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recent grants

Some Grants Issued by the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24-D over past 30 years…

  • $10,000 to the Eyeglass Recycling Center of Eastern Virginia for Lensometers
  • $407,000 Lions Center for Sight at Norfolk General Hospital for construction
  • $300,000 to Old Dominion University Study Center
  • $75,000 towards Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit Purchase
  • $30,000 to the Lions Sight Center for Field Analyzer
  • $12,000 to Williamsburg Community Hospital
  • $15,000 annually for Hearing Aids
  • $10,000 annually for Local Area Medical Projects
  • $10,000 annually for Cataract Operations
  • $5,500 to Special Services Library of Virginia Beach
  • $75,000 for Lions Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit Replacement Fund
  • $30,000 Eastern Shore Barrier Island Pre-School Enrichment Program: My First Field Trip
  • $5,000 for Norfolk Homeless Connect
  • $7,500 Audible Equipment to Support Visually Impaired through Access Virginia
  • $4,000 Children's Eye Screening Equip. (SPOT) for Cape Charles
  • Bidding Wars Begin
  • Quality Ceramics
  • Awaiting Live Auction
  • Suffolk Rods Club Presents $2k
  • Bid 'n Buy Logo 7th Annual
  • $10k Check to Sally Dickinson of BIC 2016
  • sevmc logo
  • Lions present $10,000 to Barrier Island Centre
  • Children participate in music class at Barrier Island Centre
  • LCF Presents check to bic
  • BIC fun learning sign
  • Chet Kramer makes announcements
  • Lawn tractor up for auction
  • Kerr with trophy 2013
  • Kingsmill 18green
  • kingsmill golf creamer
  • kingsmill championship
  • golf
For over thirty years the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D, Inc. has been proudly serving southeastern Virginia. The Foundation's primary focus is to assist Lions Clubs, other related organizations, and individuals or groups sponsored by Lions Clubs within the District with needs which are beyond their financial capabilities. In the past five years, charitable products and services valued over half-a-million dollars has been returned to the communities of southeastern Virginia.

news and events

  • 05 Nov 17: another successful auction

    You Did It Again! Another successful auction – this time at a NEW location in Hampton, Virginia. Bidders responded with energy and enthusiasm to help raise funds for the Lions Charity Foundation. If you missed this year’s auction you missed a doozy. A huge array of quality items went up for bid and were won by enthusiastic bidders at unbelievably rock-bottom prices. Deals were everywhere. The Charity Foundation and bidders were all winners. The Hampton Baptist Youth catered to hungry bidders selling delicious BBQ, burgers and dogs with all the accoutrements, including desserts. The BBQ was so popular that they sold out before the auction ended. The meals were absolutely scrumptious generating needed funds for youth projects. Three Lions Clubs; Williamsburg Host, Windsor and Thalia were the top auction producers by amassing the highest cumulative value total of items to be auctioned, each qualifying for a $250 Service Grant. Three more Lions Clubs; Boykins, Princess Anne and James City, won a drawing consisting of clubs who collected auction items valued at $50 or more. Each of these club winners will receive a $250 service grant. Twelve (12) Lions Clubs will also receive a $250 service grant for achieving their attendance goal at the auction. They are: Chesapeake Host, Denbigh, Hampton Mercury, Hampton Phoebus, Little Creek, Ocean View, Smithfield, Thalia, VB Town Center-Blind, Williamsburg Host, Windsor and Woodstock. One of the highlights of the auction was the Charity Raffle. The drawing held at the conclusion of the auction produced the following winners: 1st Place – Nancy Hudgins of Mathews $1,000; 2nd Place – Theresa Willis of Virginia Beach $500; 3rd Place – Bert Bull of Williamsburg $250. The Suffolk Rods and Muscle Car Club again showed their generosity by presenting the Foundation with a check in the amount of $2,500. The Foundation expresses our sincere thanks for this contribution to our charity funds. A special thank you to the Hampton Baptist Church and their wonderful staff for their generosity and making us feel so welcome.

  • 04 Nov 17: 2017 auction moves to hampton

    The 2017 Bid ‘n Buy Charity Auction moves to Hampton on the Virginia Peninsula. This year’s auction will be at the Hampton Baptist Church, 40 Kings Way, Hampton, Virginia, November 4, 2017. We are excited to have the Hampton Baptist Church join us for our signature charity event. Located in the middle of Historic Downtown Hampton, Virginia you can take in the auction and then enjoy many local attractions within walking distance. Attractions such as the Hampton History Museum, The Virginia Air & Space Center, Saint John’s Church, Hampton Carousel, or enjoy one of the fine eateries all within walking distance of the auction. If time permits visit Historic Phoebus or nearby Fort Monroe. All after the auction, of course. Mark your calendar and save the date.

  • 10 Oct 16: our best auction yet

    This year’s Bid ‘N Buy Auction was a smashing success despite the torrential rains caused by Hurricane Matthew. Lion Stan Furman, President of the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D commented; “The depths of dedication to our Charity Foundation displayed by our Lions never cease to amaze me.” Furman continues, “There were 243 guests in attendance at the auction this year. Over $26,500 was raised through the event making this year’s auction the most successful to date.” Registered bidders purchased over 350 auction items ranging from small gifts to big screen digital televisions. Lions from all over Southeastern Virginia drove to Chesapeake to support us even with the threats of flash flooding. Among the guests were friends, family members and co-workers of Lions and members of the general public. “We’re especially grateful to the Suffolk Rods & Muscle Cars Club for their generous $2,000 donation to LCF 24D,” said Furman. Members of the car club attended the Bid ‘N Buy Auction to present the check. The car club chose our foundation to be the recipient of the proceeds from their most recent car show. We were chosen because our local Lions Clubs provide essential services to people in need throughout our service area. Nearly 40 Lions Clubs supported the event by soliciting auction donations, selling program advertisements, raffle tickets and purchasing auction items during the event. Furman states, “We wouldn’t be able to produce such a successful event without the support of our Lions Clubs, Bid ‘N Buy committee members’ tireless efforts and the help of our Foundation board members. A sincere thank you to everyone involved in supporting us to raise much-needed funds to continue our mission.” Year-round the Charity Foundation distributes grants to assist Lions Clubs to provide charitable, scientific, literary, or educational endeavors in Southeastern Virginia communities.

  • 08 Oct 16: a purr-fect way to spend a day

    The Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D is counting on your support to make our 7th Annual Bid ‘N Buy Auction a roaring success. You should Dash as fast as a gazelle to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church 472 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake on Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 AM. Everyone in the pride can pounce on all the auction items just sitting there like easy prey. You won’t have to hunt for your next meal when you snatch up several restaurant gift certificates or choose to eat at home on your new kitchen dinette set. Take a cat nap poolside when you purchase one of our many hotel stays or walk numerous golf course grasslands brandishing your new set of clubs. Bid to spruce up your den with a brand new 65” Visio HD Smart TV, artwork, Goebel or Hummel figurines. Be the first one to pounce on items such as gift baskets, tools, chainsaws, jewelry, computers and more. You’ll be wearing a toothy grin when you walk out wearing a new waist-length mink fur coat. Don’t delay- mark your calendar today for the silent auction from 11 – 1; live auction 1-2. Gather all your friends, family and coworkers in your pride to venture to our purr-fect charity auction.

    All net proceeds benefit the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24 D. Year-round the Charity Foundation distributes grants to assist Lions Clubs to provide charitable, scientific, literary, or educational endeavors in Southeastern Virginia communities. To view the auction program or learn more about the foundation visit our website at www.LCF24D.org. Additional questions can be emailed to PCC Lion Stan Furman at lcf24d@district24d.com.

  • 08 Oct 16: bid 'n buy auction - mark your calendar

    The seventh annual bid ‘n buy auction is scheduled for October 8, 2016 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. For details on the auction please click here. http://lcf24d.org/auctions

  • 10 Nov 15: charity auction a remarkable success

    Turn out you did to support the Lions CHarity Foundations 6th Annual Bid ‘n Buy Charity Auction. Clubs rallied with their support by amassing over 336 bid items that were placed carefully on display, ready for eager bidders. Auction Items, combined with the Auction Program Ads, the Charity Raffle, and donations, generated in excess of $22,000 for the Foundation. The Foundation Directors thanks all auction participants and volunteers for their generous support.

  • 07 Nov 15: auction & yard sale

    Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the exciting activity Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church on the corner of Battlefield and Great Bridge Boulevards in Chesapeake, Virginia. Many exciting items are on display and ready for immediate purchase or a competitive bid. For this years event we have added a yard sale that just may include something you can’t live without. Don’t stop there, come on inside for hundreds of other wonderful things you may find hard to resist. For the latest listing please visit our auctions page on this website. Purchases help the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D continue helping those in need throughout the communities of southeastern Virginia.

  • 03 Oct 15: 2015 auction postponed

    Due to inclement weather and the threat of coastal flooding this years auction, scheduled for October 3rd has been postponed until Saturday November 7th. This may be a blessing in disguise because the same auction items listed before will be up for bid and we expect even more exciting items to arrive for placement on the auction table. So mark your calendars and make plans to sail on down to Bid, Bid, Bid and Buy, Buy, Buy at our 6th Annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction.

  • 03 Oct 15: s. eastern virginia mustang club at auction

    The southeastern virginia mustang club will have cars on display at the 6th annual bid ‘n buy auction. Auction participants are invited to stroll by the line of pristine and meticulously maintained automobiles before entering the auction and get into the mood to bid, bid, bid and buy, buy, buy for charity. The bidding begins at 11:00 am for the silent auction and continues until the live auction at 1:00 pm. While bidding and buying enjoy live musical entertainment by the Lions Leo club of Smithfield and good food provided by the Youth of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

  • 03 Oct 15: come sale away at the bid ‘n buy auction

    Jump right in to be the highest bidder at the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D annual Bid ‘N Buy Auction. Drop your anchor on Saturday, October 3, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church 472 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Doors will open at 11:00 to a sea of auction items. We encourage you to dive right into the bidding waters and go overboard with your generous donations. Float around the room to check out the treasure-trove of jewels such as: STIHL chainsaws, a TaylorMade SLDR/460 Driver, tickets to the 2016 Boykins Lions Club Steak feast, golf packages, wine baskets, jewelry, tools and more. Don’t shove off too quickly… the live auction begins at 1:00. This is your chance to bid on a Gift certificate for New Years in Las Vegas. You can luxuriate for 3 days and 4 nights in a one bedroom condo at the Wyndham Grand Desert. If you prefer to stay in on New Year’s Eve, then bid on the 65” Vizio Smart TV with sound system and watch the ball drop from the comfort of your own home. Come one, come all to buy, buy, and buy some more since proceeds benefit our Lions Charity Foundation of District 24 D. Year-round the Charity Foundation distributes grants to assist Lions Clubs to provide charitable, scientific, literary, or educational endeavors in our communities. To learn more about the auction or the club service grant initiative program visit the Charity Foundation website at LCF24D.org or contact Lion Don Fuller at LCF24D@gmail.com.

  • 03 Dec 14: lcf supports barrier island center

    Recently, the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D donated $10,000 to the Barrier Islands Center on behalf of the Eastern Shore Lions Clubs. The generous donation will be used to support the Barrier Islands Center’s (BIC) My First Field Trip educational program designed to teach four and five year old children about the Barrier Islands history, art, music and manners. A delegation of Lions had the opportunity to witness these creative learning techniques first-hand when they visited BIC to present the $10,000 donation. Everyone enjoyed the day interacting with the children, listening to their first attempts to play different musical instruments, and watching their eyes light up as they learned something new. Lion Don Fuller, President of the Lions Charity Foundation, sums it up best. “As Lions, we strive to provide educational opportunities for the youth in our communities. Our Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D is here to assist Lions Clubs to turn this goal into a reality through financial support. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Barrier Islands Center’s My First Field Trip educational program.” Read more…

  • 05 Oct 14: going once, going twice...sold

    The Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D asked you to come on out and buy, buy, buy at our annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction and you didn’t let us down! Two hundred guests attended the event held on Saturday, October 4, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. Lions, friends and families took advantage of the great deals offered on the 273 items up for auction. There was a sea of items to choose from thanks to the hard work of nearly half the Lions Clubs throughout the district. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a fun filled day helping us raise $17,850 to benefit a great cause. Two new activities this year, the Poker Run and the Service Grant Incentive Program, were both successful. Nineteen adventurous souls enjoyed the scenic ride through Hampton Roads to join us at the auction. A total of $3,000 in incentive service grants were earned by the nine clubs who met attendance goals and the three clubs who won a $250 grant through the raffle drawing. The Charity Foundation Board of Directors extend a very special thanks to the Bid ’n Buy auction chair and committee, all the Lions who sold raffle tickets, bought program ads, secured donations, prepared food or volunteered that day. We couldn’t have done it without you! So why do we work so hard to raise funds? Over sixty thousand dollars worth of grants in the form of goods and services have been disbursed throughout the communities of southeast Virginia since July of 2014.

  • 04 Oct 14: 5th annual bid 'n buy auction

    Mark your calendars and get ready to bid. The Fifth Annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. The Auction is FREE to everyone and the doors open at 11:00 am. You won’t be able to resist great items like the LG 60 inch Smart TV, STIHL 18” chain saw, one night stay at Breakers Hotel including breakfast for two, a women’s Harley Davidson genuine leather riding jacket or treat yourself to an Ayurveda Massage featuring warm oil, steam box, and ending with warm lavender towels. WHO CAN RESIST? Make your way to the AUCTION by joining the Lions Charity Foundation "Poker Run" Rev your engines! It’s time to rally your fellow motorcycle and car enthusiasts to join the Lions Poker Run on Saturday, October 4, to ride through scenic Hampton Roads for a great cause. Help us raise funds to send children to District 24D Diabetes Camp to learn good diabetes management skills, healthy food choices and socialize with other kids living with diabetes. So please navigate to the auction section of this web site or click on this link - 2014 Bid ‘n Buy - to learn more about the auction and Poker Run. Plans are underway to make this auction our best yet. Come out and support the Lions Charity Foundation raise funds to support our charitable programs.

  • 10 Dec 13: lcf withdraws from kingsmill championship

    When the LPGA Kingsmill Championship faltered in 2009 the Lions Charity Foundation started a Bid ‘n Buy Auction in 2010 as a fund raising alternative. In 2012, Kingsmill Country Club and the LPGA restarted an LPGA event at Kingsmill and district Lions and the Foundation accepted an invitation to participate. Following several tournaments and after considerable discourse, the Foundation decided it was in our best interest to withdraw from the LPGA event and concentrate our efforts on the Bid ‘n Buy Auction.

  • 26 Nov 13: $10k for eastern shore barrier island center

    The Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D, Inc (LCF) presented a check for $10,000 to the Eastern Shore Barrier Island Center (BIC) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 for the Lions Early Education Support Studio. The BIC is a community focal point and gathering place where many local events occur. The Charity Foundation and local Eastern Shore Lions Clubs aim to work together with the Barrier Island Center to serve the community, preserve the precious artifacts of the museum, educate current and future generations, and provide a gathering place where ALL are welcome, regardless of economic status, origin or ability. At left Chester Kramer, Board members of the Charity Foundation and local Lions club representatives present a check to Laura Vaughn (executive director) and Sally Dickinsen (director of education) of the Barrier Island Center.

  • 06 Nov 13: 4th annual bid 'n buy auction a success

    The 4th Annual Bid ’n Buy Auction of the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24 D was a remarkable success! With estimates of nearly 200 people in attendance at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, the mood was festive, the participants were active and deals were plentiful! According to auction organizers, this is one of our most profitable auctions yet. In spite of the dreary weather, individual deal seekers were in abundance and enthusiastically bid on over 300 items up for auction.

    Winners of the of the LCF Charity Raffle were:

    1. Cedric Jones - Portsmouth - $1,000
    2. Dwight Goodenour - Williamsburg- $500
    3. Bruce MacIver - Virginia Beach - $250

    The support of the Lions Clubs of the District with their contributions of time, auction items and enthusiasm were the ingredients which made our 4th Annual Bid ’n Buy Auction successful. The Charity Foundation Board expresses our thanks and gratitude to all the loyal supporters.

  • 19 Oct 13: 4th annual bid 'n buy auction up next

    Mark your calendars and get ready to bid. The Fourth Annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. We are excited to announce this years auction will feature the National Federation of the Blind Car Show on site with over 100 pristine cars and motorcycles on display. The Auction is FREE to everyone and the doors open at 10 am. There is a small admission fee of $3 for the car show.

    We have some terrific items up for bid so please navigate to the auction section of this web site or click on this link 2013 upcoming auction items to see what will be up for auction.

  • 05 May 13: Cristi Kerr wins 2013 kingsmill championship

    The 2013 Kingsmill Championship had another dramatic finish on Sunday with a 2-hole playoff between LPGA players Cristi Kerr and Suzann Pettersen. Cristi Kerr won by sinking a short put for par on the second hole of the playoff. It was her third win at Kingsmill. The Lions Charity Foundation has participated in the tournament at Kingsmill since its inception with the PGA in 1982. We wish to thank the many volunteers who assisted the Lions Charity Foundation with parking and traffic management. We couldn’t have supported this prestigeous tournament at Kingsmill without your help.

  • 25 Jan 13: bid 'n buy auction date announced for 2013

    The Fourth Annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. This is the same location as last years successful auction. The Charity Foundation is anticipating another fun and exciting event. One-hundred percent of the auction proceeds go directly to our local Charity Foundation projects. If you have new items to donate for the auction, wish to volunteer, would like to purchase raffle tickets, or purchase advertising in our auction program please contact one of our Foundation Officers listed on the "board / policies" page of this web site. Suggested auction items and other forms and auction information is listed on the "auctions" page of this web site.

    More information can be provided and questions answered by emailing lcf24d@gmail.com.

  • 18 Jan 13: LPGA kingsmill championship

    The LPGA returns to Kingsmill April 29 - May 5, 2013. The Lions Charity Foundation is again supporting this prestigious tournament. Volunteers are needed and your participation is requested to help with the Lions Charity Foundation fund raising event. Please contact Lion Jerry Phelps at 757-692-9925 or email lcf24d@gmail.com for more information.

  • 06 Oct 12: bid 'n buy auction

    The Third Annual Bid ‘n Buy Auction successfully concluded on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. This exciting auction offered hundreds of wonderful items for bid such as Correctional Laser Eye Surgery, Vacation and special golf packages and much more. View below, the full list of auction items by clicking “view auction items here”. The Lions Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit and our PediaVision team was on site providing FREE eye and hearing screenings for children and adults. Also, auto clubs and motorcycle clubs showcased their beautiful rides. The Bid ‘n Buy Auction is one of our major fund raising events that helps generate the resources necessary for us to continue our charitable activities.

  • 09 Sep 12: LPGA golf tournament

    The 2012 LPGA golf tournament at Kingsmill finished on Sunday September 9, 2012 with one of the most exciting conclusions in LPGA history. It took nine playoff holes and an extra day for Jiyai Shin to defeat Paula Creamer for the Kingsmill Championship title. The Lions Charity Foundation has participated in this tournament at Kingsmill since its inception with the PGA in 1982. It has been our major fund raiser.