the community. The club’s all-volunteer, traveling eye screening team – the ‘Knights of Sight’ – provides free vision screenings for elementary school children in local school districts, including Middletown Township, Red Bank, Hazlet, and Matawan. Members also volunteer directly at St. Marks Food Pantry, Keansburg, by purchasing and preparing homemade meals for the hungry. The Middletown Lions Club underwrites free eye exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for those who cannot afford them and donates funds to local charities that advocate for disabled individuals and for families and children with special needs.
Lions Club President Lori Anne Oliwa has formed a Women’s Council to support and advocate for women and women’s issues and a Business Council to support member businesses and to raise awareness of the goods and services provided by the local business community. New members are encouraged to join. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For more information, contact President Lori Anne Oliwa at [email protected] and visit the website www.mlions.org.