The Pennsbury Lions Club recently supported The Synergy Project, a homeless teen (ages 18-21 years) outreach program in Bucks County, by donating a brand new Dell laptop computer for the program’s Teen Center. Club President Milli Kerner presented the laptop to the program’s Outreach Coordinator, Shane Burroughs, during the club’s monthly dinner meeting in February. “The generosity of the Pennsbury Lions Club is very much appreciated,” said Mr. Burroughs.
“We are so grateful for their support and recognition, which is also very encouraging as we grow our presence in local communities.”
The laptop will be used by the homeless teens when they come to the center to get out of inclement weather, grab a meal, or to complete school homework. In January 2012 26 teens were being helped by the Synergy Project.
At the same meeting, President Milli also announced the 2011 recipients of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Club members Lorraine Baker and Bruce Goulet received the prestigious award. Lions Clubs around the globe recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them this award named for its founder, Melvin Jones. The award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.
The recipients of this award become models because of the exemplary service to their club and the community which it serves.