Lions Club promotes random acts of kindness

Members of the Grand Junction Lions Club once again participated in annual program promoting random acts of kindness.

Members of the club each received $100 in cash to give to individuals and organizations that might not receive assistance through traditional community programs.

In the past, the Random Acts of Kindness Program has helped people pay for everything from blankets and meals to prescriptions and utility bills.

Over the past 14 years, the program has donated a total of more than $350,000. The program has been recognized internationally and inspired Lions Clubs across the country to undertake similar efforts.

“The Grand Junction Lions Club Random Acts of Kindness Program is one of the most rewarding programs we do,” said Scott Feddersen, president of the club. “It provides a unique opportunity for our individual members to make a positive impact on our neighbors and in our community.”

The Random Acts of Kindness Program adds to the philanthropic efforts of the Grand Junction Lions Club.

Over the past 90 years, the club has given a total of more than $7 million to more than 600 groups, organizations and projects — money raised from the sale of raffle tickets and the annual Lions Club Carnival.

The Grand Junction Lions Club and its Community Betterment Committee granted a total of $137,000 to 17 organizations over the past year.