Cedar Falls Lions donated toys, cash to childrenâ€™s hospital
CEDAR FALLS â€” The Cedar Falls Lions Club turned pancakes into a promotion benefiting young hospital patients.
The service organization recently delivered $650 in toys â€” new, unwrapped stuffed animals, coloring books, puzzles, various games, journals and storybooks â€” plus $500 to the University of Iowa Stead Family Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
The fundraiser for the pediatric patients included the Lionsâ€™ annual Sturgis Falls Pancake Event June 30. Discounted meals were provided to anyone bringing a toy to the breakfast.
Lions Club members also made toy and cash contributions during the fund drive.
â€œThe success of this six-week campaign may encourage us to make this an annual part of the Lions outreach on behalf of kids with cancer,â€ said Roy Justis, Lions Pediatric Cancer local chair. â€œThe response was remarkable, but frankly I was not surprised.â€