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International Winter Relief Campaign

A project by Leo Club of Mount Lavinia Orient Centennial

Project Summery:

This year the Leos of International Organizing a Mega Service project focuses on Providing Clothing to those in need. Since the project was done as an international joint project, Leos throughout the world could serve a number of beneficiaries. 59 Leo Clubs in 5 different countries gathered together in hopes of through this project, clothes are distributed to people who are unable to meet their basic needs.

25 Sri Lankan Clubs Participated in this Project.

Project Chairman: Leo Hasitha Perera
Project Secretary: Leo Akila Gunarathne
Project Treasurer: Leo Rishma Fernando
Project Type: Joint Project
Host Club: Leo Club of Moratuwa
Organizing Clubs: Leo Club of Colombo Host, Leo Club of Colombo Millennium, Leo Club of Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya, Leo Club of Mount Lavinia Orient Centennial, Leo Club of Unawatuna Diamond Stars, Leo Club of UOC FOA, Leo Club of UOC FOS, Leo Club of UOC Alumni, Leo Club of Godigamuwa, Leo Club of Kesbawa, Leo Club of Mathara Nilwala, Leo Club of Kotahena Centennial Genesis, Leo Club of Negombo Orient, Leo Club of Pamunugama-Jaela, Leo Club of Biyagama North, Leo Club of Colombo Grand City, Leo Club of Weliweriya, Leo Club of Athugalpura, Leo Club of Awissawella, Leo Club of Kandy, Leo Club of Bachelors of Social Works, Leo Club of Maharagama Golden City, Leo Club of Pannipitiya Metro Titans (Jointly organized the hunger relief project with 34 clubs of 4 other Asian countries)
Date: 2021-01-03
Venue: Lions activity center, Moratuwa
Project Description:

Leo Club of Moratuwa, Leo Club of Colombo Host, Leo Club of MLOC, Leo Club of KBV, Leo Club of Kesbawa, Leo Club of KCG

We Leos of Moratuwa Initially, planned to do the project individual. However, due to the epidemic situation, some areas have been isolated and due to this problem, I decided to join hands with several Clubs who could carry out the project. Thus five more Leo clubs joined us.

First we needed to fix a date and place for the project to take place. We decided to carry out the project on the 3rd of January at the Lions Activity Center in Moratuwa. About 50 underprivileged families in a pre-school run by our Lions Club were selected to distribute clothes doing the project. There our lions as well as the pre-school warden were very helpful to us.

Accordingly, we started collecting clothes for the project. After we posted information about the project on social media, the costumes for the project were added with a great deal of positive feedback. A large number of our Leos, family members, neighbors, and friends joined hands with us. We decided to systematically gather all the clothes in one place. Accordingly, we continued to add clothes until the day before the project. The day before the project we went to the Moratuwa Lions Activity Center and booked all the clothes we got. There we also received clothes from Clubs who could not attend the project day. We also received clothes from other clubs that joined us on Project Day and shared them all.

Eventually the project came to a head. 2nd Vice District Governor Lion Shyana Jayalath Came as the Chief Guest of the Project and PCC Lion Dr. Anver Dole Came as the Guest of Honor of the Project.

After the commencement of the project, Leo Akila, President of the Moratuwa Leo Club addressed the audience and shared his views. After that all the clothes were distributed very successfully and at the end of the project there was a good response from everyone present. Afterwards the guests and all the Leos had a brief chat and then happily parted.

Collected Items

Donations from Leo Club of MLOC

General Participants

Participants of the project

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