Holiday Shopping Huge Success!
Cherry Hill, NJ – December 6, 2016 – More than 30 visually impaired children and teens shopped for their families on Sunday morning at an annual event sponsored by the Haddonfield Lions Club in conjunction with the Pennsauken Lions Club. With the help of Target on Route 38 in Cherry Hill and the LEOS Clubs of high school students from Haddonfield, Pennsauken and Gloucester City visually challenged students received gift cards and picked out gifts for their families. After shopping all the participants had time for socializing, snacks and a visit with Santa. The tradition is now going on 20 years. Students left with wrapped gifts they can put under the tree for their parents, brothers and sisters.
The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired brings students to shop and every year all who are involved have a meaningful and fun time. Earlier this year, the Lions Clubs of Haddonfield and Pennsauken honored Target for its generosity and participation.
About the Lions: The Haddonfield Lions Club has more than 50 members and supports numerous organizations that help visually impaired people in our region and throughout the world. Our local group hosts numerous events including Target holiday shopping for visually impaired children and teens; a prom for seniors (hosted with the high school LEO Club); the fundraising Pasta Dinner; the Mayor’s Breakfast; and many local eye screenings. We also contribute to other health causes including vaccinations for children in third world countries.